Online Workshop: Vapour Sorption Techniques for Fuel Cell Research
The research on fuel cells as alternative power generators is growing significantly. The humidity of the feed stream is vital to the performance of proton exchange membrane fuel cells. Also, the surface energies of fuel cell components are related to electro-osmotic drag, back diffusion of water, and water retention.
The surface energies of different fuel cell components have been measured via Inverse Gas Chromatography (IGC SEA) over a range of relative humidities. Therefore, characterizing thermodynamic properties of wetting, such as internal surface energy, over a range of RHs is vital to the successful development of PEMFC components. Additionally, Water content and flux are important properties for proton exchange membrane fuel cell performance. The water sorption isotherms have been determined using Dynamic Vapour Sorption (DVS).
This workshop includes two in-depth presentations discussing the latest research in DVS technology and its applications in fuel cell research.