Process system engineering in direct methanol fuel cell

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Abstract

Among the different fuel cell technologies, the direct methanol fuel cell (DMFC) presents several interesting scientific and engineering problems such as feed and oxidant requirements, fuel utilization and recovery, scale-up, etc. There are many Process System Engineering (PSE) issues that remain unsolved. Notable among these are the structure of the DMFC and the modeling and optimization of design parameters. The PSE-related challenges discussed in this paper include the methanol and water crossover, the low kinetics rates of the reaction, heat and water management, the fuel management system, hydrodynamics studies and mass transport. Also presented in this paper are several important engineering factors for the successful stacking design of DMFCs for portable applications.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)6219-6236
Number of pages18
JournalInternational Journal of Hydrogen Energy
Volume36
Issue number10
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - May 2011

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Direct methanol fuel cells (DMFC)
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systems engineering
fuel cells
methyl alcohol
engineering
water management
management systems
Water management
Oxidants
Fuel cells
crossovers
Methanol
Mass transfer
Hydrodynamics
recovery
hydrodynamics
Recovery
heat

Keywords

  • Direct methanol fuel cell
  • Fuel and water management
  • Heat management
  • Mass transport
  • Process system engineering

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

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Process system engineering in direct methanol fuel cell. / Basri, S.; Kamarudin, Siti Kartom.

In: International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, Vol. 36, No. 10, 05.2011, p. 6219-6236.

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