A porous cylindrical wheel coated with desiccant rotates slowly inside the Humidicore housing. This transfers thermal energy from the fuel cell exhaust to the fresh reactant stream. Typically, the Humidicore unit recovers 75-85% of exhaust enthalpy.
While the Humidicore™ is an excellent humidifier, it also serves as the exhaust condenser and the supply blower aftercooler. Emprise now offers the Humidicore™ humidifier in three production sizes for 1.5, 7.5 and 10 kW fuel cell systems. Licensing arrangements are also available.
The Humidicore™ offers several advantages over membrane humidifiers:
Please feel free to contact Emprise with any application needs you have. We will be happy to help you select the right Humidicore™ for your fuel cell project!
Emprise, an award winning engineering consulting firm, specializes in the design and fabrication of custom test stands and facilities. Emprise has extensive experience in fuel cell testing, including alkaline, phosphoric acid, PEM, and solid oxide stands ranging from 10 kW to 300 kW. Our client list includes IFC / ONSI, Delphi Automotive, and Honeywell.
How Humidicore™ Works
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The Humidicore™ was recently selected as one of R&D Magazine's top 100 Most Technologically Significant Inventions of the Year.