Scaling and manufacturing of laminar flow-based fuel cells

A. S. Hollinger, F. R. Bushett, L. J. Markoski, P. J.A. Kenis

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Abstract

This paper reports on the scaling and manufacturing of single-channel laminar flow-based fuel cells (LFFCs) to higher-power, multichannel laminar flow-based fuel cells. The membraneless LFFC design enables simple scaling of a single microchannel to several parallel microchannels. Here we demonstrate a fourteen-channel LFFC which operates on low fuel concentrations (<100 mM). We have also developed a procedure for fabricating fuel cell stacks with patterned po-lyimide layers. This alternative approach to fuel cell manufacturing enables thinner, lighter cells for future portable power sources.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication14th International Conference on Miniaturized Systems for Chemistry and Life Sciences 2010, MicroTAS 2010
Pages1748-1750
Number of pages3
StatePublished - Dec 1 2010
Event14th International Conference on Miniaturized Systems for Chemistry and Life Sciences 2010, MicroTAS 2010 - Groningen, Netherlands
Duration: Oct 3 2010Oct 7 2010

Publication series

Name14th International Conference on Miniaturized Systems for Chemistry and Life Sciences 2010, MicroTAS 2010
Volume3

Other

Other14th International Conference on Miniaturized Systems for Chemistry and Life Sciences 2010, MicroTAS 2010
CountryNetherlands
CityGroningen
Period10/3/1010/7/10

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Keywords

  • Fuel cell
  • Laminar flow
  • Manufacturing
  • Multichannel
  • Polymer
  • Stack

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering

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Hollinger, A. S., Bushett, F. R., Markoski, L. J., & Kenis, P. J. A. (2010). Scaling and manufacturing of laminar flow-based fuel cells. In 14th International Conference on Miniaturized Systems for Chemistry and Life Sciences 2010, MicroTAS 2010 (pp. 1748-1750). (14th International Conference on Miniaturized Systems for Chemistry and Life Sciences 2010, MicroTAS 2010; Vol. 3).