Electrochemical carbon corrosion in high temperature proton exchange membrane fuel cells
- Electrochemical carbon corrosion in high temperature proton exchange membrane fuel cells
- 오형석; 이진희; 김한성
- High temperature proton exchange; membrane fuel cell; Carbon corrosion; Durability; Mass spectrometry; Electrocatalysts
- Issue Date
- International journal of hydrogen energy
- VOL 37, NO 14-10849
- Electrochemical carbon corrosion occurring in a high temperature proton exchange membrane fuel cell (HT-PEMFC) operating under non-humidification conditions was investigated by measuring CO2 generation using on-line mass spectrometry and comparing the results with a low-temperature proton exchange membrane fuel cell (LT-PEMFC) operated under fully humidified conditions. The experimental results showed that more CO2 was measured for the HT-PEMFC, indicating that more electrochemical carbon corrosion occurs in HT-PEMFCs. This observation is attributed to the enhanced kinetics of electrochemical carbon corrosion due to the elevated operating temperature in HT-PEMFCs. Additionally, electrochemical carbon corrosion in HT-PEMFCs showed a strong dependence on water content. Therefore, it is critical to remove the water content in the supply gases to reduce electrochemical carbon corrosion.
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