Progress of Cryogenics and Isotopes Separation , ISSN: 1582-2575
2014, Volume 17, Issue 2

PEMFC Short Stack Development at ICSI Ramnicu Valcea, from Sketch to Applications

Laurentiu Patularu 1 , Dorin Schitea 1 , Stanica Enache 1 , Mihai Varlam 1 , Daniela Ion-Ebrasu 1 , Elena Carcadea 1 , Adriana Marinoiu 1 , Gabriel Rasoi 1 , A. Crăciunescu 2

1 National Research and Development Institute for Cryogenics and Isotopic Technologies - ICSI Rm. Valcea, Uzinei Street no. 4, PO Box Râureni 7, 240050, Râmnicu Vâlcea, Romania
2 POLITEHNICA University of Bucharest- Electrical Engineering Faculty, Splaiul Independentei 313, 060042, Bucharest Romania

*Corresponding author: Laurentiu Patualru, E-mail:

Published: October 2014


High power density along with low gravimetric and volumetric characteristics for Proton Exchange Membrane Fuel Cell (PEMFC) stacks is demanded in order to be successfully implemented on the market.

This paper presents the manufacturing steps and preliminary tests results for our in-house production of a short PEMFC stack with liquid cooling circuit. A PEM fuel cell stack with an active area of 92 cm2 and 5 cells in series was developed and used in this research.


Fuel cell, PEMFC stack, bipolar plates, liquid cooling.

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