University of Florida Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering


Environmental Nanotechnology



Water Transport Through Diffusion Media in PEM Fuel Cell


This project mainly focuses on examining the transport behaviors of water through diffusion media in PEM fuel cell. Microscopic visualization methods are applied in this study to to improve current understanding of the transport behaviors of water in fuel cells.



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MicroscopeDiffusion Media
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Selected Videos

Selected Publications

  • Gao, B.; T. S. Steenhuis; Y. Zevi; J.-Y. Parlange; R. N. Carter; T. A. Trabold. 2009. Visualization of Unstable Water Flow in a Fuel Cell Gas Diffusion Layer. J. Power Sources, 190, 493–498, doi:10.1016/j.jpowsour.2008.12.135.