Investigating the effects of passive storage factors on methanol flux passive Direct Methanol Fuel Cell

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Abstract

The main objective of this study is to investigate the main and interaction effects of design parameters on the methanol flux of a single 4.84 cm2 Direct Methanol Fuel Cell (DMFC). This study uses 24 full-factorial designs, a factorial arrangement with four factors at two-levels and one centre point. The factors considered in this study are: the inlet diameter of inlet flow, direction of the flow, fuel cell orientation and the height of second storage. The inlet diameter of inlet flow is determined as 1.5, 2.38 and 4 mm. The direction of flow is set up as bottom and top. The orientations are selected as vertical and horizontal. The height of second storage varies from 50 mm to 70 mm with 10 mm interval. Result show that the direction of the flow has the most significant effect on highest methanol flux and next is the orientation, while the inlet diameter of inflow and the height of storage 2 play only minor role. However, the interactions between inlet diameter of inflow and the height of storage 2 show significant effect and need to be considered. The results show a good agreement with Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) and literature.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication20th World Hydrogen Energy Conference, WHEC 2014
PublisherCommittee of WHEC2014
Pages175-182
Number of pages8
Volume1
ISBN (Print)9780000000002
Publication statusPublished - 2014
Event20th World Hydrogen Energy Conference, WHEC 2014 - Gwangju
Duration: 15 Jun 201420 Jun 2014

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Other20th World Hydrogen Energy Conference, WHEC 2014
CityGwangju
Period15/6/1420/6/14

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Inlet flow
Direct methanol fuel cells (DMFC)
Methanol
Fluxes
Fuel cells
Computational fluid dynamics

Keywords

  • Computational Fluid Dynamics
  • Direct Methanol Fuel Cell
  • Methanol flux
  • Storage

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment
  • Fuel Technology

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Kamaruddin, Z. F., Kamarudin, S. K., Mastar @ Masdar, M. S., & Wan Daud, W. R. (2014). Investigating the effects of passive storage factors on methanol flux passive Direct Methanol Fuel Cell. In 20th World Hydrogen Energy Conference, WHEC 2014 (Vol. 1, pp. 175-182). Committee of WHEC2014.

Investigating the effects of passive storage factors on methanol flux passive Direct Methanol Fuel Cell. / Kamaruddin, Z. F.; Kamarudin, Siti Kartom; Mastar @ Masdar, Mohd Shahbudin; Wan Daud, Wan Ramli.

20th World Hydrogen Energy Conference, WHEC 2014. Vol. 1 Committee of WHEC2014, 2014. p. 175-182.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Kamaruddin, ZF, Kamarudin, SK, Mastar @ Masdar, MS & Wan Daud, WR 2014, Investigating the effects of passive storage factors on methanol flux passive Direct Methanol Fuel Cell. in 20th World Hydrogen Energy Conference, WHEC 2014. vol. 1, Committee of WHEC2014, pp. 175-182, 20th World Hydrogen Energy Conference, WHEC 2014, Gwangju, 15/6/14.
Kamaruddin ZF, Kamarudin SK, Mastar @ Masdar MS, Wan Daud WR. Investigating the effects of passive storage factors on methanol flux passive Direct Methanol Fuel Cell. In 20th World Hydrogen Energy Conference, WHEC 2014. Vol. 1. Committee of WHEC2014. 2014. p. 175-182
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