Low Temperature PEM Fuel Cell with Serpentine Flow Field
Application ID: 100201
This tutorial explores the current distribution in a low temperature PEMFC when using serpentine-based flow field patterns.
The cell is operated in counter-flow mode so that the oxygen and hydrogen inlet flow streams are located at opposite sides.
Relatively dry inlet gas compositions are used so that the cell relies on self-humidification for achieving good performance.
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