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Parametric Effects on Proton Exchange Membrane Fuel Cell Performance: An Analytical Perspective

Parametric Effects on Proton Exchange Membrane Fuel Cell Performance: An Analytical Perspective

Rupendra Pachauri
Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, School of Engineering, University of Petroleum and Energy Studies, Dehradun, Uttarakhand, India.

Abhishek Sharma
Research and Development Department, School of Engineering, University of Petroleum and Energy Studies, Dehradun, Uttarakhand, India.

Shailendra Rajput
Electrical and Electronics Engineering Department, Ariel University, Kiryat Hamada, Israel.

DOI https://doi.org/10.33889/IJMEMS.2020.5.5.071

Received on December 27, 2019
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Accepted on April 26, 2020

Abstract

This paper introduces a regression study on the operating parameters of different types of fuel cells (FCs) such as fuel used, catalysts, efficiency, operating temperature, switching time, load carriers, applications with advantages. In addition, mathematical modeling of the Proton exchange membrane fuel cell (PEMFC) is considered for MATLAB simulation and the inter-relationships of the parametric effect schemes are discussed. In the current study, the significant operational parameters such as operating temperature, reactant (H2 and O2) flow pressure, and membrane resistance are considered. The procured results in the form of I-V or polarization curve, efficiency, power and current density have been utilized owing to study the PEMFC behavior. For the validation, designed a single MATLAB/Simulink model of PEMFC is compared with commercial existing model. The results reflect the fine coordination between the simulated and commercially available PEMFC model. Present study can be used as a supportive tool to beginners to select the appropriate parameters for a FC assisted applications.

Keywords- Current density, Fuel cell, Power density, Parametric effect, Polarization curve, Renewable energy.

Citation

Pachauri, R., Sharma, A., & Rajput, S. (2020). Parametric Effects on Proton Exchange Membrane Fuel Cell Performance: An Analytical Perspective. International Journal of Mathematical, Engineering and Management Sciences, 5(5), 926-938. https://doi.org/10.33889/IJMEMS.2020.5.5.071.

Conflict of Interest

The authors confirm that there is no conflict of interest to declare for this publication.

Acknowledgements

The authors would like to express their sincere thanks to the editor and anonymous reviews for their time and valuable suggestions.

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