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Mathematics – Key Technology for the Future

pp 235-249

Parallel Adaptive Simulation of PEM Fuel Cells

  • Robert KlöfkornAffiliated withDepartment for Applied Mathematics, University of Freiburg
  • , Dietmar KrönerAffiliated withDepartment for Applied Mathematics, University of Freiburg
  • , Mario OhlbergerAffiliated withInstitute for Numerical and Applied Mathematics, University of Münster

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Abstract

Polymer electrolyte membrane (PEM) fuel cells are currently being developed for production of electricity in stationary and portable applications. They benefit from pollution free operation and a potential for high energy conversion efficiency. As PEM fuel cells are currently operated within low temperature and pressure ranges, water management is one of the critical issues in performance optimization.