Analyses on a declining performance of PEMFC with fuel containing impurities (1st report, proposal of analytical methods adopting the poisoning prediction formulas and the poisoning estimation coefficient)

Yushi Kamiya, Kazuyuki Narusawa, Morimasa Hayashida, Daisuke Kurashima, Katsuhiko Wakabayashi

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Abstract

This paper covers our investigation into a decline in Fuel Cell performance resulting from hydrogen fuel containing CO. Here, we had several investigations into CO poisoning on dependence of types of catalyst between Pt and Pt-Ru alloy. The results are summarized as follows: 1) The poisoning prediction formulas and the poisoning estimation coefficient to predict and estimate the FC performance were derived theoretically. 2) The actual process of CO poisoning was scrutinized by focusing on adsorption of CO and desorption of CO2 molecules, and changing of several polarizations of FC caused by CO poisoning were estimated. 3) Investigations into the relationship between the CO concentration, operating pressure, operating temperature and the CO poisoning were carried out. If FC underwent at a high CO concentration, no significant improvement could be expected by operating at increased pressure, and effects of the operating temperature is almost the same between two types of catalyst.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1281-1286
Number of pages6
JournalNippon Kikai Gakkai Ronbunshu, B Hen/Transactions of the Japan Society of Mechanical Engineers, Part B
Volume68
Issue number668
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2002 Apr
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Alternative energy
  • Automobile
  • Carbon monoxide
  • Catalyzer
  • Fuel cell

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanical Engineering

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