Progress of Cryogenics and Isotopes Separation , ISSN: 1582-2575
2011, Volume 14, Issue 1

Influence of Operating Parameters on the Electrical Performance of PEM Fuel Cells

Laurentiu Patularu 1* , Aurelian Craciunescu 2 , Gabriel Rasoi 1 , Mihai Varlam 1 , Daniela Ebrașu 1 , Mircea Raceanu 1

1 National Institute for Research and Development for Cryogenics and Isotopic Technologies - ICIT Rm. Valcea, Uzinei Street no. 4, P.O. Box Raureni 7, 240050, Ramnicu Valcea, Romania
2 POLITEHNICA University of Bucharest- Electrical Engineering Faculty, Splaiul Independentei 313, 060042, Bucharest Romania

*Corresponding author: Laurentiu Patularu, E-mail:

Published: May 2011


Proton exchange membranes are one of the most promising fuel cell technologies for transportation applications. For the successful implementation in fuel cell vehicles, their performance, reliability, durability, should be well proved.. Therefore, during transients, in order to generate a reliable and efficient power response and to prevent membrane damage, is necessary to design better parameter control schemes. This paper presents the behavior of electrical parameters when operating parameters are changed for an testing cell.


Fuel cell, operating parameters, efficiency, polarization curves.

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