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Revista internacional de contaminación ambiental

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SUAREZ-ALCANTARA, Karina; RODRIGUEZ-CASTELLANOS, Andrés  y  SOLORZA-FERIA, Omar. Design and construction of a hybrid go-kart PEM fuel cell / rechargeable battery. Rev. Int. Contam. Ambient [online]. 2008, vol.24, n.4, pp. 183-189. ISSN 0188-4999.

An hybrid Polymer Electrolyte Membrane Fuel Cell, PEMFC-Rechargeable Battery Go-kart has been designed and manufactured using AutoCAD software for the design and a CNC mechanical machine for the manufacture of components of the fuel cell. The membrane-electrode assemblies, MEAs, were integrated with a Gore-Select membrane and carbon cloth with Pt (20 wt % /C) 0.5 mg/cm2 anode and cathode electrode catalysts loading. High density graphite collector plates with 5mm thickness were used as collector plates. The estimated weigh of the go-kart with a driver is about 120 kg. The demand of the motor of the go-kart is 20 V and 5 A (100W), supplied by an hybrid system integrated by three 30Watts PEMFC. The commercially available Pb/acid rechargeable battery supplies energy for peripheral equipment.

Palabras llave : proton exchange membrane (PEM) fuel cell; hydrogen; clean energy.

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