Porous Transport Layers for PEM Fuel Cell and Thermoelectric Cells

WORK PACKAGE 7:

Objective: The objective is to apply knowledge from WPs 1-6 to: 1) Design more energy- efficient electrochemical systems tailoring their porous transport layer, 2) Describe the role of buoyancy in CO2 sequestration in reservoirs and 3) Predict hydraulic fracturing in three dimensions.

Principal Investigator WP7: Professor Signe Kjelstrup. Partners: Profs. Dick Bedeaux, Pietro Ballone, Eirik Grude Flekkøy, Dag Dysthe, Alex Hansen, Bjørnar Sandnes, Stéphane Santucci, Renaud Toussaint, Øivind Wilhelmsen. PhD-candidates: Marco Sauermoser.

The fuel cell supply system for gas was improved by introducing a microporous layer into the nanoporous catalytic layer of a PEMFC, see Zlotorovicz et al. J. Power Sources, 287 (215) 472

The fuel cell supply system for gas was improved by introducing a microporous layer into the nanoporous catalytic layer of a PEMFC, see Zlotorovicz et al. J. Power Sources, 287 (215) 472

We will now optimize access of gas through the microporous layer, see Kjelstrup et al. Energy and Fuels 24 (2010) 5097.

We will now optimize access of gas through the microporous layer, see Kjelstrup et al. Energy and Fuels 24 (2010) 5097.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Plenary lectures at international conferences and distinguished lectures

Signe Helene Kjelstrup. The geometry of the arctic reindeer nose gives energy efficient respiration, invited speaker, XXV Sitges Conference on Statistical Mechanics, Nonequilibrium phenomena in Confined Systems, Barcelona June 6-10, 2016

Signe Helene Kjelstrup. Industrial use of non-equilibrium thermodynamics, ECCE10, Nice, Sept. 27-Oct. 1, 2015 Nice

Reinsdyr i solnedgang.
Foto: © Stig Tronvold / NN / Samfoto

Media coverage

Article on the magical reindeer nose and how it can inspire more energy efficient process design was picked up by several national media outlets such as Gemini, Teknisk Ukeblad, Forskning.no, Computerworld, and international media outlets such as Sciencedaily, Arabian Post (Newspaper in the United Arab Emirates) , Obwaldner Zeitung (Newspaper in Germany), DR (Broadcaster in Denmark), Before Its News, Daily Express (Newspaper in the UK), and several other webpages and blogs, 2016-12-25

Selected articles before center launch

  1. Kjelstrup, M-O Coppens, J. G. Pharoah and P. Pfeifer, Nature-Inspired Energy- and Material-Efficient Design of a Polymer Electrolyte Membrane Fuel Cell, Energy & Fuels, 24 (2010) 5097-5108. DOI:10.1021/ef100610w
  2. Zlotorowicz, Kaushik. Jayasayeed, P.I. Dahl, M. S. Thomassen and S. Kjelstrup, Tailored Porosities of the Cathode Layer for Improved Polymer Electrolyte Fuel Cells, J. Power Sources, 287 (2015) 472-477. DOI:10.1016/j.jpowsour.2015.04.079

Selected articles from 2017

  1. Savani, M.H. Waage, M. Børset, S. Kjelstrup, Ø. Wilhelmsen, Harnessing thermoelectric power from transient heat sources: Waste heat recovery from silicon production. Energy Conversion and Management (2017). DOI:10.1016/j.enconman.2017.01.058
  2. Roest, P. Ballone, D. Bedeaux, S. Kjelstrup, Molecular Dynamics Simulations of Metal/Molten Alkali Carbonate Interfaces, J. Phys. Chem. C. (2017) DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpcc.7b02842
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