A direct borohydride-peroxide fuel cell-LiPO hybrid motorcycle prototype: Investigation of short-term behavior of DBPFC stack - I

Sanli A. E. , Gordesel M. , Ozden S. K. , Yilmaz E. S. , Gunlu G.

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF HYDROGEN ENERGY, cilt.43, sa.2, ss.986-991, 2018 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 43 Konu: 2
  • Basım Tarihi: 2018
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1016/j.ijhydene.2017.09.163
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.986-991


In the present study, a safer and more performance 270 W Direct Borohydride/Peroxide Fuel Cell (DBPFC) Stack has been constructed for an electrical hybrid motorbike application. Performance tests were carried out with single cell and 5-10-25 cell stacks. Performance loss has been not observed while stacking DBPFC because of the Independent Cell Liquid Distribution Network (ICLDN) system and special bipolar plate design. The power densities have been approximately 120 mWcin(-2) for a single DBPFC and 25-cell DBPFC stack without any stacking loss. Additionally, the stack temperature has been controlled by keeping the oxidant concentration low, and it has been maintained at approximately 52 degrees C without using a cooling system. The short-term performances of the 25-cell DBPFC stack have been tested over 25 min and 50 min, which showed that the performance and stack security of the DBPFC are highly related to the oxidant properties, such as the concentration, temperature and feed type. (C) 2017 Hydrogen Energy Publications LLC. Published by Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.