Polymer Electrolyte Membrane Electrolyzer

Application ID: 86701

In a polymer electrolyte membrane electrolyzer cell (PEMEC), the two electrode compartments are separated by a polymer membrane. Liquid water is fed to the anode side, forming oxygen gas on the anode, and hydrogen gas on the cathode side, respectively.

The respective designs of the flow field patterns are important in order to obtain a uniform distribution of flow, in combination with low pressure drops, during operation.

In this example, the mixture model is used to model the two-phase fluid dynamics on the anode side of a PEMEC.

This model example illustrates applications of this type that would nominally be built using the following products: