Micro Fuel Cells Book

Micro Fuel Cells


  • Author : Tim Zhao
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Release Date : 2009-07-07
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 312
  • ISBN 10 : 0080878873

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Micro Fuel Cells Excerpt :

Today's consumers of portable electronics consumers are demanding devices not only deliver more power but also work healthy for the environment. This fact alone has lead major corporations like Intel, BIC, Duracell and Microsoft to believe that Microfuel Cells could be the next-generation power source for electronic products. Compact and readable, Microfuels Principles and Applications, offers engineers and product designers a reference unsurpassed by any other in the market. The book starts with a clear and rigorous exposition of the fundamentals engineering principles governing energy conversion for small electronic devices, followed by self-contained chapters concerning applications. The authors provide original points of view on all types of commercially available micro fuel cells types, including micro proton exchange membrane fuel cells, micro direct methanol fuel cells, micro solid oxide fuel cells and micro bio-fuel cells. The book also contains a detailed introduction to the fabrication of the components and the assembly of the system, making it a valuable reference both in terms of its application to product design and understanding micro engineering principles. *An overview of the micro fuel cell systems and applications. *A detailed introduction to the fabrication of the components and the assembly of the system. *Original points of view on prospects of micro fuel cells.

Mini Micro Fuel Cells Book

Mini Micro Fuel Cells


  • Author : S. Kakaç
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release Date : 2008-04-10
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 422
  • ISBN 10 : 9781402082955

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Mini Micro Fuel Cells Excerpt :

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 Cell Electronics Packaging Book

Fuel Cell Electronics Packaging


  • Author : Ken Kuang
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release Date : 2007-08-26
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 254
  • ISBN 10 : 9780387473246

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Fuel Cell Electronics Packaging Excerpt :

Today's commercial, medical and military electronics are becoming smaller and smaller. At the same time these devices demand more power and currently this power requirement is met almost exclusively by battery power. This book includes coverage of ceramic hybrid separators for micro fuel cells and miniature fuel cells built with LTCC technology. It also covers novel fuel cells and discusses the application of fuel cell in microelectronics.

Micro   Nano Engineering of Fuel Cells Book

Micro Nano Engineering of Fuel Cells


  • Author : Dennis Y.C. Leung
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Release Date : 2015-04-24
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 338
  • ISBN 10 : 9781315815077

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Micro Nano Engineering of Fuel Cells Excerpt :

Fuel cells are clean and efficient energy conversion devices expected to be the next generation power source. During more than 17 decades of research and development, various types of fuel cells have been developed with a view to meet the different energy demands and application requirements. Scientists have devoted a great deal of time and effort

Recent Trends in Fuel Cell Science and Technology Book

Recent Trends in Fuel Cell Science and Technology


  • Author : S. Basu
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release Date : 2007-10-20
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 375
  • ISBN 10 : 9780387688152

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Recent Trends in Fuel Cell Science and Technology Excerpt :

This book covers all the proposed fuel cell systems including PEMFC, SOFC, PAFC, MCFC, regenerative fuel cells, direct alcohol fuel cells, and small fuel cells to replace batteries.

Innovations in Fuel Cell Technologies Book

Innovations in Fuel Cell Technologies


  • Author : Robert Steinberger-Wilckens
  • Publisher : Royal Society of Chemistry
  • Release Date : 2010-10-18
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 366
  • ISBN 10 : 9781849732109

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Innovations in Fuel Cell Technologies Excerpt :

This book reviews the state-of-the-art in fuel cells (low and high temperature) across all the types applied in the field today and assesses current trends in development. The main technology problems are discussed and current gaps to market success identified. The innovations covered in the book deliver new answers to pertinent problems and/or offer new opportunities, be it in operating conditions, application area, extension of lifetime, new fuels, exciting new diagnosis and analysis methods. The volume gives an insight not only to the key developments within the next few years, but also shows perspectives in the mid-term. Readers receive an overview of cutting edge, challenging research and development that can be used in future developments, both of personal careers, as well as in company technology planning.

Direct Methanol Fuel Cell Technology Book

Direct Methanol Fuel Cell Technology


  • Author : Kingshuk Dutta
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release Date : 2020-02-25
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 564
  • ISBN 10 : 9780128191590

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Direct Methanol Fuel Cell Technology Excerpt :

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

30th Fuel Cell Seminar Book

30th Fuel Cell Seminar


  • Author : M. C. Williams
  • Publisher : The Electrochemical Society
  • Release Date : 2007-01-01
  • Genre: Fuel cells
  • Pages : 860
  • ISBN 10 : 9781566775496

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30th Fuel Cell Seminar Excerpt :

This issue of the 2006 Fuel Cell Seminar, held in Honolulu, Hawaii in 2006, marks the 30th Anniversary of the seminar, and contains papers dealing with stationary fuel cell systems, technology development, demonstration, and commercialization of fuel cells. Major topic of discussions throughout the three oral sessions and poster sessions were stationary fuel cell systems, hydrogen systems, and their efficient use as backup systems. Their use as alternative energies and portable fuel cells were also discussed.

Fuel Cell Micro grids Book

Fuel Cell Micro grids


  • Author : Shin’ya Obara
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release Date : 2008-10-03
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 252
  • ISBN 10 : 9781848003408

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Fuel Cell Micro grids Excerpt :

Fuel Cell Micro-grids describes an energy supply method based on a network of two or more proton exchange membrane fuel cells (PEM-FC). Such a network enables the effective use of exhaust heat, the simplification of the transmission network, the possibility of backup during disruptive hazards and the consideration of regional factors. Furthermore, green energy and renewable energy systems can be connected to the network, to function in cooperation with the fuel cells. For these reasons, it is believed that an increasing number of applications will make use of such fuel cell energy networks. Fuel Cell Micro-grids analyses the operation plan of these new energy supply methods using genetic algorithms. The book explains the results of the analysis of the optimization operation plan, energy cost, and greenhouse gas discharge characteristics for many application cases of the fuel cell network.

Fuel Cell Technologies Book

Fuel Cell Technologies


  • Author : International Electrotechnical Commission
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2011
  • Genre: Fuel cells
  • Pages : 77
  • ISBN 10 : 2889124703

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Microbial Fuel Cells Book
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Microbial Fuel Cells


  • Author : Bruce E. Logan
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release Date : 2008-02-08
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 216
  • ISBN 10 : 0470258586

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Microbial Fuel Cells Excerpt :

The theory, design, construction, and operation of microbial fuel cells Microbial fuel cells (MFCs), devices in which bacteria create electrical power by oxidizing simple compounds such as glucose or complex organic matter in wastewater, represent a new and promising approach for generating power. Not only do MFCs clean wastewater, but they also convert organics in these wastewaters into usable energy. Given the world's limited supply of fossil fuels and fossil fuels' impact on climate change, MFC technology's ability to create renewable, carbon-neutral energy has generated tremendous interest around the world. This timely book is the first dedicated to MFCs. It not only serves as an introduction to the theory underlying the development and functioning of MFCs, it also serves as a manual for ongoing research. In addition, author Bruce Logan, a leading pioneer in MFC research and development, provides practical guidance for the effective design and operation of MFCs based on his own firsthand experience. This reference covers everything you need to fully understand MFCs, including: * Key topics such as voltage and power generation, MFC materials and architecture, mass transfer to bacteria and biofilms, bioreactor design, and fundamentals of electron transfer * Applications across a wide variety of scales, from power generation in the laboratory to approaches for using MFCs for wastewater treatment * The role of MFCs in the climate change debate * Detailed illustrations of bacterial and electrochemical concepts * Charts, graphs, and tables summarizing key design and operation variables * Practice problems and step-by-step examples Microbial Fuel Cells, with its easy-to-follow explanations, is recommended as both a textbook for students and professionals interested in entering the field and as a complete reference for more experienced practitioners.

Polymers for PEM Fuel Cells Book

Polymers for PEM Fuel Cells


  • Author : Hongting Pu
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release Date : 2014-09-15
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 432
  • ISBN 10 : 9781118329405

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Polymers for PEM Fuel Cells Excerpt :

Including chemical, synthetic, and cross-disciplinary approaches; this book includes the necessary techniques and technologies to help readers better understand polymers for polymer electrolyte membrane (PEM) fuel cells. The methods in the book are essential to researchers and scientists in the field and will lead to further development in polymer and fuel cell technologies. • Provides complete, essential, and comprehensive overview of polymer applications for PEM fuel cells • Emphasizes state-of-the-art developments and methods, like PEMs for novel fuel cells and polymers for fuel cell catalysts • Includes detailed chapters on major topics, like PEM for direct liquid fuel cells and fluoropolymers and non-fluorinated polymers for PEM • Has relevance to a range of industries – like polymer engineering, materials, and green technology – involved with fuel cell technologies and R&D

Proton Exchange Membrane Fuel Cells Book

Proton Exchange Membrane Fuel Cells


  • Author : David P. Wilkinson
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Release Date : 2009-11-24
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 460
  • ISBN 10 : 1439806667

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Proton Exchange Membrane Fuel Cells Excerpt :

A Detailed, Up-to-Date Treatment of Key Developments in PEMFC Materials The potential to revolutionize the way we power our world Because of its lower temperature and special polymer electrolyte membrane, the proton exchange membrane fuel cell (PEMFC) is well-suited for transportation, portable, and micro fuel cell applications. But the performance of these fuel cells critically depends on the materials used for the various cell components. Durability, water management, and reducing catalyst poisoning are important factors when selecting PEMFC materials. Written by international PEMFC scientists and engineers from top-level organizations, Proton Exchange Membrane Fuel Cells: Materials Properties and Performance provides a single resource of information for understanding how to select and develop materials for improved PEMFC performance. The book focuses on the major components of the fuel cell unit, along with design and modeling aspects. It covers catalysts and catalyst layers, before discussing the key components of membranes, diffusion layers, and bipolar plates. The book also explores materials modeling for the PEMFC. This volume assesses the current status of PEMFC fuel cell technology, research and development directions, and the scientific and engineering challenges facing the fuel cell community. It demonstrates how the production of a commercially viable PEMFC requires a compromise of materials with adequate properties, design interaction, and manufacturability.

Fuel Cells Book

Fuel Cells


  • Author : Shripad T. Revankar
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Release Date : 2016-04-19
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 748
  • ISBN 10 : 9781482235418

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Fuel Cells Excerpt :

Fuel Cells: Principles, Design, and Analysis considers the latest advances in fuel cell system development and deployment, and was written with engineering and science students in mind. This book provides readers with the fundamentals of fuel cell operation and design, and incorporates techniques and methods designed to analyze different fuel cell

Advanced Electrocatalysts for Low Temperature Fuel Cells Book

Advanced Electrocatalysts for Low Temperature Fuel Cells


  • Author : Francisco Javier Rodríguez-Varela
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2018-10-09
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 302
  • ISBN 10 : 9783319990194

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Advanced Electrocatalysts for Low Temperature Fuel Cells Excerpt :

This book introduces the reader to the state of the art in nanostructured anode and cathode electrocatalysts for low-temperature acid and alkaline fuel cells. It explores the electrocatalysis of anode (oxidation of organic molecules) and cathode (oxygen reduction) reactions. It also offers insights into metal-carbon interactions, correlating them with the catalytic activity of the electrochemical reactions. The book explores the electrocatalytic behaviour of materials based on noble metals and their alloys, as well as metal-metal oxides and metal-free nanostructures. It also discusses the surface and structural modification of carbon supports to enhance the catalytic activity of electrocatalysts for fuel-cell reactions.