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Understanding of Degradation Mechanisms to Improve Components and Design of PEFC

Obiettivo

The main objective of the planned project DECODE is to increase the life-time of fuel cells for automotive applications. It is well-known that liquid water plays a crucial role in the degradation processes of fuel cells. However, this specific degradation influence is not addressed sufficiently in the present research and development efforts. Therefore, DECODE aims at identifying characteristic behavior regarding degradation and malfunctions with special emphasis on liquid water interactions. The work will quantitatively elucidate fundamental degradation mechanisms with PEFC under steady-state, cycling and start-up/shut-down conditions. The elucidated mechanisms will be used to improve PEFC durability. The project plan is spitted into three phases: In the first short phase, - the specification and definition phase -, materials, components as well as testing and opera¬ting conditions will be specified. In the second phase, - the analysis phase - the individual degradation processes of the components and their interactions will be investigated. This includes the fundamental investigation of membrane and electrodes in work package 3, the analysis of porous media in work package 4 and the investigation of degradation of bipolar plates in work package 5. The investigations in these three work packages involve novel methodology, sophisticated characterization of components, and modeling of water transport and water interactions with components. In the third phase the knowledge of the degradation processes and mechanisms will be use to generate technological progress. It includes development of novel fuel cell operating strategies to mitigate degradation phenomena and to improve components and single cell design (also by moderate modification of materials).

Campo scientifico

  • /scienze sociali/geografia sociale ed economica/trasporti

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FP7-ENERGY-2007-1-RTD
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Meccanismo di finanziamento

CP-FP - Small or medium-scale focused research project

Coordinatore

DEUTSCHES ZENTRUM FUR LUFT - UND RAUMFAHRT EV
Indirizzo
Linder Hohe
51147 Koln
Germania
Tipo di attività
Research Organisations
Contributo UE
€ 688 443
Contatto amministrativo
Andreas Heinz (Mr.)

Partecipanti (11)

CHALMERS TEKNISKA HOEGSKOLA AB
Svezia
Contributo UE
€ 99 200
Indirizzo
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41296 Goeteborg
Tipo di attività
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Contatto amministrativo
Annika Hofling (Ms.)
FRIEDRICH-ALEXANDER-UNIVERSITAET ERLANGEN-NUERNBERG
Germania
Contributo UE
€ 421 150
Indirizzo
Schlossplatz 4
91054 Erlangen
Tipo di attività
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Contatto amministrativo
Ulrich Winderl (Mr.)
COMMISSARIAT A L ENERGIE ATOMIQUE ET AUX ENERGIES ALTERNATIVES
Francia
Contributo UE
€ 724 428
Indirizzo
Rue Leblanc 25
75015 Paris 15
Tipo di attività
Research Organisations
Contatto amministrativo
Yves Hussenot (Mr.)
REINZ-DICHTUNGS GMBH
Germania
Contributo UE
€ 289 694
Indirizzo
Reinzstrasse 3-7
89233 Neu Ulm
Tipo di attività
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Contatto amministrativo
Raimund Stroebel (Dr.)
JRC -JOINT RESEARCH CENTRE- EUROPEAN COMMISSION
Belgio
Contributo UE
€ 216 500
Indirizzo
Rue De La Loi 200
1049 Brussels
Tipo di attività
Research Organisations
Contatto amministrativo
Oliver Petre
SGL TECHNOLOGIES GMBH
Germania
Indirizzo
Werner-von-siemens-strasse 18
86405 Meitingen
Tipo di attività
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Contatto amministrativo
Herbert Keßler (Mr.)
SOLVAY SPECIALTY POLYMERS ITALY SPA
Italia
Contributo UE
€ 265 189
Indirizzo
Viale Lombardia 20
20021 Bollate Mi
Tipo di attività
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Contatto amministrativo
Kristian Saksida (Dr.)
VOLVO TECHNOLOGY AB
Svezia
Contributo UE
€ 334 825
Indirizzo
Gotaverksgatan 10
405 08 Goteborg
Tipo di attività
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Contatto amministrativo
Per Ekdunge (Dr.)
ZENTRUM FUR SONNENENERGIE- UND WASSERSTOFF-FORSCHUNG BADEN-WURTTEMBERG
Germania
Contributo UE
€ 374 930
Indirizzo
Meitnerstrasse 1
70563 Stuttgart
Tipo di attività
Research Organisations
Contatto amministrativo
Oster Friedel (Dr.)
ADAM OPEL AG
Germania
Contributo UE
€ 84 500
Indirizzo
Bahnhofsplatz
65428 Ruesselsheim
Tipo di attività
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Contatto amministrativo
Stephan Fell (Dr.)
SGL CARBON GMBH
Germania
Contributo UE
€ 201 137
Indirizzo
Werner-von-siemens-strasse 18
86405 Meitingen
Tipo di attività
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Contatto amministrativo
Herbert Kessler (Mr.)