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1. (WO2017032939) FUEL CELL FOR OPTIMISING AIR HUMIDIFICATION

Pub. No.:    WO/2017/032939    International Application No.:    PCT/FR2016/052054
Publication Date: Fri Mar 03 00:59:59 CET 2017 International Filing Date: Wed Aug 10 01:59:59 CEST 2016
IPC: H01M 8/023
H01M 8/0258
H01M 8/04119
H01M 8/1007
Applicants: COMMISSARIAT À L'ÉNERGIE ATOMIQUE ET AUX ÉNERGIES ALTERNATIVES
Inventors: VINCENT, Rémi
HLADYS, Bertrand
TREMBLAY, Denis
Title: FUEL CELL FOR OPTIMISING AIR HUMIDIFICATION
Abstract:
The invention relates to a fuel cell which comprises: a membrane-electrode assembly (14) including a proton-exchange membrane (2), and a cathode (31) in contact with a first surface of the membrane; two bipolar plates between which the membrane-electrode assembly (14) is arranged, said bipolar plates having at least one first flow collector passing through same, in communication with said cathode; the membrane-electrode assembly (14) includes a first active area (21) covered by said cathode (31), and a first connection area (22) not covered by said cathode (31) and arranged between said first flow collector and the first active area; the membrane-electrode assembly (14) also includes a first hydrophilic component (71) arranged in said first connection area (22).