Research Project

Study about coupled phenomena of heat and mass transfer with electrochemical reactions and its application for optimal phase boundary designing


Takuto Araki
Takuto Araki


Polymer electrolyte fuel cell (PEFC) is one of the cleanest and most fuel saving energy conversion devices. For the optimal design of PEFC reaction layer, the understanding of coupled phenomena consists of heat and mass transport and electrochemical reaction is essential. For the understanding , the thin film micro sensor array will be developed and the temperature and water concentration distribution near reaction layer will be measured. Moreover, the malti-scale numerical simulation will be developed and conducted to realize the conjugated problem inside reaction layer of PEFC.