Influence the filler orientation on the performance of bipolar plate

Nabilah Afiqah Mohd Radzuan, Abu Bakar Sulong, Mahendra Rao Somalu

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Abstract

Bipolar plates significantly contribute to the development of the polymer electrolyte membrane (PEM) fuel cells technology due to their ability to produce high electrical conductivity based on the type of materials used. Mismatching of inappropriate materials and manufacture may lead to the inferior performance of PEM fuel cells. Hence, material development was determined crucial to balance the overall performance of PEM fuels including the mechanical properties and electrical conductivity of the materials. Studies on conductive polymer composites (CPCs) offered filler with orientation in terms of filler with aspect ratio and shape as an alternative method to enhance the overall performance of the bipolar plate. Filler orientations permit an excellent conductivity network formation while controlling the filler alignment based on required applications. This paper reviewed various studies of filler orientations including materials used and methods of manufacture of CPC materials for the effective development of bipolar plate. The technique to orientate the filler was highlight in terms of materials processing and its effects on the materials performance.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)669-676
Number of pages8
JournalSains Malaysiana
Volume48
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Mar 2019

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Fillers
Polymers
Proton exchange membrane fuel cells (PEMFC)
Composite materials
Electrolytes
Aspect ratio
Membranes
Mechanical properties
Processing

Keywords

  • Conductive polymer composite
  • Electrical conductivity
  • Orientation

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Influence the filler orientation on the performance of bipolar plate. / Radzuan, Nabilah Afiqah Mohd; Sulong, Abu Bakar; Somalu, Mahendra Rao.

In: Sains Malaysiana, Vol. 48, No. 3, 01.03.2019, p. 669-676.

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