Fuel Cells: Problems and Solutions (The ECS Series of Texts by Vladimir S. Bagotsky

By Vladimir S. Bagotsky

The finished, available advent to gasoline cells, their functions, and the demanding situations they pose

Fuel cells—electrochemical power units that produce electrical energy and heat—present an important chance for purifier, more uncomplicated, and simpler power. in spite of the fact that, the thrill over gasoline cells in the learn group has ended in such speedy innovation and improvement that it may be tough for these now not in detail accustomed to the technological know-how concerned to determine precisely how this new know-how can be utilized. gasoline Cells: difficulties and ideas, moment version addresses this factor head on, providing an important information regarding those outstanding energy assets in an easy-to-understand way.

Comprising 4 vital sections, the booklet explores:

  • the basics of gasoline cells, how they paintings, their background, and lots more and plenty more

  • the key forms of gas cells, together with proton alternate membrane gas cells (PEMFC), direct liquid gas cells (DLFC), and lots of others

  • The clinical and engineering difficulties concerning gasoline mobile technology

  • The commercialization of gas cells, together with a glance at their makes use of round the world

Now in its moment version, this e-book good points totally revised insurance of the modeling of gasoline cells and small gasoline cells for moveable units, and all-new chapters at the structural and wetting homes of gas mobile parts, experimental tools for gasoline phone stacks, and nonconventional layout rules for gas cells, bringing the content material absolutely brand new.

Designed for complex undergraduate and graduate scholars in engineering and chemistry courses, in addition to execs operating in comparable fields, gasoline Cells is a compact and obtainable advent to the intriguing international of gasoline cells and why they topic.

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For portable and other mobile power plants, the most important parameters are the power density and the energy density, inasmuch as they reflect the mass and volume of the mobile plant. 6 Lifetime Theoretically, a fuel cell should work indefinitely, that is, as long as reactants are supplied and the reaction products and heat generated are duly removed. In practice, however, the operating efficiency of a fuel cell decreases somewhat in the long run. This is seen from a gradual decrease in the discharge or operating voltage occurring in time at any given value of the discharge or operating current.

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