The impact of using a proton exchange membrane on alkaline fuel cell performance

  • Henry Reyes-Pineda Universidad del Quindío
  • Ramiro René Londoño-Ramírez Universidad del Quindío https://orcid.org/0000-0003-0715-9404
  • Leidy Carolina Cardona-Hernández Universidad del Quindío
Keywords: Nafion 117, degree of conversion, production of hydrogen, mass transfer coefficient

Abstract

A hydrogen fuel cell was designed in the laboratory, operating in potentiostatic mode (1 V, 1.23 V, 1.5 V and 5 V), obtaining characteristic parameters that allow improving hydrogen production by means of electrolysis. For this, a proton exchange membrane, Nafi on 117, was adapted, which was subjected to an activation pretreatment, allowing us to compare its performance and function. Values for current density, degree of conversion, mass transfer coeffi cient and hydrogen fl ow generated in an instant (t) were obtained.

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Author Biographies

Henry Reyes-Pineda, Universidad del Quindío

Grupo Químico en Investigación y Desarrollo Ambiental, Facultad de Ciencias Básicas y Tecnologías.

Director Maestría en Química

Ramiro René Londoño-Ramírez, Universidad del Quindío

Grupo Químico en Investigación y Desarrollo Ambiental, Facultad de Ciencias Básicas y Tecnologías.

Maestría en Química.

Leidy Carolina Cardona-Hernández, Universidad del Quindío

Grupo Químico en Investigación y Desarrollo Ambiental, Facultad de Ciencias Básicas y Tecnologías.

Maestría en Química.

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Published
2015-12-17
How to Cite
Reyes-Pineda H., Londoño-Ramírez R. R., & Cardona-Hernández L. C. (2015). The impact of using a proton exchange membrane on alkaline fuel cell performance. Revista Facultad De Ingeniería Universidad De Antioquia, (77), 137-142. https://doi.org/10.17533/udea.redin.n77a16