Cars powered by hydrogen will be possible thanks to fuel cell technology. A PEMFC’s air intake is essential to its operation because it delivers air to the cathode side electrode, which uses the oxygen in the air to fuel the fuel cell reaction.
An air intake system should have the following critical features: airflow, noise, filtration, humidity, temperature, pressure, and packaging.
Reducing the parasitic losses a fuel cell air intake system experiences is one of the main design problems. Particular care should be made in the selection and design of the screw compressor to reduce parasitic losses.
Since the compressor will need the most power to function, it is crucial to enhance its efficiency.
Extensive testing should be performed at various ambient temperatures and loads to make sure the compressor is capable of meeting all criteria.
The decarbonization of transportation, power generation, and off-road applications can be greatly aided by fuel cell technology.
Customer expectations in terms of cost as well as durability must be met in order to gain market penetration.
The impact of toxic airborne contaminants, such as particulates, NOx, SO2, and NH3, is one of the elements contributing to fuel cell stack degradation.
Cathode air cleaners must be used to protect fuel cell systems in order to meet the requirements for their long-term durability.
These goals can be attained with the aid of effective and high-performance cathode air filters.
The Global Fuel Cell Air Intake Filtration market accounted for $XX Billion in 2021 and is anticipated to reach $XX Billion by 2030, registering a CAGR of XX% from 2022 to 2030.
The innovative fuel cell air intake filtering system from Ahlstrom-Munksjö contributes to the expansion of the fuel cell electric car market.
In order to meet unmet customer demand for high-performance filtration materials for electric vehicles, Ahlstrom-Munksjö is developing new commercial solutions under the FiltEV® brand and is aware of the market obstacles.
This comprises a special filtration system for the air intake of fuel cells.
Head of Business Development, Industrial Filtration & Novel Vehicles, stated, “He is delighted to announce their new filtration solution for fuel cell air intake.
He said, “By shielding fuel cells from dangerous gases and particulates, they ensure optimal fuel cell operation and extend the fuel cell’s lifetime, optimising the cost/benefit for the end-users.
The fuel cell gets its oxygen from air input. Gases that are known to poison the fuel cell catalyst, such as hydrocarbons, sulphur dioxide (SO2), nitrogen oxide (NOx), and ammonia (NH3), can contaminate the outside air.
Ahlstrom-Munksjö FiltEV Fuel Cell Air Intake media delivers exceptional adsorption properties on all these gaseous pollutants to meet ever-tougher cathode air quality requirements.
It is based on a new proprietary multi-layer dry technology platform and customised adsorbent blends.
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