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Accelerated Degradation Test of Electrolyte Membrane in PEMFC Stack
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Accelerated Degradation Test of Electrolyte Membrane in PEMFC Stack
Jeong, Jaejin; Lee, Sehoon; Lee, Hyeri; Kim, Saehoon; Ahn, Byungki; Ko, Jaijoon; Park, Kwonpil;
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Until a recent day, degradation of PEMFC (Proton Exchange Membrane Fuel Cells) has been mainly studied in unit cell. But operation and degradation of real PEMFC going along in stack instead of unit cell. Therefore in this work, ADT (Accelerated Degradation Test) of PEMFC was done in stack and the result from stack`s test was compared with that of unit cell. The polymer electrolyte membrane was degraded by repeated electrochemical and mechanical degradation method among several ADT methods. Current densities of MEA at 0.6V decreased in stack and unit cell, 28.4% and 27.8% respectively after ADT for 312 hours. Hydrogen crossover current densities of membrane increased in stack and unit cell, 16.8% and 15.2% respectively after ADT for 312 hours. The result of ADT in stack was similar that of ADT in unit cell, which showed that ADT method of unit cell was available to the stack.
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