PEM Fuel Cell Testing and Diagnosis

PEM Fuel Cell Testing and Diagnosis
Author: Jiujun Zhang,Jifeng Wu,Huamin Zhang
Publsiher: Newnes
Total Pages: 600
Release: 2013-01-22
ISBN 10: 0444536892
ISBN 13: 9780444536891
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

PEM Fuel Cell Testing and Diagnosis Book Review:

PEM Fuel Cell Testing and Diagnosis covers the recent advances in PEM (proton exchange membrane) fuel cell systems, focusing on instruments and techniques for testing and diagnosis, and the application of diagnostic techniques in practical tests and operation. This book is a unique source of electrochemical techniques for researchers, scientists and engineers working in the area of fuel cells. Proton exchange membrane fuel cells are currently considered the most promising clean energy-converting devices for stationary, transportation, and micro-power applications due to their high energy density, high efficiency, and environmental friendliness. To advance research and development of this emerging technology, testing and diagnosis are an essential combined step. This book aids those efforts, addressing effects of humidity, temperature and pressure on fuel cells, degradation and failure analysis, and design and assembly of MEAs, single cells and stacks. Provides fundamental and theoretical principles for PEM fuel cell testing and diagnosis. Comprehensive source for selecting techniques, experimental designs and data analysis Analyzes PEM fuel cell degradation and failure mechanisms, and suggests failure mitigation strategies Provides principles for selecting PEM fuel cell key materials to improve durability

Fuel Cells

Fuel Cells
Author: Klaus-Dieter Kreuer
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 801
Release: 2012-12-14
ISBN 10: 1461457858
ISBN 13: 9781461457855
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Fuel Cells Book Review:

The expected end of the “oil age” will lead to increasing focus and reliance on alternative energy conversion devices, among which fuel cells have the potential to play an important role. Not only can phosphoric acid and solid oxide fuel cells already efficiently convert today’s fossil fuels, including methane, into electricity, but other types of fuel cells, such as polymer electrolyte membrane fuel cells, have the potential to become the cornerstones of a possible future hydrogen economy. Featuring 21 peer-reviewed entries from the Encyclopedia of Sustainability Science and Technology, Fuel Cells offers concise yet comprehensive coverage of the current state of research and identifies key areas for future investigation. Internationally renowned specialists provide authoritative introductions to a wide variety of fuel cell types, and discuss materials, components, and systems for these technologies. The entries also cover sustainability and marketing considerations, including comparisons of fuel cells with alternative technologies.

Fuel Cell Technology Handbook

Fuel Cell Technology Handbook
Author: Gregor Hoogers
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 360
Release: 2002-09-27
ISBN 10: 142004155X
ISBN 13: 9781420041552
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Fuel Cell Technology Handbook Book Review:

Fuel cell systems have now reached a degree of technological maturity and appear destined to form the cornerstone of future energy technologies. But the rapid advances in fuel cell system development have left current information available only in scattered journals and Internet sites. The even faster race toward fuel cell commercialization further

Proton Exchange Membrane Fuel Cells

Proton Exchange Membrane Fuel Cells
Author: Zhigang Qi
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 371
Release: 2013-12-16
ISBN 10: 1466513705
ISBN 13: 9781466513709
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Proton Exchange Membrane Fuel Cells Book Review:

Clean energy technologies are poised to play an important role in overcoming fossil fuel exhaustion and global pollution. Among these technologies, electrochemical energy storage and conversion are considered to be the most feasible, sustainable, and environmentally friendly. Proton exchange membrane (PEM) fuel cells are prime examples of electrochemical energy conversion technologies in action. Believed to be ideal sources of clean power, PEM fuel cells are replacing internal combustion and diesel engines in vehicles, as well as Pb-acid batteries and diesel generators in the emergency backup of telecommunications base stations and computer centers. Written by an industry-leading scientist, Proton Exchange Membrane Fuel Cells explains the theoretical foundations of PEM fuel cells in relation to practical design and operation to not only help beginners grasp the essentials, but also guide industry professionals in tackling technical challenges. Useful to scientists, researchers, students, academics, and practicing engineers, the book covers the fundamentals, materials, components, modules, system architecture, applications, and current developmental status; offers real-world examples; and provides insight into advancing this sustainable clean technology.

High Temperature Polymer Electrolyte Membrane Fuel Cells

High Temperature Polymer Electrolyte Membrane Fuel Cells
Author: Qingfeng Li,David Aili,Hans Aage Hjuler,Jens Oluf Jensen
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 545
Release: 2015-10-15
ISBN 10: 3319170821
ISBN 13: 9783319170824
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

High Temperature Polymer Electrolyte Membrane Fuel Cells Book Review:

This book is a comprehensive review of high-temperature polymer electrolyte membrane fuel cells (PEMFCs). PEMFCs are the preferred fuel cells for a variety of applications such as automobiles, cogeneration of heat and power units, emergency power and portable electronics. The first 5 chapters of the book describe rationalization and illustration of approaches to high temperature PEM systems. Chapters 6 - 13 are devoted to fabrication, optimization and characterization of phosphoric acid-doped polybenzimidazole membranes, the very first electrolyte system that has demonstrated the concept of and motivated extensive research activity in the field. The last 11 chapters summarize the state-of-the-art of technological development of high temperature-PEMFCs based on acid doped PBI membranes including catalysts, electrodes, MEAs, bipolar plates, modelling, stacking, diagnostics and applications.

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

Recent Advances in Environmental Science from the Euro Mediterranean and Surrounding Regions

Recent Advances in Environmental Science from the Euro Mediterranean and Surrounding Regions
Author: Amjad Kallel,Mohamed Ksibi,Hamed Ben Dhia,Nabil Khélifi
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 2023
Release: 2017-12-12
ISBN 10: 3319705482
ISBN 13: 9783319705484
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Recent Advances in Environmental Science from the Euro Mediterranean and Surrounding Regions Book Review:

This volume includes the papers presented during the 1st Euro-Mediterranean Conference for Environmental Integration (EMCEI) which was held in Sousse, Tunisia in November 2017. This conference was jointly organized by the editorial office of the Euro-Mediterranean Journal for Environmental Integration in Sfax, Tunisia and Springer (MENA Publishing Program) in Germany. It aimed to give a more concrete expression to the Euro-Mediterranean integration process by supplementing existing North-South programs and agreements with a new multilateral scientific forum that emphasizes in particular the vulnerability and proactive remediation of the Euro-Mediterranean region from an environmental point of view. This volume gives a general and brief overview on current research focusing on emerging environmental issues and challenges and its applications to a variety of problems in the Euro-Mediterranean zone and surrounding regions. It contains over five hundred and eighty carefully refereed short contributions to the conference. Topics covered include (1) innovative approaches and methods for environmental sustainability, (2) environmental risk assessment, bioremediation, ecotoxicology, and environmental safety, (3) water resources assessment, planning, protection, and management, (4) environmental engineering and management, (5) natural resources: characterization, assessment, management, and valorization, (6) intelligent techniques in renewable energy (biomass, wind, waste, solar), (7) sustainable management of marine environment and coastal areas, (8) remote sensing and GIS for geo-environmental investigations, (9) environmental impacts of geo/natural hazards (earthquakes, landslides, volcanic, and marine hazards), and (10) the environmental health science (natural and social impacts on Human health). Presenting a wide range of topics and new results, this edited volume will appeal to anyone working in the subject area, including researchers and students interested to learn more about new advances in environmental research initiatives in view of the ever growing environmental degradation in the Euro-Mediterranean region, which has turned environmental and resource protection into an increasingly important issue hampering sustainable development and social welfare.

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 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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Mini Micro Fuel Cells

Mini Micro Fuel Cells
Author: S. Kakaç,A. Pramuanjaroenkij,L. Vasiliev
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 422
Release: 2008-04-10
ISBN 10: 1402082959
ISBN 13: 9781402082955
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Mini Micro Fuel Cells Book Review:

This volume contains an archival record of the NATO Advanced Institute on Mini – Micro Fuel Cells – Fundamental and Applications held in Çesme – Izmir, Turkey, July 22–August 3, 2007. The ASIs are intended to be a high-level teaching activity in scientific and technical areas of current concern. In this volume, the reader may find interesting chapters on Mini- Micro Fuel Cells with fundamentals and applications. In recent years, fu- cell development, modeling and performance analysis has received much attention due to their potential for distributed power which is a critical issue for energy security and the environmental protection. Small fuel cells for portable applications are important for the security. The portable devices (many electronic and wireless) operated by fuel cells for providing all-day power, are very valuable for the security, for defense and in the war against terrorism. Many companies in NATO and non-NATO countries have concentrated to promote the fuel cell industry. Many universities with industrial partners committed to the idea of working together to develop fuel cells. As tech- logy advanced in the 1980s and beyond, many government organizations joined in spending money on fuel-cell research. In recent years, interest in using fuel cells to power portable electronic devices and other small equipment (cell phones, mobile phones, lab-tops, they are used as micro power source in biological applications) has increased partly due to the promise of fuel cells having higher energy density.

Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Production

Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Production
Author: Timothy E. Lipman,Adam Weber
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 1163
Release: 2018-10-29
ISBN 10: 9781493977888
ISBN 13: 1493977881
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Production Book Review:

The expected end of the “oil age” will lead to increasing focus and reliance on alternative energy conversion devices, among which fuel cells have the potential to play an important role. Not only can phosphoric acid and solid oxide fuel cells already efficiently convert today’s fossil fuels, including methane, into electricity, but other types of fuel cells, such as polymer electrolyte membrane fuel cells, have the potential to become the cornerstones of a possible future hydrogen economy. This handbook offers concise yet comprehensive coverage of the current state of fuel cell research and identifies key areas for future investigation. Internationally renowned specialists provide authoritative introductions to a wide variety of fuel cell types and hydrogen production technologies, and discuss materials and components for these systems. Sustainability and marketing considerations are also covered, including comparisons of fuel cells with alternative technologies.

Proton Exchange Membrane Fuel Cell

Proton Exchange Membrane Fuel Cell
Author: Tolga Taner
Publsiher: BoD – Books on Demand
Total Pages: 212
Release: 2018-05-09
ISBN 10: 1789230667
ISBN 13: 9781789230666
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Proton Exchange Membrane Fuel Cell Book Review:

The main idea of this study is to scrutinize the performance efficiency and enhancement of modelling and simulations of PEM fuel cell. Besides, the research of PEM fuel cell performance can figure out many critical issues for an alternative resource energy. The chapters collected in the book are contributions by invited researchers with a long-standing experience in different research areas. I hope that the material presented here is understandable to a wide audience, not only energy engineers but also scientists from various disciplines. The book contains nine chapters in three sections: (1) "General Information About PEM Fuel Cell", (2) "PEM Fuel Cell Technology" and (3) "Many Different Applications of PEM Fuel Cell". This book presents detailed and up-to-date evaluations in different areas and was written by academics with experience in their field. It is anticipated that this book will make a scientific contribution to PEM fuel cell and other alternative energy resource workers, researchers, academics, PhD students and other scientists both in the present and in the future.

Alternative Energy

Alternative Energy
Author: Christopher A. Simon
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
Total Pages: 296
Release: 2020-01-22
ISBN 10: 1538116383
ISBN 13: 9781538116388
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Alternative Energy Book Review:

The second edition of Alternative Energy: Political, Economic, and Social Feasibility builds on first edition material, but with significant updates on dramatic changes within the renewable energy sector over the last decade. The book discusses the basic technical aspects of major renewable energy systems and technological developments; the impact of politics on energy policy using contemporary theories of public policy (such as, Advocacy Coalition Framework (ACF), Punctuated Equilibrium (PE), Narrative Policy Framework, and Policy Diffusion), as well as discussing the evolution of the social feasibility of renewable energy. Alternative energy solutions, such as nuclear power, are expanded to discuss nuclear power developments and feasibility in the post-Fukushima policy environment. International commitment to renewable energy is also addressed.

Fuel Cells for Portable Power

Fuel Cells for Portable Power
Author: J. Weidner
Publsiher: The Electrochemical Society
Total Pages: 77
Release: 2009-11
ISBN 10: 1566777739
ISBN 13: 9781566777735
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Fuel Cells for Portable Power Book Review:

The papers included in this issue of ECS Transactions were originally presented in the symposium ¿Fuel Cells for Portable Power¿, held during the 215th meeting of The Electrochemical Society, in San Francisco, CA from May 24 to 29, 2009.

Materials for Fuel Cells

Materials for Fuel Cells
Author: M Gasik
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 512
Release: 2008-10-27
ISBN 10: 184569483X
ISBN 13: 9781845694838
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Materials for Fuel Cells Book Review:

A fuel cell is an electrochemical device that converts the chemical energy of a reaction (between fuel and oxidant) directly into electricity. Given their efficiency and low emissions, fuel cells provide an important alternative to power produced from fossil fuels. A major challenge in their use is the need for better materials to make fuel cells cost-effective and more durable. This important book reviews developments in materials to fulfil the potential of fuel cells as a major power source. After introductory chapters on the key issues in fuel cell materials research, the book reviews the major types of fuel cell. These include alkaline fuel cells, polymer electrolyte fuel cells, direct methanol fuel cells, phosphoric acid fuel cells, molten carbonate fuel cells, solid oxide fuel cells and regenerative fuel cells. The book concludes with reviews of novel fuel cell materials, ways of analysing performance and issues affecting recyclability and life cycle assessment. With its distinguished editor and international team of contributors, Materials for fuel cells is a valuable reference for all those researching, manufacturing and using fuel cells in such areas as automotive engineering. Examines the key issues in fuel cell materials research Reviews the major types of fuel cells such as direct methanol and regenerative fuel cells Further chapters explore ways of analysing performance and issues affecting recyclability and life cycle assessment

Polymer Membranes for Fuel Cells

Polymer Membranes for Fuel Cells
Author: Javaid Zaidi,Takeshi Matsuura
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 550
Release: 2010-07-15
ISBN 10: 0387735321
ISBN 13: 9780387735320
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Polymer Membranes for Fuel Cells Book Review:

From the late-1960’s, perfluorosulfonic acid (PFSAs) ionomers have dominated the PEM fuel cell industry as the membrane material of choice. The “gold standard’ amongst the many variations that exist today has been, and to a great extent still is, DuPont’s Nafion® family of materials. However, there is significant concern in the industry that these materials will not meet the cost, performance, and durability requirementsnecessary to drive commercialization in key market segments – es- cially automotive. Indeed, Honda has already put fuel cell vehicles in the hands of real end users that have home-grown fuel cell stack technology incorporating hydrocarbon-based ionomers. “Polymer Membranes in Fuel Cells” takes an in-depth look at the new chem- tries and membrane technologies that have been developed over the years to address the concerns associated with the materials currently in use. Unlike the PFSAs, which were originally developed for the chlor-alkali industry, the more recent hydrocarbon and composite materials have been developed to meet the specific requirements of PEM Fuel Cells. Having said this, most of the work has been based on derivatives of known polymers, such as poly(ether-ether ketones), to ensure that the critical requirement of low cost is met. More aggressive operational requi- ments have also spurred the development on new materials; for example, the need for operation at higher temperature under low relative humidity has spawned the creation of a plethora of new polymers with potential application in PEM Fuel Cells.

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.

Fuel Cells

Fuel Cells
Author: Klaus-Dieter Kreuer
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 801
Release: 2012-12-14
ISBN 10: 1461457858
ISBN 13: 9781461457855
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Fuel Cells Book Review:

The expected end of the “oil age” will lead to increasing focus and reliance on alternative energy conversion devices, among which fuel cells have the potential to play an important role. Not only can phosphoric acid and solid oxide fuel cells already efficiently convert today’s fossil fuels, including methane, into electricity, but other types of fuel cells, such as polymer electrolyte membrane fuel cells, have the potential to become the cornerstones of a possible future hydrogen economy. Featuring 21 peer-reviewed entries from the Encyclopedia of Sustainability Science and Technology, Fuel Cells offers concise yet comprehensive coverage of the current state of research and identifies key areas for future investigation. Internationally renowned specialists provide authoritative introductions to a wide variety of fuel cell types, and discuss materials, components, and systems for these technologies. The entries also cover sustainability and marketing considerations, including comparisons of fuel cells with alternative technologies.

Towards Sustainable Road Transport

Towards Sustainable Road Transport
Author: Ronald M. Dell,Patrick T. Moseley,David A. J. Rand
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2014-06-11
ISBN 10: 0124046916
ISBN 13: 9780124046917
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Towards Sustainable Road Transport Book Review:

Increasing pressure on global reserves of petroleum at a time of growing demand for personal transport in developing countries, together with concerns over atmospheric pollution and carbon dioxide emissions, are leading to a requirement for more sustainable forms of road transport. Major improvements in the efficiency of all types of road vehicles are called for, along with the use of fuels derived from alternative sources, or entirely new fuels. Towards Sustainable Road Transport first describes the evolution of vehicle designs and propulsion technologies over the past two centuries, before looking forward to possible new forms of energy to substitute for petroleum. The book also discusses the political and socio-economic drivers for change, investigates barriers to their broad implementation, and outlines the state-of-the-art of candidate power sources, advanced vehicle design, and associated infrastructure. The comprehensive technical informationsupplied by an expert author team ensures that Towards Sustainable Road Transport will provide readers with a clear understanding of the ongoing progress in this field and the challenges still to be faced. Drivers of technological change in road transport and the infrastructure requirements Discussion of alternative fuels for internal combustion engines and fuel conversion technologies Detailed exploration of current and emerging options for vehicle propulsion, with emphasis on hybrid/ battery electric traction, hydrogen, and fuel cells Comparative analysis of vehicle design requirements, primary power source efficiency, and energy storage systems

Materials for the Hydrogen Economy

Materials for the Hydrogen Economy
Author: Russell H. Jones,George J. Thomas
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2007-12-22
ISBN 10: 9781420006070
ISBN 13: 142000607X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Materials for the Hydrogen Economy Book Review:

Hydrogen offers a promising alternative for supplying clean and sustainable energy to meet increasing demands worldwide. However, materials are key to transforming the technology into a viable industry. Materials for the Hydrogen Economy describes the technical challenges and the current efforts in developing materials possessing the properties required for handling each stage of the hydrogen fuel chain. Thorough coverage offers newcomers as well as experienced engineers and researchers a reliable and fully scalable foundation in this field. This book covers all seven of the current hydrogen production methods, as well as distribution, storage, and utilization technologies, particularly fuel cells. It details the chemical reactions, processes, types of feedstock, and commercial equipment involved in hydrogen production. It also covers methods, membranes, liners, and sensors used for separating, sealing, and purifying hydrogen. Several chapters examine corrosion effects in pipeline steels and other storage and transportation vessels, leading to discussions of hydrogen permeation barriers, barrier coatings, and hydrides for on-board hydrogen storage. The final chapters focus on electrolytes and component materials for solid-oxide fuel cells (SOFCs) and H2/O2 PEM fuel cells. Materials for the Hydrogen Economy provides a broad review of material requirements for handling hydrogen from production to market. It explores the development of these materials alongside essential considerations and issues associated with their deployment.