Online Workshop: Vapour Sorption Techniques for Fuel Cell Research



Tues 29 June 2021
10 am CEST | 9 am BST
2 hours incl. Q&A
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Co-organized with:

MeishanMeishan Guo
Application Scientist
Surface Measurement Systems Ltd
Imperial College London

Guest speaker:

Dr. Florian Wilhelm
Zentrum für Sonnenenergieund

We invite you to join Surface Measurement Systems and Zentrum für Sonnenenergie- und Wasserstoff-Forschung Baden-Württemberg for
this special online event. Discover how you can use Dynamic Vapor Sorption (DVS) technology for characterization in your fuel cell research.

The research of 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 is 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 will include two in-depth presentations discussing the latest research in DVS technology and its applications in fuel cell research. Attendees will also be able to engage directly with our speakers in a live Q&A discussion.

with Dr. Florian Wilhelm

About ZSW:

ZSW is a pioneer in application-oriented fuel cell technology, from material development through to system testing. For many years, they have been working on polymer membrane fuel cells (PEMFC), which are used in mobile (e.g. in vehicles), stationary (e.g. in domestic energy systems) and portable applications (e.g. off-grid power supply systems). Other focal areas include direct methanol fuel cells (DMFC), high-temperature membrane fuel cells (HT-PEMFC) and fuel cells with alternative membrane materials (e.g. AEMFC) and electrode materials (e.g. Pt-free electrodes).

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