Measurement of relative permeability of fuel cell diffusion media

dc.contributor.authorHussaini, I.S.
dc.contributor.authorWang, C.Y.
dc.contributor.institutionPennsylvania State University, State College, United States
dc.date.accessioned2016-02-25T13:41:05Z
dc.date.available2016-02-25T13:41:05Z
dc.date.issued2010-06
dc.description.abstractGas diffusion layer (GDL) in PEM fuel cells plays a pivotal role in water management. Modeling of liquid water transport through the GDL relies on knowledge of relative permeability functions in the in-plane and through-plane directions. In the present work, air and water relative permeabilities are experimentally determined as functions of saturation for typical GDL materials such as Toray-060, -090, -120 carbon paper and E-Tek carbon cloth materials in their plain, untreated forms. Saturation is measured using an ex situ gravimetric method. Absolute and relative permeability functions in the two directions of interest are presented and new correlations for in-plane relative permeability of water and air are established. © 2010 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
dc.description.sponsorshipFunding for this work from ECEC industrial sponsor is gratefully acknowledged. I.S.H. also acknowledges King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST), Saudi Arabia for a fellowship award.
dc.identifier.citationHussaini IS, Wang CY (2010) Measurement of relative permeability of fuel cell diffusion media. Journal of Power Sources 195: 3830–3840. Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jpowsour.2009.12.105.
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.jpowsour.2009.12.105
dc.identifier.issn0378-7753
dc.identifier.journalJournal of Power Sources
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10754/598780
dc.publisherElsevier BV
dc.subjectDiffusion media
dc.subjectExperimental
dc.subjectPEM fuel cell
dc.subjectRelative permeability
dc.titleMeasurement of relative permeability of fuel cell diffusion media
dc.typeArticle
display.details.left<span><h5>Type</h5>Article<br><br><h5>Authors</h5><a href="https://repository.kaust.edu.sa/search?spc.sf=dc.date.issued&spc.sd=DESC&f.author=Hussaini, I.S.,equals">Hussaini, I.S.</a><br><a href="https://repository.kaust.edu.sa/search?spc.sf=dc.date.issued&spc.sd=DESC&f.author=Wang, C.Y.,equals">Wang, C.Y.</a><br><br><h5>Date</h5>2010-06</span>
display.details.right<span><h5>Abstract</h5>Gas diffusion layer (GDL) in PEM fuel cells plays a pivotal role in water management. Modeling of liquid water transport through the GDL relies on knowledge of relative permeability functions in the in-plane and through-plane directions. In the present work, air and water relative permeabilities are experimentally determined as functions of saturation for typical GDL materials such as Toray-060, -090, -120 carbon paper and E-Tek carbon cloth materials in their plain, untreated forms. Saturation is measured using an ex situ gravimetric method. Absolute and relative permeability functions in the two directions of interest are presented and new correlations for in-plane relative permeability of water and air are established. © 2010 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.<br><br><h5>Citation</h5>Hussaini IS, Wang CY (2010) Measurement of relative permeability of fuel cell diffusion media. Journal of Power Sources 195: 3830–3840. Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jpowsour.2009.12.105.<br><br><h5>Acknowledgements</h5>Funding for this work from ECEC industrial sponsor is gratefully acknowledged. I.S.H. also acknowledges King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST), Saudi Arabia for a fellowship award.<br><br><h5>Publisher</h5><a href="https://repository.kaust.edu.sa/search?spc.sf=dc.date.issued&spc.sd=DESC&f.publisher=Elsevier BV,equals">Elsevier BV</a><br><br><h5>Journal</h5><a href="https://repository.kaust.edu.sa/search?spc.sf=dc.date.issued&spc.sd=DESC&f.journal=Journal of Power Sources,equals">Journal of Power Sources</a><br><br><h5>DOI</h5><a href="https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jpowsour.2009.12.105">10.1016/j.jpowsour.2009.12.105</a></span>
orcid.authorHussaini, I.S.
orcid.authorWang, C.Y.
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