Perfonnance Evaluation of Single Cell and Stack of PolymerElectrolyte Fuel Cell by Using Transfer Printing Technique

  • KIM, CHANG SOO (Fuel Cell Research Center, Korea Institute of Energy Research) ;
  • CHUN, YOUNG-GAB (Fuel Cell Research Center, Korea Institute of Energy Research) ;
  • PECK, DONG-HYUN (Fuel Cell Research Center, Korea Institute of Energy Research) ;
  • YANG, TAE-HYUN (Fuel Cell Research Center, Korea Institute of Energy Research)
  • Published : 2000.03.15

Abstract

The polymer electrolyte membrane fuel cell (PEMFC) system was developed. In order to enhance the performance of membrane electrode assembly (MEA), the transfer printing method of the electrocatalyst layer on membrane was developed. The $H_2/O_2$ single cell with an electrode area of $50cm^2$ was fabricated and tested using 20 wt.% Pt/C as an electrocatalyst and the commercial and hand-made MEA such as Nafion 115, Hanwha, Dow, Flemion T and Gore Select. The 100-cell PEMFC stack with an active electrode area of $300cm^2$ was designed and fabricated using 40 wt.% Pt/C and 30 wt.% Pt-Ru/C as a cathode and anode electrocatalysts, respectively. The performance of PEMFC system was obtained to be 7kW (250A at 28V) and 3.5kW (70A at 50V) at $80^{\circ}C$ by flowing $H_2/air$ and methanol reformed fuel gas/air, respectively.

Keywords

Fuel Cell;Polymer Electrolyte Membrane;Reformation;Methanol;PEMFC

Acknowledgement

Supported by : Ministry of Science and Technology, Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy