WO2003052847A3 - Bipolar collector for proton membrane fuel cell - Google Patents

Bipolar collector for proton membrane fuel cell

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WO2003052847A3
WO2003052847A3 PCT/FR2002/004380 FR0204380W WO03052847A3 WO 2003052847 A3 WO2003052847 A3 WO 2003052847A3 FR 0204380 W FR0204380 W FR 0204380W WO 03052847 A3 WO03052847 A3 WO 03052847A3
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fuel cell
membrane fuel
proton membrane
bipolar collector
bipolar
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PCT/FR2002/004380
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French (fr)
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WO2003052847A2 (en )
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Serge Besse
Guy Bronoel
Clement Kirrmann
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Serge Besse
Guy Bronoel
Clement Kirrmann
Sorapec
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    • HELECTRICITY
    • H01BASIC ELECTRIC ELEMENTS
    • H01MPROCESSES OR MEANS, e.g. BATTERIES, FOR THE DIRECT CONVERSION OF CHEMICAL INTO ELECTRICAL ENERGY
    • H01M8/00Fuel cells; Manufacture thereof
    • H01M8/02Details
    • H01M8/0202Collectors; Separators, e.g. bipolar separators; Interconnectors
    • H01M8/0204Non-porous and characterised by the material
    • H01M8/0223Composites
    • H01M8/0228Composites in the form of layered or coated products
    • HELECTRICITY
    • H01BASIC ELECTRIC ELEMENTS
    • H01MPROCESSES OR MEANS, e.g. BATTERIES, FOR THE DIRECT CONVERSION OF CHEMICAL INTO ELECTRICAL ENERGY
    • H01M8/00Fuel cells; Manufacture thereof
    • H01M8/02Details
    • H01M8/0202Collectors; Separators, e.g. bipolar separators; Interconnectors
    • H01M8/0258Collectors; Separators, e.g. bipolar separators; Interconnectors characterised by the configuration of channels, e.g. by the flow field of the reactant or coolant
    • HELECTRICITY
    • H01BASIC ELECTRIC ELEMENTS
    • H01MPROCESSES OR MEANS, e.g. BATTERIES, FOR THE DIRECT CONVERSION OF CHEMICAL INTO ELECTRICAL ENERGY
    • H01M8/00Fuel cells; Manufacture thereof
    • H01M8/02Details
    • H01M8/0202Collectors; Separators, e.g. bipolar separators; Interconnectors
    • H01M8/0258Collectors; Separators, e.g. bipolar separators; Interconnectors characterised by the configuration of channels, e.g. by the flow field of the reactant or coolant
    • H01M8/026Collectors; Separators, e.g. bipolar separators; Interconnectors characterised by the configuration of channels, e.g. by the flow field of the reactant or coolant characterised by grooves, e.g. their pitch or depth
    • HELECTRICITY
    • H01BASIC ELECTRIC ELEMENTS
    • H01MPROCESSES OR MEANS, e.g. BATTERIES, FOR THE DIRECT CONVERSION OF CHEMICAL INTO ELECTRICAL ENERGY
    • H01M8/00Fuel cells; Manufacture thereof
    • H01M8/02Details
    • H01M8/0202Collectors; Separators, e.g. bipolar separators; Interconnectors
    • H01M8/0267Collectors; Separators, e.g. bipolar separators; Interconnectors having heating or cooling means, e.g. heaters or coolant flow channels
    • HELECTRICITY
    • H01BASIC ELECTRIC ELEMENTS
    • H01MPROCESSES OR MEANS, e.g. BATTERIES, FOR THE DIRECT CONVERSION OF CHEMICAL INTO ELECTRICAL ENERGY
    • H01M8/00Fuel cells; Manufacture thereof
    • H01M8/04Auxiliary arrangements, e.g. for control of pressure or for circulation of fluids
    • H01M8/04007Auxiliary arrangements, e.g. for control of pressure or for circulation of fluids related to heat exchange
    • HELECTRICITY
    • H01BASIC ELECTRIC ELEMENTS
    • H01MPROCESSES OR MEANS, e.g. BATTERIES, FOR THE DIRECT CONVERSION OF CHEMICAL INTO ELECTRICAL ENERGY
    • H01M8/00Fuel cells; Manufacture thereof
    • H01M8/04Auxiliary arrangements, e.g. for control of pressure or for circulation of fluids
    • H01M8/04007Auxiliary arrangements, e.g. for control of pressure or for circulation of fluids related to heat exchange
    • H01M8/04067Heat exchange or temperature measuring elements, thermal insulation, e.g. heat pipes, heat pumps, fins
    • H01M8/04074Heat exchange unit structures specially adapted for fuel cell
    • HELECTRICITY
    • H01BASIC ELECTRIC ELEMENTS
    • H01MPROCESSES OR MEANS, e.g. BATTERIES, FOR THE DIRECT CONVERSION OF CHEMICAL INTO ELECTRICAL ENERGY
    • H01M8/00Fuel cells; Manufacture thereof
    • H01M8/24Grouping of fuel cells, e.g. stacking of fuel cells
    • H01M8/241Grouping of fuel cells, e.g. stacking of fuel cells with solid or matrix-supported electrolytes
    • HELECTRICITY
    • H01BASIC ELECTRIC ELEMENTS
    • H01MPROCESSES OR MEANS, e.g. BATTERIES, FOR THE DIRECT CONVERSION OF CHEMICAL INTO ELECTRICAL ENERGY
    • H01M8/00Fuel cells; Manufacture thereof
    • H01M8/24Grouping of fuel cells, e.g. stacking of fuel cells
    • H01M8/2465Details of groupings of fuel cells
    • H01M8/2483Details of groupings of fuel cells characterised by internal manifolds
    • HELECTRICITY
    • H01BASIC ELECTRIC ELEMENTS
    • H01MPROCESSES OR MEANS, e.g. BATTERIES, FOR THE DIRECT CONVERSION OF CHEMICAL INTO ELECTRICAL ENERGY
    • H01M8/00Fuel cells; Manufacture thereof
    • H01M8/24Grouping of fuel cells, e.g. stacking of fuel cells
    • H01M8/2465Details of groupings of fuel cells
    • H01M8/2484Details of groupings of fuel cells characterised by external manifolds

Abstract

The invention concerns a proton membrane fuel cell characterized in that the bipolar manifolds are divided into several partitioned domains (10) having independent fluid supply and evacuation channels. The separating partitions (12) between the domains enable the passage of conduits for circulating the coolant (18). The connection between the different conduits linked to each domain and concerning a common type of fluid is provided by the end plates.
PCT/FR2002/004380 2001-12-18 2002-12-16 Bipolar collector for proton membrane fuel cell WO2003052847A3 (en)

Priority Applications (2)

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FR01/16328 2001-12-18
FR0116328A FR2833762A1 (en) 2001-12-18 2001-12-18 PEM fuel cell bipolar collector plate structure has several partitioned areas having inlet and outlet for reaction gases

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WO2003052847A3 true true WO2003052847A3 (en) 2004-01-22

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US4678724A (en) * 1982-06-23 1987-07-07 United Technologies Corporation Fuel cell battery with improved membrane cooling
JPS62163264A (en) * 1986-01-14 1987-07-20 Ishikawajima Harima Heavy Ind Co Ltd Separator for fuel cell
JPH0594831A (en) * 1991-10-03 1993-04-16 Honda Motor Co Ltd Fuel cell
JPH07249420A (en) * 1994-03-14 1995-09-26 Fuji Electric Co Ltd Fuel cell
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EP0959511A2 (en) * 1998-04-22 1999-11-24 Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha Gas separator for a fuel cell, and fuel cell using the same gas separator for a fuel cell
US6103413A (en) * 1998-05-21 2000-08-15 The Dow Chemical Company Bipolar plates for electrochemical cells

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