An improved PEMFC model with a new interface mass transfer submodel without empirical coefficients

V. A. Danilov, I. Moon

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This study presents an improved 1-D PEM fuel cell model, which includes a new submodel for interface mass transfer in the presence of evaporation and condensation. In contrast with the conventional approach, this new submodel describes mass transfer under equilibrium conditions without the need for empirical coefficients. Polarization curves calculated with the improved model agree with experimental data from the literature. Simulation results illustrate the importance of evaporation and condensation in PEM fuel cells. The submodel developed here can also be used for heat and water management in PEMFC design.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1531-1542
Number of pages12
JournalChemical Engineering Communications
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - 2007 Nov 1


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Chemical Engineering(all)

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