Polymer Electrolyte Fuel Cells Book

Polymer Electrolyte Fuel Cells


  • Author : Alejandro A. Franco
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Release Date : 2016-04-19
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 616
  • ISBN 10 : 9789814364409

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Polymer Electrolyte Fuel Cells Excerpt :

This book focuses on the recent research progress on the fundamental understanding of the materials degradation phenomena in PEFC, for automotive applications. On a multidisciplinary basis, through contributions of internationally recognized researchers in the field, this book provides a complete critical review on crucial scientific topics related to PEFC materials degradation, and ensures a strong balance between experimental and theoretical analysis and preparation techniques with several practical applications for both the research and the industrial communities.

Polymer Electrolyte Fuel Cells Book

Polymer Electrolyte Fuel Cells


  • Author : Michael Eikerling
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Release Date : 2014-09-23
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 582
  • ISBN 10 : 9781439854068

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Polymer Electrolyte Fuel Cells Excerpt :

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.

Polymer Electrolyte Fuel Cell Degradation Book

Polymer Electrolyte Fuel Cell Degradation


  • Author : Matthew M. Mench
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Release Date : 2011
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 460
  • ISBN 10 : 9780123869364

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Polymer Electrolyte Fuel Cell Degradation Excerpt :

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.

High Temperature Polymer Electrolyte Membrane Fuel Cells Book
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High Temperature Polymer Electrolyte Membrane Fuel Cells


  • Author : Qingfeng Li
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2015-10-15
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 545
  • ISBN 10 : 9783319170824

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High Temperature Polymer Electrolyte Membrane Fuel Cells Excerpt :

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.

Polymer Electrolyte Fuel Cell Durability Book

Polymer Electrolyte Fuel Cell Durability


  • Author : Felix N. Büchi
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release Date : 2009-02-08
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 510
  • ISBN 10 : 9780387855363

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Polymer Electrolyte Fuel Cell Durability Excerpt :

This book covers a significant number of R&D projects, performed mostly after 2000, devoted to the understanding and prevention of performance degradation processes in polymer electrolyte fuel cells (PEFCs). The extent and severity of performance degradation processes in PEFCs were recognized rather gradually. Indeed, the recognition overlapped with a significant number of industrial dem- strations of fuel cell powered vehicles, which would suggest a degree of technology maturity beyond the resaolution of fundamental failure mechanisms. An intriguing question, therefore, is why has there been this apparent delay in addressing fun- mental performance stability requirements. The apparent answer is that testing of the power system under fully realistic operation conditions was one prerequisite for revealing the nature and extent of some key modes of PEFC stack failure. Such modes of failure were not exposed to a similar degree, or not at all, in earlier tests of PEFC stacks which were not performed under fully relevant conditions, parti- larly such tests which did not include multiple on–off and/or high power–low power cycles typical for transportation and mobile power applications of PEFCs. Long-term testing of PEFCs reported in the early 1990s by both Los Alamos National Laboratory and Ballard Power was performed under conditions of c- stant cell voltage, typically near the maximum power point of the PEFC.

Polymer Membranes for Fuel Cells Book

Polymer Membranes for Fuel Cells


  • Author : Javaid Zaidi
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release Date : 2010-07-15
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 550
  • ISBN 10 : 9780387735320

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Polymer Membranes for Fuel Cells Excerpt :

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 Membrane and Direct Methanol Fuel Cell Technology Book

Polymer Electrolyte Membrane and Direct Methanol Fuel Cell Technology


  • Author : Christoph Hartnig
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release Date : 2012-03-19
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 430
  • ISBN 10 : 9780857095473

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Polymer Electrolyte Membrane and Direct Methanol Fuel Cell Technology Excerpt :

Polymer electrolyte membrane fuel cells (PEMFCs) and direct methanol fuel cells (DMFCs) technology are promising forms of low-temperature electrochemical power conversion technologies that operate on hydrogen and methanol respectively. Featuring high electrical efficiency and low operational emissions, they have attracted intense worldwide commercialization research and development efforts. These R&D efforts include a major drive towards improving materials performance, fuel cell operation and durability. In situ characterization is essential to improving performance and extending operational lifetime through providing information necessary to understand how fuel cell materials perform under operational loads. This two volume set reviews the fundamentals, performance, and in situ characterization of PEMFCs and DMFCs. Volume 1 covers the fundamental science and engineering of these low temperature fuel cells, focusing on understanding and improving performance and operation. Part one reviews systems fundamentals, ranging from fuels and fuel processing, to the development of membrane and catalyst materials and technology, and gas diffusion media and flowfields, as well as life cycle aspects and modelling approaches. Part two details performance issues relevant to fuel cell operation and durability, such as catalyst ageing, materials degradation and durability testing, and goes on to review advanced transport simulation approaches, degradation modelling and experimental monitoring techniques. With its international team of expert contributors, Polymer electrolyte membrane and direct methanol fuel cell technology Volumes 1 & 2 is an invaluable reference for low temperature fuel cell designers and manufacturers, as well as materials science and electrochemistry researchers and academics. Covers the fundamental science and engineering of polymer electrolyte membrane fuel cells (PEMFCs) and direct methanol fuel cells (DMFCs), focusing on understanding and improving perform

Heterogeneous Catalysts Book

Heterogeneous Catalysts


  • Author : Wey Yang Teoh
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release Date : 2021-06-08
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 768
  • ISBN 10 : 9783527344154

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Heterogeneous Catalysts Excerpt :

Presents state-of-the-art knowledge of heterogeneous catalysts including new applications in energy and environmental fields This book focuses on emerging techniques in heterogeneous catalysis, from new methodology for catalysts design and synthesis, surface studies and operando spectroscopies, ab initio techniques, to critical catalytic systems as relevant to energy and the environment. It provides the vision of addressing the foreseeable knowledge gap unfilled by classical knowledge in the field. Heterogeneous Catalysts: Advanced Design, Characterization and Applications begins with an overview on the evolution in catalysts synthesis and introduces readers to facets engineering on catalysts; electrochemical synthesis of nanostructured catalytic thin films; and bandgap engineering of semiconductor photocatalysts. Next, it examines how we are gaining a more precise understanding of catalytic events and materials under working conditions. It covers bridging pressure gap in surface catalytic studies; tomography in catalysts design; and resolving catalyst performance at nanoscale via fluorescence microscopy. Quantum approaches to predicting molecular reactions on catalytic surfaces follows that, along with chapters on Density Functional Theory in heterogeneous catalysis; first principles simulation of electrified interfaces in electrochemistry; and high-throughput computational design of novel catalytic materials. The book also discusses embracing the energy and environmental challenges of the 21st century through heterogeneous catalysis and much more. Presents recent developments in heterogeneous catalysis with emphasis on new fundamentals and emerging techniques Offers a comprehensive look at the important aspects of heterogeneous catalysis Provides an applications-oriented, bottoms-up approach to a high-interest subject that plays a vital role in industry and is widely applied in areas related to energy and environment Heterogeneous Catalysts: Advanced Design, Chara

Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Book

Fuel Cells and Hydrogen


  • Author : Viktor Hacker
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release Date : 2018-07-30
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 296
  • ISBN 10 : 9780128115374

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Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Excerpt :

Fuel Cells and Hydrogen: From Fundamentals to Applied Research provides an overview of the basic principles of fuel cell and hydrogen technology, which subsequently allows the reader to delve more deeply into applied research. In addition to covering the basic principles of fuel cells and hydrogen technologies, the book examines the principles and methods to develop and test fuel cells, the evaluation of the performance and lifetime of fuel cells and the concepts of hydrogen production. Fuel Cells and Hydrogen: From Fundamentals to Applied Research acts as an invaluable reference book for fuel cell developers and students, researchers in industry entering the area of fuel cells and lecturers teaching fuel cells and hydrogen technology. Includes laboratory methods for fuel cell characterization and manufacture Outlines approaches in modelling components, cells and stacks Covers practical and theoretical methods for hydrogen production and storage

PEM Fuel Cells Book

PEM Fuel Cells


  • Author : Gurbinder Kaur
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release Date : 2021-11-16
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 582
  • ISBN 10 : 9780128237090

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PEM Fuel Cells: Fundamentals, Advanced Technologies, and Practical Application provides a comprehensive introduction to the principles of PEM fuel cell, their working condition and application, and the latest breakthroughs and challenges for fuel cell technology. Each chapter follows a systematic and consistent structure with clear illustrations and diagrams for easy understanding. The opening chapters address the basics of PEM technology; stacking and membrane electrode assembly for PEM, degradation mechanisms of electrocatalysts, platinum dissolution and redeposition, carbon-support corrosion, bipolar plates and carbon nanotubes for the PEM, and gas diffusion layers. Thermodynamics, operating conditions, and electrochemistry address fuel cell efficiency and the fundamental workings of the PEM. Instruments and techniques for testing and diagnosis are then presented alongside practical tests. Dedicated chapters explain how to use MATLAB and COMSOL to conduct simulation and modeling of catalysts, gas diffusion layers, assembly, and membrane. Degradation and failure modes are discussed in detail, providing strategies and protocols for mitigation. High-temperature PEMs are also examined, as are the fundamentals of EIS. Critically, the environmental impact and life cycle of the production and storage of hydrogen are addressed, as are the risk and durability issues of PEMFC technology. Dedicated chapters are presented on the economics and commercialization of PEMFCs, including discussion of installation costs, initial capital costs, and the regulatory frameworks; apart from this, there is a separate chapter on their application to the automotive industry. Finally, future challenges and applications are considered. PEM Fuel Cells: Fundamentals, Advanced Technologies, and Practical Application provides an in-depth and comprehensive reference on every aspect of PEM fuel cells fundamentals, ideal for researchers, graduates, and students. Presents the fundamentals of PEM fuel

Polymer Electrolyte Membrane and Direct Methanol Fuel Cell Technology Book

Polymer Electrolyte Membrane and Direct Methanol Fuel Cell Technology


  • Author : Christoph Hartnig
  • Publisher : Woodhead Pub Limited
  • Release Date : 2012-03-19
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 946
  • ISBN 10 : 1782421491

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Polymer Electrolyte Membrane and Direct Methanol Fuel Cell Technology Excerpt :

This two volume set reviews the fundamentals, performance, and in situ characterization of PEMFCs and DMFCs. Volume 1 covers the fundamental science and engineering of these low temperature fuel cells, focusing on understanding and improving performance and operation. Part one reviews systems fundamentals, ranging from fuels and fuel processing, to the development of membrane and catalyst materials and technology, and gas diffusion media and flowfields, as well as life cycle aspects and modelling approaches. Part two details performance issues relevant to fuel cell operation and durability, such as catalyst ageing, materials degradation and durability testing, and goes on to review advanced transport simulation approaches, degradation modelling and experimental monitoring techniques. Volume 2 details in situ characterization, including experimental and innovative techniques, used to understand fuel cell operational issues and materials performance. Part I reviews enhanced techniques for characterization of catalyst activities and processes, such as X-ray absorption and scattering, advanced microscopy and electrochemical mass spectrometry. Part II reviews characterization techniques for water and fuel management, including neutron radiography and tomography, magnetic resonance imaging and Raman spectroscopy. Finally, Part III focuses on locally resolved characterization methods, from transient techniques and electrochemical microscopy, to laser-optical methods and synchrotron radiography. Covers the fundamental science and engineering of polymer electrolyte membrane fuel cells (PEMFCs) and direct methanol fuel cells (DMFCs), focusing on understanding and improving performance and operation Reviews systems fundamentals, ranging from fuels and fuel processing, to the development of membrane and catalyst materials and technology, and gas diffusion media and flowfields, as well as life cycle aspects and modelling approaches Details in situ characterisation of polymer ele

Advances in Electrochemical Science and Engineering Book

Advances in Electrochemical Science and Engineering


  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Wiley-VCH
  • Release Date : 1997-07-10
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 430
  • ISBN 10 : 352729385X

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Advances in Electrochemical Science and Engineering Excerpt :

This series, formerly edited by Heinz Gerischer and Charls V. Tobias, now edited by Richard C. Alkire and Dieter M. Kolb, has been warmly welcomed by scientists world-wide which is reflected in the reviews of the previous volumes: 'This is an essential book for researchers in electrochemistry; it covers areas of both fundamental and practical importance, with reviews of high quality. The material is very well presented and the choice of topics reflects a balanced editorial policy that is welcomed.' The Analyst

Modern Developments in Catalysis Book

Modern Developments in Catalysis


  • Author : Graham Hutchings
  • Publisher : World Scientific
  • Release Date : 2016-11-14
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 348
  • ISBN 10 : 9781786341235

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Modern Developments in Catalysis Excerpt :

The UK Catalysis Hub is a consortium of universities working together on fundamental and applied research to find out how catalysts work and to improve their effectiveness. The contribution of catalysis to manufacturing contributes to almost 40% of global GDP, making development and innovation within the field integral to industry. Modern Developments in Catalysis provides a review of current research and practise on catalysis, focussing on five main themes: catalysis design, environmental catalysis, catalysis and energy, chemical transformation and biocatalysis and biotransformations. Topics range from complex reactions to the intricacies of catalyst preparation for supported nanoparticles, while chapters illustrate the challenges facing catalytic science and the directions in which the field is developing. Editor leaders of the UK Hub, this book provides insight into one of the most important areas of modern chemistry — it represents a unique learning opportunity for students and professionals studying and working towards speeding-up, improving and increasing the rate of catalytic reactions in science and industry.

Hydrogen Based Energy Conversion Book

Hydrogen Based Energy Conversion


  • Author : Jin-Soo Park
  • Publisher : MDPI
  • Release Date : 2021-04-28
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 128
  • ISBN 10 : 9783036506906

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Hydrogen Based Energy Conversion Excerpt :

This book consists of the nine sections: i) the first three sections are related to polymeric electrolyte composites; ii) the next two sections relate to gas diffusion layers (GDLs); iii) the next two sections relate to membrane¬–electrode assembly (MEA); iv) and the final two sections deal with the numerical simulation of flow fields for polymer electrolyte fuel cells (PEFCs). All sections describe recent results of the study of the main components of PEFC stacks. The studies provide the underlying material, electrochemical, and/or mechanical aspects that enhance the mass transport of gas, ions (liquid), and electrons for a better performance of PEFCs and the electrochemical reactions at the triple-phase boundary in electrodes. Each study offers the fundamentals, a comprehensive background, and cutting-edge technology on the aforementioned materials and mass transport phenomena.

Fuel Cell Engines Book
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Fuel Cell Engines


  • Author : Matthew M. Mench
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release Date : 2008-03-07
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 515
  • ISBN 10 : 9780471689584

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Fuel Cell Engines Excerpt :

Fuel Cell Engines is an introduction to the fundamental principles of electrochemistry, thermodynamics, kinetics, material science and transport applied specifically to fuel cells. It covers scientific fundamentals and provides a basic understanding that enables proper technical decision-making.