By Topic

Single PEM Fuel Cell Analysis for the Evaluation of Current Ripple Effects

Sign In

Cookies must be enabled to login.After enabling cookies , please use refresh or reload or ctrl+f5 on the browser for the login options.

Formats Non-Member Member
$31 $13
Learn how you can qualify for the best price for this item!
Become an IEEE Member or Subscribe to
IEEE Xplore for exclusive pricing!
close button

puzzle piece

IEEE membership options for an individual and IEEE Xplore subscriptions for an organization offer the most affordable access to essential journal articles, conference papers, standards, eBooks, and eLearning courses.

Learn more about:

IEEE membership

IEEE Xplore subscriptions

3 Author(s)
Ferrero, R. ; Dept. of Electr. Eng., Politec. di Milano, Milan, Italy ; Marracci, M. ; Tellini, B.

In this paper, the results of an experimental analysis performed on a polymer electrolyte membrane fuel cell (FC) for the evaluation of the current ripple effects are reported. The polarization curve (PC) and the impedance spectrum measured for a single FC with a Nafion membrane are presented discussing some advantages and disadvantages of the two adopted techniques from the measurement point of view. The ohmic and activation resistance values provided by the PC are compared to the frequency limits of the equivalent resistance estimated by the spectroscopic analysis to evaluate the additional losses and the system efficiency reduction introduced by the current ripple. The presence of a voltage-current hysteretic behavior is discussed throughout the paper, and some comments on how such a relationship can impact on the identification of the indicated parameters are included.

Published in:

Instrumentation and Measurement, IEEE Transactions on  (Volume:62 ,  Issue: 5 )