Titanium felt LGDL Performance comparison
PEMEC tests were performed with a 20ml/min flow rate of liquid water at the anode side and 80 degrees temperature; the performance and impedance results show in the Figure about titanium felt, respectively.
With further research, among three different thickness titanium LGDLs in Figure. It shows that the PEMEC with a 350-micron thickness titanium LGDL has the best performance. And then, the next best performing: the PEMEC with 500-micron thickness titanium. Finally, for the worst one: the PEMEC with a 1000 micron thickness titanium felt.
Finally, at a current density of 2.0 A/cm, the cell voltage reduced from 2.41V with a 1000 micron thickness ti felt LGDL to 1.90V with a thinner one of 350-micron thickness ti felt LGDL.
Titanium felt LGDL GEIS comparison
Under 80 degrees temperature and 2.0 A/cm current density, the scanning frequency is 10 MHz to 15 kHz in the performance test. GEIS was performed on cells with different thicknesses of titanium felt LGDL.
As we can see, a Nyquist plot of GEIS results in Figure. With further research, the solution resistance is available by reading the real axis value at the high-frequency intercept. At the other (low frequency) intercept. The real axis value is the sum of the polarization resistance and the solution resistance. The diameter of the semicircle is therefore equal to the polarization resistance. From the Figure, it shows that the PEMEC with a 350-micron thickness ti LGDL has the smallest electrical resistivity. Secondly, the next is the cell with a 500-micron titanium LGDL. Finally, the cell with a 1000 micron thickness ti felt LGDL has the largest electrical resistivity.
Finally, these results indicate that the contribution of the thickness of ti felt LGDL on the performance of PEMEC might be mainly due to the ohmic overpotential. With thicker titanium felt LGDL, the PEMEC has the larger electrical resistivity. It will make for greater ohmic overpotential and consequently worse performance in PEMECs.
From 《Investigation of titanium felt transport parameters for energy storage and hydrogen/oxygen production》DOI:10.2514/6.2015-3914