Multi-objective function optimization for PEM fuel cell system

Bello, M., Zaidi, S. M. J. and Faqir, N. M. (2010). Multi-objective function optimization for PEM fuel cell system. In: Fuel Cell Seminar and Exposition, Palm Springs Ca, (77-88). Nov 16-20, 2009. doi:10.1149/1.3428978

Author Bello, M.
Zaidi, S. M. J.
Faqir, N. M.
Title of paper Multi-objective function optimization for PEM fuel cell system
Conference name Fuel Cell Seminar and Exposition
Conference location Palm Springs Ca
Conference dates Nov 16-20, 2009
Journal name ECS Transactions   Check publisher's open access policy
Place of Publication Pennington, United States
Publisher Electrochemical Society
Publication Year 2010
Sub-type Fully published paper
DOI 10.1149/1.3428978
Open Access Status DOI
ISBN 978-1-60768-166-3
ISSN 1938-5862
Volume 26
Issue 1
Start page 77
End page 88
Total pages 12
Language eng
Formatted Abstract/Summary
There are numerous design and operating variables that affect the overall performance of a PEM fuel cell system. Many optimization techniques for the PEM fuel cell system have been reported in the literature. However, most of the reported works considered either efficiency or cost as the objective function. But it is known that fuel cell efficiency and cost affect one another. Thus, it has become imperative to consider both efficiency and cost in order to achieve optimal PEM fuel cell system design. In this, paper, a multi-objective problem to optimize the efficiency and cost of a PEM fuel cell system is formulated. The operating variables considered are; stack temperature, current density, system pressure, hydrogen and air flow rates. An optimum operating condition that will produce 5.76 kW at a cost of 521.9298 US$/kW and an efficiency of 52.2 % was obtained.
Keyword Direct methanol fuel cell
Methanol crossover
Polymer electrolyte membranes
Membrane permeability
Electrochemical techniques
Q-Index Code E1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Non-UQ

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