This paper reports the fabrication and characterization of a new concept of flow-through anode for membraneless laminar flow fuel cell (LFFC). To establish a reference case, a fuel cell with flow over and planar anode was fabricated as well. Experimental results indicated that maximum power density was improved from 17 mW/cm2 in planar design to 23 mW/cm2 using the flow-through design. The higher power density of flow-through design is an indicative of higher fuel utilization in the porous anode. Images of the flow obtained experimentally showed that mixing was reduced at the liquid-liquid interface in the channel with flow-through anode leading to increased fuel concentration over anode.
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Air-Breathing Membraneless Laminar Flow Fuel Cell With Flow-Through Anode
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Mousavi Shaegh, SA, Nguyen, N, & Chan, SH. "Air-Breathing Membraneless Laminar Flow Fuel Cell With Flow-Through Anode." Proceedings of the ASME 2011 9th International Conference on Fuel Cell Science, Engineering and Technology collocated with ASME 2011 5th International Conference on Energy Sustainability. ASME 2011 9th International Conference on Fuel Cell Science, Engineering and Technology. Washington, DC, USA. August 7–10, 2011. pp. 217-222. ASME. https://doi.org/10.1115/FuelCell2011-54918
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