Optimal concentration control for direct methanol fuel cells

Federico Zenith, Youngseung Na, Ulrike Krewer

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Two modifications to a reference direct methanol fuel-cell (DMFC) system are considered to improve methanol fuel utilisation. Fuel utilisation can be optimised by minimising the parasitic methanol crossover by manipulating methanol concentration in the fuel cells. Simulations of the two systems indicate that there is considerable potential to increase fuel utilisation for dynamic concentration controLin DMFC systems subject to variable load.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)722-727
Number of pages6
Issue number8
StatePublished - 1 Jul 2015
Event9th IFAC Symposium on Advanced Control of Chemical Processes, ADCHEM 2015 - Whistler, Canada
Duration: 7 Jun 201510 Jun 2015


  • DMFC
  • Dynamics
  • Efficiency
  • Feedback
  • Feedforward
  • Fuel cell
  • MIMO
  • Methanol
  • Simulation


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