Fuel Cell Research Lab
The Fuel Cell Research Laboratory is part of the Mechanical Engineering Department at the University of Delaware. Our research is currently focused on Hydrogen PEM fuel cells and Direct Methanol fuel cells. Research issues in PEM cells include water management, reactant gas transport, evaluation of permeability of gas diffusion materials, and the manufacture and testing of custom fuel cells. For DMFC, we are evaluating the use of metal foams for distributing reactant to the electrodes, and novel methods to mitigate the effect of CO2 production. We have also embarked on a major project to research, build and demonstrate a fuel cell powered transit vehicle in the state of Delaware.
University of Delaware Energy Institute
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