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Editors: Petr V. Alemo
Book Description:
Subject Scope: Energy, Electrochemistry

A fuel cell is an electrochemical energy conversion device. It produces electricity from external supplies of fuel (on the anode side) and oxidant (on the cathode side). These react in the presence of an electrolyte. Generally, the reactants flow in and reaction products flow out while the electrolyte remains in the cell. Fuel cells can operate virtually continuously as long as the necessary flows are maintained. Fuel cells differ from batteries in that they consume reactants, which must be replenished, while batteries store electrical energy chemically in a closed system. Additionally, while the electrodes within a battery react and change as a battery is charged or discharged, a fuel cell's electrodes are catalytic and relatively stable. Fuel cells are very useful as power sources in remote locations, such as spacecraft, remote weather stations, large parks, rural locations, and in certain military applications. A fuel cell system running on hydrogen can be compact, lightweight and has no major moving parts. Because fuel cells have no moving parts, and do not involve combustion, in ideal conditions they can achieve up to 99.9999% reliability. This equates to less than one minute of down time in a six year period. This new book presents important state-of-art research advances in the field.

Table of Contents:
Preface

Chapter 1 - Developing an Experimental Functional Map of a Polymer Electrolyte Fuel Cell, pp. 1-53;
(Daniel J. L. Brett, Nigel P. Brandon, Nikos Vasileiadis, Velisa Vesovic (Dept. of Earth Science & Engineering, Imperial College London, London, UK), Anthony R. Kucernak, Stephen Atkins, Bradley P. Ladewig (Dept. of Chemistry, Imperial College London, London, UK), Robert Blewitt, John Shrimpton (Department of Mechical Engineering, Imperial College London, UK))

Chapter 2 - Present Trends in Fuel Cell Technology Development, pp. 55-145;
(N. Rajalakshmi and K.S. Dhathathreyan (Centre for Fuel Cell Technology, Chennai, India))

Chapter 3 - CFD Modeling and Optimization of Fuel-Cell Systems, pp. 147-214;
(P. L. Zervas, A. Tatsis, H. Sarimveis (National Technology Univ. of Athens, School of Chemical Engineering, Athens, Greece), M. K. Koukou, N. C. Markatos (Technological Educational Institution of Chalkida, Faculty of Applied Sciences, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Greece))

Chapter 4 - Multiscale Numerical Analysis of Heat and Mass Transfer in Polymer Electrolyte Fuel Cell, pp. 215-232;
(Gen Inoue, Yosuke Matsukuma, Masaki Minemoto (Dept. of Chemical Engineering, Kyushu Univ., Japan))

Chapter 5 - Theoretical Analysis of High Fuel Utilizing Solid Oxide Fuel Cells, pp. 233-268;
(Pedro Nehter (Fuel Cells Laboratory, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Hamburg Univ. of Applied Sciences, Hamburg, Germany))

Chapter 6 - Dynamic Modelling and Parameter Identifiability Analysis for SOFC Button Cell, pp. 269-301;
(Zhijun Mo, Biao Huang, K. Nandakumar (Dept. of Chemical and Materials Engineering, Univ. of Alberta, Alberta, Cananda))

Chapter 7 - Exergy Analysis of a Combined Fuel Processor and Fuel Cell System, pp. 303-332;
(K. J. Ptasinski (Dept. of Chemical Engineering, Eindhoven Univ. of Technology, Eindhoven, The Netherlands))

Chapter 8 - A PEM Fuel Cell Power Source for Electric Vehicle Applications with Supercapacitor or Battery as Auxiliary Source, pp. 333-416;
(Phatiphat Thounthong (Dept. of Teacher Training in Electrical Engineering, Faculty of Technical Education, Bangkok, Thailand) and Bernard Davat (Groupe de Recherche en Electrotechnique et Electronique de Nancy, Institut National Polytechnique de Lorraine))

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   Binding: Hardcover
   Pub. Date: 2007
   ISBN: 1-60021-698-6
   Status: AV
  
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