Methods relating to monitoring fuel cells

Jari Ihonen (Inventor), Kaj Nikiforow (Inventor), Henri Karimäki (Inventor), Timo Keränen (Inventor)

Research output: PatentPatent


The invention relates to a method of determining water accumulation in and or removal from a fuel cell, the method comprising circulating fuel gas in the anode side of the fuel cell for producing electric energy in a fuel cell process, providing at least two purge pulses from the fuel circulation, analyzing the composition and/or volume of purged gas of said at least two gas purge pulses for determining the amount of water accumulation in and/or removal from the fuel cell.

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Original languageEnglish
Patent numberEP3000146
IPCH01M 8/ 04 A I
Priority date13/05/14
Publication statusPublished - 30 Mar 2016
MoE publication typeH1 Granted patent


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