DMFC water management in presence of heat sources

DMFC water management in presence of heat sources

Halitim S. Houria Zitouni Bariza  Haddad Djamel  Benmoussa Hocine 

Department of mechanical, Faculty of technology, University of Hadj Lakhdar, Batna, Algeria

Department of food Technology, Institute of veterinary sciences and agricultural sciences, University of Hadj Lakhdar, Batna

Corresponding Author Email: 
halitim.siham@yahoo.com
Page: 
59-62
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DOI: 
10.18280/mmep.040112
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Accepted: 
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Published: 
31 March 2017
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OPEN ACCESS

Abstract: 

A heat and mass transfer numerical study is conducted in DMFC in presence of the heat sources. The model is used to investigate the current density effect at operation conditions (temperature) and at water, methanol, carbon dioxide and oxygen concentration. For the numerical resolution, governing equations are discretized by the finite volume method. A program written in FORTRAN language was developed in order to obtain the temperature, water, methanol, oxygen and carbon dioxide fields. The results show that there is a temperature rise at the membrane which involves the membrane drying. However, for the water concentration field, a dehydration problem solution in the membrane is considered. The current density is the key parameter simulation since it is present in Joules effect terms.

Keywords: 

DMFC, Methanol, Heat Source, Temperature, FORTRAN

1. Introduction
2. Mathematical Model
3. Governing Equations
4. Results and Discussion
5. Numerical Resolution
6. Conclusions
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