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Abstract

An apparatus for water management in a fuel cell. The apparatus includes a fuel cell having a first porous electrode layer, a second porous electrode layer, a proton-conducting membrane positioned between the first electrode and second electrode layers, and a first and second bi-polar distribution plate, wherein the first bi-polar distribution plate is positioned on a top of the first electrode layer and defining a first gas flow channel, and wherein the second bi-polar distribution plate is positioned on a bottom of the second electrode layer and defining a second gas flow channel. The apparatus further includes a mechanism for oscillating liquid water formed in the gas flow channel and configured to remove the liquid water.

Patent Number

8,524,410

Assignee

Michigan Technological University, Houghton, MI (US)

Application Number

11/894,335

Date Filed

8-21-2007

Certificate of Correction

No

Issue Date

9-3-2013

Disciplines

Biomechanical Engineering | Engineering

Water removal from gas flow channels of fuel cells

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