Korean Journal of Chemical Engineering

, Volume 22, Issue 6, pp 877–881

Characteristics of membrane humidifiers for polymer electrolyte membrane fuel cells


DOI: 10.1007/BF02705668

Cite this article as:
Park, SK., Cho, E.A. & Oh, IH. Korean J. Chem. Eng. (2005) 22: 877. doi:10.1007/BF02705668


Water management plays an important role in obtaining high performance from a polymer electrolyte membrane fuel cell (PEMFC). To reduce the volume and energy consumption of widely-used bubble humidifiers, membrane humidifiers were fabricated by using an ultrafiltration (UF) membrane and Nafion membranes. The performance of the membrane humidifiers was examined as a function of gas flow rate and operating temperature. A single cell was operated using the UF membrane humidifiers exhibiting almost the same performance with that employing bubble humidifiers.

Key words

PEMFC Membrane Humidifier Bubble Humidifier Ultrafiltration Membrane Nafion® 

Copyright information

© Korean Institute of Chemical Engineering 2005

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Fuel Cell Research CenterKorea Institute of Science and TechnologySeoulKorea

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