Technical Proceedings of the 2014 Clean Technology Conference and Trade Show

Cleantech 2014

Chapter 3: Fuel cells & Hydrogen

Authors:
L. Krishnan, G. Yeager, K. Clark, J. Kerr, G. Soloveichik, T. Miebach
Affilation:
GE Global Research, US
Pages:
151 - 154
Keywords:
Nafion, low RH, decalin, PEM fuel cell
Abstract:
The interaction of Nafion® 212 membrane with a carbocyclic fuel, decalin was studied. Decalin treatment of N212 improved vapor sorption and membrane conductivity. In addition a substantial increase of peak power in a H2/Air fuel cell at low relative humidities was observed. The treated membranes also exhibited significantly low hydrogen crossover currents and internal resistance during fuel cell operation.
Enhanced fuel cell performance with modified Nafion® membranes
ISBN:
978-1-4822-5819-6
Pages:
486