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Posted: October 13, 2007
RASIRC race Metal Removal Efficiency of a RainMaker Humidifier, to be Presented at San Antonio Fuel (...)
(Nanowerk News) RASIRC™, the steam purification company, will present poster #76, Trace Metal Removal Efficiency of a RainMaker™ Humidifier by Russell J. Holmes and Jeffrey Spiegelman, at the 31st Annual Fuel Cell Seminar & Exposition being held at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center in San Antonio, TX, October 15-19, 2007.
In a fuel cell, humidification of hydrogen and oxygen is critical for proton exchange membrane (PEM) cell performance and long term stability. When the humidity level is not properly maintained, the membrane dries out and prematurely fails. If metallic contaminants are present, such as iron, they cause a breakdown of the PEM cell at the catalyst site. RASIRC has developed a new Nafion-based humidifier called the RainMaker. Data showing the ability of the RASIRC RainMaker to prevent metallic ions from passing from the water into the humidified gas will be displayed along with evidence that even at sustainable high temperatures the system yields reliable humidity. The poster will be available on the RASIRC website www.rasirc.com following the presentation.
The 31st Annual Fuel Cell Seminar & Exposition, San Antonio, TX, will feature the latest technological advances and market developments in the fuel cell industry. Show organizers anticipate about 2300 participants and 175 exhibiting companies, making it the largest fuel cell conference in the world.
RASIRC products purify and deliver ultra pure liquids and gases. RASIRC technology is the first to generate ultra high purity (UHP) steam from de-ionized water. It reduces cost, improves yield, and improves safety. UHP steam has many applications in the semiconductor industry, nanotechnology, photovoltaic manufacturing and related industries. Call 858-259-1220, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit http://www.rasirc.com.