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Title: Fabrication of high performing PEMFC catalyst-coated membranes with a low cost air-assisted cylindrical liquid jets spraying system
Authors: Peng, Xiong
Omasta, Travis
Rigdon, William
Mustain, William E.
Keywords: DRNTU::Engineering::Chemical engineering
Air-assisted Cylindrical Liquid Jet
Catalyst Coated Membrane
Issue Date: 2016
Source: Peng, X., Omasta, T., Rigdon, W., & Mustain, W. E. (2016). Fabrication of High Performing PEMFC Catalyst-Coated Membranes with a Low Cost Air-Assisted Cylindrical Liquid Jets Spraying System. Journal of The Electrochemical Society, 163(14), E407-E413. doi:10.1149/2.0981614jes
Series/Report no.: Journal of The Electrochemical Society
Abstract: In this work, a low cost air-assisted cylindrical liquid jets spraying (ACLJS) system was developed to prepare high-performance catalyst-coated membranes (CCMs) for proton exchange membrane fuel cells (PEMFCs). The catalyst ink was flowed from a cylindrical orifice and was atomized by an air stream fed from a coaxial slit and sprayed directly onto the membrane, which was suctioned to a heated aluminum vacuum plate. The CCM pore architecture including size, distribution and volume can be controlled using various flow parameters, and the impact of spraying conditions on electrode structure and PEMFC performance was investigated. CCMs fabricated in the fiber-type break-up regime by ACLJS achieved very high performance during PEMFC testing, with the top-performing cells having a current density greater than 1900 mA/cm2 at 0.7 V under H2/O2 flows and 700 mA/cm2 under H2/Air at 1.5 bar(absolute) pressure and 60% gas RH, and 80°C cell temperature.
ISSN: 0013-4651
DOI: 10.1149/2.0981614jes
Rights: © The Author(s) 2016. Published by ECS. This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial No Derivatives 4.0 License (CC BY-NC-ND,, which permits non-commercial reuse, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is not changed in any way and is properly cited.
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