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Journal of Zhejiang University SCIENCE A 2013 Vol.14 No.9 P.679-685

http://doi.org/10.1631/jzus.A1300146


Control design of 60 kW PEMFC generation system for residential applications*


Author(s):  Ying-ying Zhang1, Ying Zhang1, Xi Li2, Guang-yi Cao3

Affiliation(s):  1. Shandong Provincial Key Laboratory of Ocean Environment Monitoring Technology, Institute of Oceanographic Instrumentation, Shandong Academy of Sciences, Qingdao 266001, China; more

Corresponding email(s):   triciayyz@163.com

Key Words:  Proton exchange membrane fuel cell (PEMFC), Generation system, Control strategy, decoupling control, Optimal seeking control


Ying-ying Zhang, Ying Zhang, Xi Li, Guang-yi Cao. Control design of 60 kW PEMFC generation system for residential applications[J]. Journal of Zhejiang University Science A, 2013, 14(9): 679-685.

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Abstract: 
This paper presented a control design methodology for a proton exchange membrane fuel cell (PEMFC) generation system for residential applications. The dynamic behavior of the generation system is complex in such applications. A comprehensive control design is very important for achieving a steady system operation and efficiency. The control strategy for a 60 kW generation system was proposed and tested based on the system dynamic model. A two-variable single neuron proportional-integral (PI) decoupling controller was developed for anode pressure and humidity by adjusting the hydrogen flow and water injection. A similar controller was developed for cathode pressure and humidity by adjusting the exhaust flow and water injection. The desired oxygen excess ratio was kept by a feedback controller based on the load current. An optimal seeking controller was used to trace the unique optimal power point. Two negative feedback controllers were used to provide AC power and a suitable voltage for residential loads by a power conditioning unit. Control simulation tests showed that 60 kW PEMFC generation system responded well for computer-simulated step changes in the load power demand. This control methodology for a 60 kW PEMFC generation system would be a competitive solution for system level designs such as parameter design, performance analysis, and online optimization.

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