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Design and Development of Membrane Electrode Assembly for Proton Exchange Membrane Fuel Cell


Abstract This work aimed to characterize and optimize the variables that influence the Gas Diffusion Layer (GDL) preparation using design of experiment (DOE) approach. In the process of GDL preparation, the quantity of carbon support and Teflon were found to have significant influence on the Proton Exchange Membrane Fuel Cell (PEMFC). Characterization methods like surface roughness, wetting characteristics, microstructure surface morphology, pore size distribution, thermal conductivity of GDLs were examined using laser interferometer, Goniometer, SEM, porosimetry and thermal conductivity analyzer respectively. The GDLs were evaluated in single cell PEMFC under various operating conditions of temperature and relative humidity (RH) using air as oxidan... (more)
Created Date 2016
Contributor Kasat, Harshal Kasat (Author) / Kannan, Arunachalana (Advisor) / Phelan, Patrick (Advisor) / Shuaib, Abdelrahman (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Alternative energy / Engineering / Energy / Design of Experiment / Gas diffusion layer / Membrane-Electrodes Assembly / ORR catalysts / PEM Fuel Cell / ZIF-67
Type Masters Thesis
Extent 70 pages
Language English
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Note Masters Thesis Mechanical Engineering 2016
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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