Revista internacional de contaminación ambiental
versión impresa ISSN 0188-4999
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.