Performance of hybrid Al2O3:SiO2 W:EG in PEM fuel cell distributor plate

Muhammad Syafiq, Idris and Irnie Azlin, Zakaria and Putri Nur Afiqah, Nazari and Wan Ahmad Najmi, Wan Mohamed and Wan Azmi, Wan Hamzah (2023) Performance of hybrid Al2O3:SiO2 W:EG in PEM fuel cell distributor plate. Journal of Mechanical Engineering, 20 (3). pp. 335-354. ISSN 1823-5514. (In Press / Online First) (In Press / Online First)

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Efficient thermal management is essential for the optimal performance and durability of the Proton Exchange Membrane Fuel Cell (PEMFC). However, the conventional passive cooling methods require a larger heat exchanger for better heat dissipation. Alternatively, nanofluids as a coolant have gained attention recently due to their enhanced heat transfer properties. This investigation aims to evaluate the thermal performance of hybrid nanofluids in a distributor type of PEMFC cooling plate. In this investigation, 0.5% volume concentration of mono Al2O3, mono SiO2 nanofluids, and hybrid Al2O3:SiO2 nanofluids with a mixture ratio of 10:90, 30:70, 50:50, and 70:30 in 60:40 W:EG were investigated. The cooling plate was modelled and a fixed heat flux of 6500 w/m2 was applied to replicate the actual working parameter of PEMFC. The study shows that the heat transfer coefficient was improved by 61% in 10:90 hybrid nanofluids of Al2O3:SiO2 in W:EG in comparison to the base fluid. Meanwhile, the accompanied pressure drops in 10:90 hybrid nanofluids of Al2O3:SiO2 in W:EG show a reduction up to 4.38 times lower as compared to single Al2O3 nanofluids at Re 1800. This is advantageous since it will reduce the parasitic loss related to the PEM fuel cell.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Indexed by Scopus
Uncontrolled Keywords: Heat transfer enhancement; Hybrid nanofluids; PEMFC; Pressure drop
Subjects: T Technology > T Technology (General)
T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
T Technology > TJ Mechanical engineering and machinery
T Technology > TL Motor vehicles. Aeronautics. Astronautics
Faculty/Division: Faculty of Mechanical and Automotive Engineering Technology
Depositing User: Mr Muhamad Firdaus Janih@Jaini
Date Deposited: 16 Apr 2024 04:25
Last Modified: 16 Apr 2024 04:25
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