Analytical Modelling of Fuel Cells

Analytical Modelling of Fuel Cells
Author: Andrei A Kulikovsky
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 312
Release: 2010-06-29
ISBN 10: 9780444535610
ISBN 13: 0444535616
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Analytical Modelling of Fuel Cells Book Review:

In fuel cell research, the gap between fundamental electrochemical processes and the engineering of fuel cell systems is bridged by the physical modelling of fuel cells. This relatively new discipline aims to understand the basic transport and kinetic phenomena in a real cell and stack environment, paving the way for improved design and performance. The author brings his unique approach to the analytical modeling of fuel cells to this essential reference for energy technologists. Covers recent advances and analytical solutions to a range of problems faced by energy technologists, from catalyst layer performance to thermal stability Provides detailed graphs, charts and other tools (glossary, index) to maximize R&D output while minimizing costs and time spent on dead-end research Presents Kulikovsky’s signature approach (and the data to support it)—which uses "simplified" models based on idealized systems, basic geometries, and minimal assumptions—enabling qualitative understanding of the causes and effects of phenomena

Polymer Electrolyte Fuel Cells

Polymer Electrolyte Fuel Cells
Author: Michael Eikerling,Andrei Kulikovsky
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 582
Release: 2014-09-23
ISBN 10: 1439854068
ISBN 13: 9781439854068
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Polymer Electrolyte Fuel Cells Book Review:

The book provides a systematic and profound account of scientific challenges in fuel cell research. The introductory chapters bring readers up to date on the urgency and implications of the global energy challenge, the prospects of electrochemical energy conversion technologies, and the thermodynamic and electrochemical principles underlying the operation of polymer electrolyte fuel cells. The book then presents the scientific challenges in fuel cell research as a systematic account of distinct components, length scales, physicochemical processes, and scientific disciplines. The main part of the book focuses on theory and modeling. Theoretical tools and approaches, applied to fuel cell research, are presented in a self-contained manner. Chapters are arranged by different fuel cell materials and components, and sections advance through the hierarchy of scales, starting from molecular-level processes in proton-conducting media or electrocatalytic systems and ending with performance issues at the device level, including electrochemical performance, water management, durability, and analysis of failure mechanisms. Throughout, the book gives numerous examples of formidable scientific challenges as well as of tools to facilitate materials design and development of diagnostic methods. It reveals reserves for performance improvements and uncovers misapprehensions in scientific understanding that have misled or may continue to mislead technological development. An indispensable resource for scientifically minded and practically oriented researchers, this book helps industry leaders to appreciate the contributions of fundamental research, and leaders of fundamental research to appreciate the needs of industry.

PEM Fuel Cell Modeling and Simulation Using Matlab

PEM Fuel Cell Modeling and Simulation Using Matlab
Author: Colleen Spiegel
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 456
Release: 2011-08-29
ISBN 10: 9780080559018
ISBN 13: 0080559018
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

PEM Fuel Cell Modeling and Simulation Using Matlab Book Review:

Although, the basic concept of a fuel cell is quite simple, creating new designs and optimizing their performance takes serious work and a mastery of several technical areas. PEM Fuel Cell Modeling and Simulation Using Matlab, provides design engineers and researchers with a valuable tool for understanding and overcoming barriers to designing and building the next generation of PEM Fuel Cells. With this book, engineers can test components and verify designs in the development phase, saving both time and money. Easy to read and understand, this book provides design and modelling tips for fuel cell components such as: modelling proton exchange structure, catalyst layers, gas diffusion, fuel distribution structures, fuel cell stacks and fuel cell plant. This book includes design advice and MATLAB and FEMLAB codes for Fuel Cell types such as: polymer electrolyte, direct methanol and solid oxide fuel cells. This book also includes types for one, two and three dimensional modeling and two-phase flow phenomena and microfluidics. *Modeling and design validation techniques *Covers most types of Fuel Cell including SOFC *MATLAB and FEMLAB modelling codes *Translates basic phenomena into mathematical equations

Analytical Modelling of Fuel Cells

Analytical Modelling of Fuel Cells
Author: Andrei A. Kulikovsky
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 382
Release: 2019-05-03
ISBN 10: 0444642900
ISBN 13: 9780444642905
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Analytical Modelling of Fuel Cells Book Review:

Analytical Modelling of Fuel Cells, Second Edition, is devoted to the analytical models that help us understand the mechanisms of cell operation. The book contains equations for the rapid evaluation of various aspects of fuel cell performance, including cell potential, rate of electrochemical reactions, rate of transport processes in the cell, and temperature fields in the cell, etc. Furthermore, the book discusses how to develop simple physics-based analytical models. A new chapter is devoted to analytical models of PEM fuel cell impedance, a technique that exhibits explosive growth potential. Finally, the book contains Maple worksheets implementing some of the models discussed. Includes simple physics-based equations for the fuel cell polarization curve Provides analytical solutions for fuel cell impedance Includes simple equations for calculation of temperature shapes in fuel cells Introduces physical descriptions of the basic transport and kinetic phenomena in fuel cells of various types

Advances in Fuel Cells

Advances in Fuel Cells
Author: T. S. Zhao,K.-D. Kreuer,Trung Van Nguyen
Publsiher: Elsevier Science Limited
Total Pages: 483
Release: 2007
ISBN 10: 9780080453941
ISBN 13: 0080453945
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Advances in Fuel Cells Book Review:

Fuel cells have been recognized to be destined to form the cornerstone of energy technologies in the twenty-first century. The rapid advances in fuel cell system development have left current information available only in scattered journals and Internet sites. Advances in Fuel Cells fills the information gap between regularly scheduled journals and university level textbooks by providing in-depth coverage over a broad scope. The present volume provides informative chapters on thermodynamic performance of fuel cells, macroscopic modeling of polymer-electrolyte membranes, the prospects for phosphonated polymers as proton-exchange fuel cell membranes, polymer electrolyte membranes for direct methanol fuel cells, materials for state of the art PEM fuel cells, and their suitability for operation above 100°C, analytical modelling of direct methanol fuel cells, and methanol reforming processes. * Includes contributions by leading experts working in both academic and industrial R&D * Disseminates the latest research discoveries * A valuable resource for senior undergraduates and graduate students, it provides in-depth coverage over a broad scope

Device and Materials Modeling in PEM Fuel Cells

Device and Materials Modeling in PEM Fuel Cells
Author: Stephen J. Paddison,Keith S. Promislow
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 588
Release: 2008-10-15
ISBN 10: 9780387786919
ISBN 13: 0387786910
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Device and Materials Modeling in PEM Fuel Cells Book Review:

Computational studies on fuel cell-related issues are increasingly common. These studies range from engineering level models of fuel cell systems and stacks to molecular level, electronic structure calculations on the behavior of membranes and catalysts, and everything in between. This volume explores this range. It is appropriate to ask what, if anything, does this work tell us that we cannot deduce intuitively? Does the emperor have any clothes? In answering this question resolutely in the affirmative, I will also take the liberty to comment a bit on what makes the effort worthwhile to both the perpetrator(s) of the computational study (hereafter I will use the blanket terms modeler and model for both engineering and chemical physics contexts) and to the rest of the world. The requirements of utility are different in the two spheres. As with any activity, there is a range of quality of work within the modeling community. So what constitutes a useful model? What are the best practices, serving both the needs of the promulgator and consumer? Some of the key com- nents are covered below. First, let me provide a word on my ‘credentials’ for such commentary. I have participated in, and sometimes initiated, a c- tinuous series of such efforts devoted to studies of PEMFC components and cells over the past 17 years. All that participation was from the experim- tal, qualitative side of the effort.

Direct Methanol Fuel Cell Technology

Direct Methanol Fuel Cell Technology
Author: Kingshuk Dutta
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 564
Release: 2020-02-25
ISBN 10: 0128191597
ISBN 13: 9780128191590
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Direct Methanol Fuel Cell Technology Book Review:

Direct Methanol Fuel Cell Technology presents the overall progress witnessed in the field of DMFC over the past decade, highlighting the components, materials, functions, properties and features, designs and configurations, operations, modelling, applications, pros and cons, social, political and market penetration, economics and future directions. The book discusses every single aspect of DMFC device technology, the associated advantages and drawbacks of state-of-the-art materials and design, market opportunities and commercialization aspects, and possible future directions of research and development. This book, containing critical analyses and opinions from experts around the world, will garner considerable interest among actual users/scientists/experts. Analyzes developments of membrane electrolytes, electrodes, catalysts, catalyst supports, bipolar plates, gas diffusion layers and flow channels as critical components of direct methanol fuel cells Includes modeling of direct methanol fuel cells to understand their scaling up potentials Discusses commercial aspects of direct methanol fuel cells in terms of market penetration, end application, cost, viability, reliability, social and commercial perception, drawbacks and prospects

Modeling and Control of Fuel Cells

Modeling and Control of Fuel Cells
Author: M. H. Nehrir,C. Wang
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 296
Release: 2009-03-11
ISBN 10: 0470233281
ISBN 13: 9780470233283
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Modeling and Control of Fuel Cells Book Review:

"The emerging fuel cell (FC) technology is growing rapidly in its applications from small-scale portable electronics to large-scale power generation. This book gives students, engineers, and scientists a solid understanding of the FC dynamic modeling and controller design to adapt FCs to particular applications in distributed power generation." "The book begins with a fascinating introduction to the subject, including a brief history of the U.S. electric utility formation and restructuring. Next, it provides coverage of power deregulation and distributed generation (DG), DG types, fuel cell DGs, and the hydrogen economy. Modeling and Control of Fuel Cells is an excellent reference book for students and professionals in electrical, chemical, and mechanical engineering and scientists working in the FC area."--BOOK JACKET.

Fuel Cells

Fuel Cells
Author: Bei Gou,Woonki Na,Bill Diong
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 411
Release: 2016-08-05
ISBN 10: 149873300X
ISBN 13: 9781498733007
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Fuel Cells Book Review:

This book describes advanced research results on Modeling and Control designs for Fuel Cells and their hybrid energy systems. Filled with simulation examples and test results, it provides detailed discussions on Fuel Cell Modeling, Analysis, and Nonlinear control. Beginning with an introduction to Fuel Cells and Fuel Cell Power Systems, as well as the fundamentals of Fuel Cell Systems and their components, it then presents the Linear and Nonlinear modeling of Fuel Cell Dynamics. Typical approaches of Linear and Nonlinear Modeling and Control Design methods for Fuel Cells are also discussed. The authors explore the Simulink implementation of Fuel Cells, including the modeling of PEM Fuel Cells and Control Designs. They cover the applications of Fuel cells in vehicles, utility power systems, and stand-alone systems, which integrate Fuel Cells, Wind Power, and Solar Power. Mathematical preliminaries on Linear and Nonlinear Control are provided in an appendix.

Fuel Cell Science and Engineering 2 Volume Set

Fuel Cell Science and Engineering  2 Volume Set
Author: Detlef Stolten,Bernd Emonts
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 1268
Release: 2012-10-22
ISBN 10: 3527650261
ISBN 13: 9783527650262
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Fuel Cell Science and Engineering 2 Volume Set Book Review:

Fuel cells are expected to play a major role in the future power supply that will transform to renewable, decentralized and fluctuating primary energies. At the same time the share of electric power will continually increase at the expense of thermal and mechanical energy not just in transportation, but also in households. Hydrogen as a perfect fuel for fuel cells and an outstanding and efficient means of bulk storage for renewable energy will spearhead this development together with fuel cells. Moreover, small fuel cells hold great potential for portable devices such as gadgets and medical applications such as pacemakers. This handbook will explore specific fuel cells within and beyond the mainstream development and focuses on materials and production processes for both SOFC and lowtemperature fuel cells, analytics and diagnostics for fuel cells, modeling and simulation as well as balance of plant design and components. As fuel cells are getting increasingly sophisticated and industrially developed the issues of quality assurance and methodology of development are included in this handbook. The contributions to this book come from an international panel of experts from academia, industry, institutions and government. This handbook is oriented toward people looking for detailed information on specific fuel cell types, their materials, production processes, modeling and analytics. Overview information on the contrary on mainstream fuel cells and applications are provided in the book 'Hydrogen and Fuel Cells', published in 2010.

Fuel Cell Handbook

Fuel Cell Handbook
Author: A. J. Appleby,F. R. Foulkes
Publsiher: Krieger Publishing Company
Total Pages: 762
Release: 1993
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: OSU:32435062567961
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Carbonate Fuel Cell Technology

Carbonate Fuel Cell Technology
Author: Isamu Uchida
Publsiher: Electrochemical Society
Total Pages: 376
Release: 1999
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UOM:39015061863109
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Polymer Electrolyte Fuel Cell Degradation

Polymer Electrolyte Fuel Cell Degradation
Author: Matthew M. Mench,Emin Caglan Kumbur,T. Nejat Veziroglu
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 460
Release: 2011
ISBN 10: 0123869366
ISBN 13: 9780123869364
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Polymer Electrolyte Fuel Cell Degradation Book Review:

For full market implementation of PEM fuel cells to become a reality, two main limiting technical issues must be overcome- cost and durability. This cutting-edge volume directly addresses the state-of-the-art advances in durability within every fuel cell stack component. [...] chapters on durability in the individual fuel cell components -- membranes, electrodes, diffusion media, and bipolar plates -- highlight specific degradation modes and mitigation strategies. The book also includes chapters which synthesize the component-related failure modes to examine experimental diagnostics, computational modeling, and laboratory protocol"--Back cover.

Proton Conducting Membrane Fuel Cells II

Proton Conducting Membrane Fuel Cells II
Author: Shimshon Gottesfeld,Thomas Francis Fuller
Publsiher: The Electrochemical Society
Total Pages: 506
Release: 1999
ISBN 10: 9781566772211
ISBN 13: 1566772214
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Fuel Cell Handbook Seventh Edition

Fuel Cell Handbook  Seventh Edition
Author: Eg&g Technical Services Inc,U. S. Department of Energy
Publsiher: Lulu.com
Total Pages: 428
Release: 2016-05-08
ISBN 10: 9781365101137
ISBN 13: 1365101134
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Fuel Cell Handbook Seventh Edition Book Review:

Fuel cells are one of the cleanest and most efficient technologies for generating electricity. Since there is no combustion, there are none of the pollutants commonly produced by boilers and furnaces. For systems designed to consume hydrogen directly, the only products are electricity, water and heat. Fuel cells are an important technology for a potentially wide variety of applications including on-site electric power for households and commercial buildings; supplemental or auxiliary power to support car, truck and aircraft systems; power for personal, mass and commercial transportation; and the modular addition by utilities of new power generation closely tailored to meet growth in power consumption. These applications will be in a large number of industries worldwide. In this Seventh Edition of the Fuel Cell Handbook, we have discussed the Solid State Energy Conversion Alliance Program (SECA) activities. In addition, individual fuel cell technologies and other supporting materials have been updated.

Analytical Modeling of Solute Transport in Groundwater

Analytical Modeling of Solute Transport in Groundwater
Author: Mark Goltz,Junqi Huang
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2017-02-08
ISBN 10: 1119300274
ISBN 13: 9781119300274
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Analytical Modeling of Solute Transport in Groundwater Book Review:

Teaches, using simple analytical models how physical, chemical, and biological processes in the subsurface affect contaminant transport Uses simple analytical models to demonstrate the impact of subsurface processes on the fate and transport of groundwater contaminants Includes downloadable modeling tool that provides easily understood graphical output for over thirty models Modeling tool and book are integrated to facilitate reader understanding Collects analytical solutions from many sources into a single volume and, for the interested reader, shows how these solutions are derived from the governing model equations

Progress and Recent Trends in Microbial Fuel Cells

Progress and Recent Trends in Microbial Fuel Cells
Author: Patit Paban Kundu,Kingshuk Dutta
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 464
Release: 2018-06-07
ISBN 10: 0444640185
ISBN 13: 9780444640185
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Progress and Recent Trends in Microbial Fuel Cells Book Review:

Progress and Recent Trends in Microbial Fuel Cells provides an in-depth analysis of the fundamentals, working principles, applications and advancements (including commercialization aspects) made in the field of Microbial Fuel Cells research, with critical analyses and opinions from experts around the world. Microbial Fuel cell, as a potential alternative energy harnessing device, has been progressing steadily towards fruitful commercialization. Involvements of electrolyte membranes and catalysts have been two of the most critical factors toward achieving this progress. Added applications of MFCs in areas of bio-hydrogen production and wastewater treatment have made this technology extremely attractive and important. . Reviews and compares MFCs with other alternative energy harnessing devices, particularly in comparison to other fuel cells. Analyses developments of electrolyte membranes, electrodes, catalysts and biocatalysts as critical components of MFCs, responsible for their present and future progress. Includes commercial aspects of MFCs in terms of (i) generation of electricity, (ii) microbial electrolysis cell, (iii) microbial desalination cell, and (iv) wastewater and sludge treatment.

Solid Oxide Fuel Cells

Solid Oxide Fuel Cells
Author: Meng Ni,Tim S. Zhao
Publsiher: Royal Society of Chemistry
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2013-08-16
ISBN 10: 1849737770
ISBN 13: 9781849737777
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Solid Oxide Fuel Cells Book Review:

Solid oxide fuel cells (SOFCs) are promising electrochemical power generation devices that can convert chemical energy of a fuel into electricity in an efficient, environmental-friendly, and quiet manner. Due to their high operating temperature, SOFCs feature fuel flexibility as internal reforming of hydrocarbon fuels and ammonia thermal cracking can be realized in SOFC anode. This book presents an overview of the SOFC technology with a focus on the recent developments in new technologies and new ideas for addressing the key issues of SOFC development. This book first introduces the fundamental principles of SOFCs and compares SOFC technology with conventional heat engines as well as low temperature fuel cells. Then the latest developments in SOFC R&D are reviewed and future directions are discussed. Key issues related to SOFC performance improvement, long-term stability, mathematical modelling, as well as system integration/control are addressed, including material development, infiltration technique for nano-structured electrode fabrication, focused ion beam – scanning electron microscopy (FIB-SEM) technique for microstructure reconstruction, the Lattice Boltzmann Method (LBM) simulation at pore scale, multi-scale modelling, SOFC integration with buildings and other cycles for stationary applications.

Economic Models of Tropical Deforestation A Review

Economic Models of Tropical Deforestation  A Review
Author: David Kaimowitz,Arild Angelsen
Publsiher: CIFOR
Total Pages: 139
Release: 1998-01-01
ISBN 10: 979876417X
ISBN 13: 9789798764172
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Economic Models of Tropical Deforestation A Review Book Review:

Types of economic deforestation models. Household and firm-level models. Regional-level models. National and macro-level models. Priority areas for future research.

Pem Fuel Cells

Pem Fuel Cells
Author: Frano Barbir
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 518
Release: 2012
ISBN 10: 0123877105
ISBN 13: 9780123877109
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Pem Fuel Cells Book Review:

This new edition of Dr. Barbir's groundbreaking book still lays the groundwork for engineers, technicians and students better than any other resource, covering fundamentals of design, electrochemistry, heat and mass transport, as well as providing the context of system design and applications. Yet it now also provides invaluable information on the latest advances in modeling, diagnostics, materials, and components, along with an updated chapter on the evolving applications areas wherein PEM cells are being deployed."--pub. desc.