A review on prognostics and health monitoring of proton exchange membrane fuel cell.

Sutharssan, T., Montalvão, D., Chen, Y.K., Wang, W.C., Pisac, C. and Elemara, H., 2017. A review on prognostics and health monitoring of proton exchange membrane fuel cell. Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, 75 (August), pp. 440-450.

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DOI: 10.1016/j.rser.2016.11.009

Abstract

Fuel cell technology can be traced back to 1839 when British scientist Sir William Grove discovered that it was possible to generate electricity by the reaction between hydrogen and oxygen gases. However, fuel cell still cannot compete with internal combustion engines although they have many advantages including zero carbon emissions. Fossil fuels are cheaper and present very high volumetric energy densities compared with the hydrogen gas. Furthermore, hydrogen storage as a liquid is still a huge challenge. Another important disadvantage is the lifespan of the fuel cell because of their durability, reliability and maintainability. Prognostics is an emerging technology in sustainability of engineering systems through failure prevention, reliability assessment and remaining useful lifetime estimation. Prognostics and health monitoring can play a critical role in enhancing the durability, reliability and maintainability of the fuel cell system. This paper presents a review on the current state-of-the-art in prognostics and health monitoring of Proton Exchange Membrane Fuel Cell (PEMFC), aiming at identifying research and development opportunities in these fields. This paper also highlights the importance of incorporating prognostics and failure modes, mechanisms and effects analysis (FMMEA) in PEMFC to give them sustainable competitive advantage when compared with other non-clean energy solutions.

Item Type:Article
ISSN:1879-0690
Uncontrolled Keywords:Hydrogen fuel cell; PEMFC; Health monitoring; Prognostics; FMMEA; State of health
Subjects:UNSPECIFIED
Group:Faculty of Science & Technology
ID Code:24955
Deposited By: Unnamed user with email symplectic@symplectic
Deposited On:28 Nov 2016 10:58
Last Modified:03 May 2017 10:41

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