SGRE  Vol.2 No.4 , November 2011
2D Analytical Model for Direct Ethanol Fuel Cell Performance Prediction
ABSTRACT
Analytical models provide useful information for researchers to study fuel cell function. In this paper, it’s aimed to present a 2D analytical model for direct ethanol fuel cell (DEFC) performance. The model included equations inside diffusion layer, catalyst layer, and Ethanol cross-over through membrane, which all have been solved. Analytical model has been validated by some experimental trials. The results showed that there is proper agreement between experimental and analytical curves. Furthermore, by increasing current density, cathodic over potential will remain zero but anodic over potential will increase up to certain value. The model showed that Ethanol concentration changes almost linearly inside anode channel.

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nullS. Heysiattalab and M. Shakeri, "2D Analytical Model for Direct Ethanol Fuel Cell Performance Prediction," Smart Grid and Renewable Energy, Vol. 2 No. 4, 2011, pp. 427-433. doi: 10.4236/sgre.2011.24049.
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