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Distributed parameter model-based control of water activity and concentration of reactants in a polymer electrolyte membrane fuel cell

Author
Sarmiento, M.; Serra, M.; Batlle, C.
Type of activity
Journal article
Journal
International journal of hydrogen energy
Date of publication
2017-01-01
Volume
42
Number
42
First page
26389
Last page
26407
DOI
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijhydene.2017.08.191 Open in new window
Repository
http://hdl.handle.net/2117/108307 Open in new window
URL
http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0360319917334948 Open in new window
Abstract
Water management is still a key challenge for optimal performance and durability of polymer electrolyte membrane (PEM) fuel cells. Water levels along the channel in a PEM fuel cell present important spatial variations that should be taken into account to avoid both local flooding and local drying. In this work, a decentralised model predictive control scheme is designed to maintain the water activity on both anode and cathode sides of the PEM at appropriate levels. The proposed strategy tackles ...
Citation
Sarmiento, M., Serra, M., Batlle, C. Distributed parameter model-based control of water activity and concentration of reactants in a polymer electrolyte membrane fuel cell. "International journal of hydrogen energy", 1 Gener 2017, vol.42, núm. 42, p. 26389-26407
Keywords
Distributed parameter modeling, Model predictive control, PEM fuel cell, Performance enhancement, Water management
Group of research
ACES - Advanced Control of Energy Systems
CS2AC-UPC - Supervision, Safety and Automatic Control
SAC - Advanced Control Systems

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