سال انتشار: ۱۳۸۳
محل انتشار: نهمین کنگره ملی مهندسی شیمی ایران
تعداد صفحات: ۱۷
Eshagh Nimvar – Green Research Center, Iran University of Science and Technology
Rowshanzamir – Green Research Center, Iran University of Science and Technology
M. Khoshnoodi – Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Sistan and Baluchestan, Zahedan, Iran
Mohammad Eikani – Chemical Industries Research Center, Iranian Research Organization for Science & Technology (IROST), Tehran, Iran
Modeling the mode of operation of catalyst active layers offers an interesting way for predicting the working behavior of the electrodes for Proton Exchange Membrane fuel cells. A pseudo-homogeneous model for the cathode catalyst layer performance in PEM fuel cells is derived from a basic mass current balance by the control volume approach. The model considers kinetics of oxygen reduction at the catalyst/electrolyte interface, proton transport through the polymer electrolyte and oxygen diffusion through porous media. The governing equations are solved numerically. The numerical results were compared with the open literature data. The main goal of this research work was to determine the factors affecting the performance of the fuel cell.