The expandable PEM research cell along with 5 additional cells

Dr. Eirini Zagoraiou (Monolithos’ principal investigator for electrochemistry applications) is featuring our newest equipment addition: “The expandable PEM research cell (50cm² active area) along with 5 additional cells (300cm² total active area)”. The acquired equipment is providing us a technological advantage for testing our electrocatalysts in small (single cell) and pilot (up to 30 cells) applications:

“Hydrogen (H2) is one of the most promising clean, efficient and sustainable energy carrier. In a hydrogen fuel cell, H2 is consumed to produce energy and water. Polymer electrolyte membrane (PEM) fuel cells operate at relatively low temperatures, deliver high power density and are lightweight compared to other fuel cells, making them perfect for automotive applications. MONOLITHOS is equipped with a water-cooled expandable PEM research cell (50cm² active area, operating temperature up to 100oC), where additional cells can be added to create a stack up to 30 cells. The cell can be disassembled and reassembled for multiple MEA (membrane electrode assembly) replacement and testing. An integrated pneumatic bladder is used for cell compression monitoring (repeatable compression on each assembly). These features make it ideally suited for electrocatalysts screening. As a short stack, it is ideal for advanced system testing, research and development”.