Performance Analysis of DMFC and PEMFC Numerically with Models Validation
Most of scientists looking for a stable, reliable, cheap, clean and renewable source of energy after the growth in
using the fossil fuel.One of the most promising devices is Fuel cell. This step has taken to guide the researchers whom want
to optimize to study these electrochemical devices. In this study model for direct methanol fuel cell (DMFC) and proton
exchange membrane fuel cell (PEMFC) has been developed using software Comsol mutiphysics. The two models were
validated by published experimental data. Model output for DMFC is compared by the output of PEMFC. This study is
carried out to define the suitable of DMFC and PEMFC for different applications.
Indexterms- PEMFC, modeling, DMFC, comparison, fuel cell.