Fuel Cell Technologies

White paper on achieving high Fuel cell system performance and lower defects through AI and ML

Maximizing Fuel Cell Electrochemical Performance

For maximizing electrochemical performance of the fuel cell stacks across various applications including stationary, transportation, portable, and reducing the cost of mass manufacturing in a semi- or fully-automated assembly line, Netsity proposes artificial intelligence based data analysis / classification, system control / monitoring, and design / performance optimization for fuel cells integrated with various physics-informed modelling techniques, by capturing data relating to temperature, pressure, humidity and flow rate, current and voltage data during the manufacturing process or operation of a fuel cell.

White Paper Abstract

Fuel cells major obstacles in its wide spread adoption are high costs, use of expensive materials & coatings, lack of mass-production technologies for achieving economies of scale, and difficulties in predicting the performance and durability of individual cells, or integrated stacks, and complete fuel cell systems with all its sub-systems. The underlying behaviour in cell performance and its manufacturing process is usually described by the principles of electrochemistry and thermodynamics, which are often difficult to model mathematically, resulting in labor-driven, error- prone process with high rate of defects, sub-optimal materials, and less-than-desirable electrochemical performance. In this white paper, we have attempted to look at several key aspects of fuel cell design, operational control, material development, and manufacturing process control, with an aim to find cost-effective solutions through machine learning, artificial intelligence and data analysis techniques, which have received increasing attention recently. Machine learning models have unique advantages in running simulations, as they require no prior knowledge, especially of the complex coupled transport and electrochemical processes occurring in fuel cell operation.

Updated On: June 2021

    White Paper Topics

    The white paper focusses on different fuel cell technologies including Polymer Electrolyte Membrane Fuel Cells (PEMFC) and Solid Oxide Fuel Cells (SOFC) with bio-fuels such as green hydrogen, blue hydrogen with CCUS, green ammonia, green methanol or ethanol.

    • Fuel Cell manufacturing
    • Fuel Cell stack manufacturing
    • Fuel Cell system performance
    • Durability & efficiency of Fuel Cell system
    • Fuel Cell materials, coatings, components including R&D
    • Fuel Cell system design
    • Other aspects of Fuel Cell systems
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