Novel porous bipolar plates for use with acid-doped PBI fuel cells at elevated temperatures

R. Zaffou, R. P. Brooker, H. R. Kunz, L. Bonville, R. Parnas

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Abstract

Light-weight, porous bipolar plates were developed that are ideally suited for use with phosphoric acid-doped polybenzimidazole membrane fuel cells. The porous nature of the bipolar plates allows for a reservoir of acid to remain in intimate contact with the MEA to replenish lost acid. Single-cell and 4-cell stack data show good repeatability, both in flow distribution and performance scans. Over 1000 hour endurance data show performance losses are due to MEA decay, and not bipolar plate corrosion.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationECS Transactions - Proton Exchange Membrane Fuel Cells 8
Pages1907-1914
Number of pages8
Edition2 PART 2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2008
EventProton Exchange Membrane Fuel Cells 8, PEMFC - 214th ECS Meeting - Honolulu, HI, United States
Duration: 12 Oct 200817 Oct 2008

Publication series

NameECS Transactions
Number2 PART 2
Volume16
ISSN (Print)1938-5862
ISSN (Electronic)1938-6737

Conference

ConferenceProton Exchange Membrane Fuel Cells 8, PEMFC - 214th ECS Meeting
CountryUnited States
CityHonolulu, HI
Period12/10/0817/10/08

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Zaffou, R., Brooker, R. P., Kunz, H. R., Bonville, L., & Parnas, R. (2008). Novel porous bipolar plates for use with acid-doped PBI fuel cells at elevated temperatures. In ECS Transactions - Proton Exchange Membrane Fuel Cells 8 (2 PART 2 ed., pp. 1907-1914). (ECS Transactions; Vol. 16, No. 2 PART 2). https://doi.org/10.1149/1.2982031