US Patent No. 9,774,046

HUMIDIFICATION SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR A FUEL CELL


Patent No. 9,774,046
Issue Date September 26, 2017
Title Humidification System And Method For A Fuel Cell
Inventorship William F. Sanderson, Commerce Township, MI (US)
Mark A. Pellerin, Saline, MI (US)
Craig Michael Mathie, White Lake Township, MI (US)
Virgo W. Edwards, Commerce Township, MI (US)
Assignee Ford Global Technologies LLC, Dearborn, MI (US)

Claim of US Patent No. 9,774,046

1. A humidification system for a fuel cell, comprising:
a condenser configured to receive fluid output from a cathode of the fuel cell and cool the fluid to extract water therefrom;
and

a heat exchanger configured to transfer heat between a heat source and an airflow flowing therethrough and bring the airflow
in contact with at least some of the extracted water to humidify the airflow prior to the airflow entering the cathode.