A numerical study on microfluidic fuel cell: Improving fuel utilization and fuel operation concentration

Hao Zhang, Jin Xuan, Hong Xu, Michael K H Leung, Huizhi Wang, Dennis Y C Leung, Li Zhang, Xu Lu

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Abstract

In this work, a simulation study of MFC based on counter-flow structure was implemented. The results indicate that the counter-flow channel enables effective suppression on fuel diffusion mixing thus intensifies fuel utilization. However, the potential loss caused by resistance of electrolyte hinder the performance significantly. Decrease in flow rate leads to enhancement on fuel utilization in spite of improving diffusion loss at the same time.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)250-253
Number of pages4
JournalEnergy Procedia
Volume61
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014

Keywords

  • Concentrated fuel
  • Fuel utilization
  • Microfluidic fuel cell

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    Zhang, H., Xuan, J., Xu, H., Leung, M. K. H., Wang, H., Leung, D. Y. C., Zhang, L., & Lu, X. (2014). A numerical study on microfluidic fuel cell: Improving fuel utilization and fuel operation concentration. Energy Procedia, 61, 250-253. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.egypro.2014.11.1100