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Título: Modeling and simulation of micro direct methanol Fuel Cells
Autor: Falcão, D. S.
Oliveira, V. B.
Oliveira, M. S. N.
Rangel, C. M.
Palavras-chave: MicroDMFC
Mathematical modelling
Heat transfer
Mass transfer
Data: 10-Nov-2011
Citação: Falcão, D. S.; Oliveira, V. B.; Oliveira, M. S. N.; Rangel, C. M.; Pinto, A. M. F. R. Modeling and simulation of micro direct methanol Fuel Cells. In: 4th International Seminar on Advances in Hydrogen Energy Technologies : Oportunities and Challenges in a Hydrogen Economy, Viana do Castelo, Novembro 10-11, 2011, 6 p.
Resumo: Fuel cells have unique technological attributes: efficiency, absence of moving parts and low emissions. The Direct Methanol Fuel Cell (DMFC) has attracted much attention due to its potential applications as a power source for transportation and portable electronic devices. With the advance of micromachining technologies, miniaturization of power sources became one of the trends of evolution of research in this area. Based on the advantages of the scaling laws, miniaturization promises higher efficiency and performance of power generating devices, so, MicroDMFC is an emergent technology. Models play an important role in fuel cell development since they facilitate a better understanding of parameters affecting the performance of fuel cells. In this work, a steady state, one-dimensional model accounting for coupled heat and mass transfer, along with the electrochemical reactions occurring in a fuel cell, already developed and validated for DMFC in [1-3], is used to predict Micro DMFC performance. The model takes in account all relevant phenomena occurring in a DMFC. Polarization curves predicted by the model are compared with experimental data existing in literature and the model shows good agreement, mainly for lower current densities. The model is used to predict some important parameters to analyze fuel cell performance, such as water transport coefficient and leakage current density. This easily to implement simplified model is suitable for use in real-time MicroDMFC simulations.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10400.9/1467
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