Romtek Enhanced Hydrogen Fuel Cell (HFC) Apparatus

(Including dismantleable Fuel Cell)

 

               Romtek Enhanced HFC Apparatus Contains one independent Electrolyser for generating H2 & O2 gases. The HFC included in this kit can be disassembled & reassembled by students (exercising due care, of course!). The cell has the facility to operate on pure Oxygen, restrained amount of air & unrestrained amount of air. It is also supplied with two different catalytic membranes. With this apparatus, the students learn the inside construction of Fuel Cell and also are able to perform more advanced experiments like the impact of gas concentration, Catalyst composition and internal resistance on the performance graph of fuel cell.

 Experiments :

               (Enhanced expts, specific to this apparatus are in bold type)

1)        Measurement & Plotting the characteristics curve of Hydrogen Fuel Cell (V vs I & P vs I )

2)        Measurement of Electrolysis Efficiency

3)        Measurement of Faraday Efficiency and Energy Efficiency of Hydrogen Fuel Cell.

4)        Impact of Catalyst composition on the performance curve of HFC

5)        Impact of Gas Input on the performance Curve of HFC

6)        Impact of Internal Resistance on the performance curve of the HFC

7)        Disassembly & Reassembly of Fuel Cell to study its internal structure & construction (Requires Care & Caution).

 

PEM Elctrolyzer

Electrolyzer type

Polymer electrolyte membrane (PEM)

Dimensions (LxWxH)

3 x 7 x3 (85x190x90mm)

Power Consumption

1.0W

Required voltage

1.4 1.8V

Maximum current

0.5A

Storage volume of hydrogen and Oxygen

10 ml each

Rate of Hydrogen production

3.5 ml/min (at 0.5 A)

Consumption of distilled water

0.1 ml/min (at 0.3 A)

 PEM Fuel Cell

Fuel cell type

Polymer electrolyte membrane (PEM)

Dimensions (LxWxH)

3 X 2 X 2 (85 X 70 X 70 mm)

Power output

0.5 W

Voltage output

0.4 1.0 V

Rate of Hydrogen consumption

7 ml/min (at 1.0 A)

 Dismantleable Fuel Cell

Dimensions (LxWxH)

2 5/8 X 2 5/8 X 3   (65 X 65 X 85 mm)

Power

0.6 W

Voltage

0.4 1.0 V

Current with Oxygen supply

2.0 A

Current with air supply

1.3 A

Consumption of Hydrogen

Max 7 ml/min. at 1.0 A

 Electronic Control Panel

Voltmeter

Digital, LCD / LED, 3 digits

0 to 2 V

0 to 20 V

Accuracy : 0.1%

Ammeter

Digital, LCD / LED, 3 digits

0 to 200 m A

0 to 200 m A

Accuracy : 0.5%

Direct Reading Power Meter

Digital, LCD / LED, 3 digits

0 to 1000 m W

Accuracy : 5%

Loads

1, 3, 5, 10, 100, 200, Ohms and lamp  and motor positions.

Stop Watch

Provided

Power Source

0.1 to 3.0 VDC @ 1000 mA, regulated

Input power

220V / 50 Hz or 110V / 50 Hz or Batteries as per order.

 
Items required in Lab

Distilled Water

 Climatic Conditions    

 

Operating  

10o 40o c

Storage Temp

5o 45o c

 

 

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