Investigations on material handling using direct methanol fuel cell

M. K. Jidhin, Govindan Puthumana

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Abstract

The liquid fuels such as methanol has significantly higher volumetric energy content than the gaseous fuels. The efficiency and power density improvement is hence essential. One of the approaches is to reduce the methanol permeation and water permeability of existing electrolyte membranes. The development and application of direct methanol fuel call for material handling applications is discussed in detail. The results of the cost analysis indicate that direct methanol fuel cell energy systems can be more cost efficient if the service life of the direct methanol fuel cell stack is 10,000 h at an overall efficiency of 30%, if the power density of the membrane electrode assemblies is 100 W/cm2 and if the system can be operated with water autonomy up to an ambient temperature of 35
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2nd National Conference on Systems, Energy & Environment (NCSEE '14)
Publication date2014
Pages125-129
Publication statusPublished - 2014
Externally publishedYes
Event2nd National Conference on Systems, Energy & Environment (NCSEE '14) - Government College of Engineering Kannur, Kerala , India
Duration: 1 Aug 20142 Aug 2014

Conference

Conference2nd National Conference on Systems, Energy & Environment (NCSEE '14)
Location Government College of Engineering Kannur
CountryIndia
City Kerala
Period01/08/201402/08/2014

Keywords

  • DMFC
  • Material handling
  • Stack aging
  • Fork lift
  • Cost analysis and Current density

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