In this study, the performance characteristics of a polymer electrolyte membrane fuel cell (PEMFC) were investigated at low operating temperatures under steady-state and dynamic conditions. The performance of the PEMFC was analyzed according to the external humidifying rate and air stoichiometry. The ohmic resistance was also investigated using EIS tests. At the operating temperature of 35°C, voltage fluctuation occurred to a greater degree compared to that at 45°C. Therefore, it was found that the air stoichiometry should be higher than 2.5 for the stable operation of the fuel cell. In addition, the relative humidity of the reactant gases should be higher than 60 to reduce the ohmic resistance.
|Number of pages||7|
|Journal||Transactions of the Korean Society of Mechanical Engineers, B|
|Publication status||Published - 2014 Aug|
- Dynamic Characteristics
- Lower Operating Temperature
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Mechanical Engineering