PEM Fuel Cells: Theory, Performance and Applications

Felicia Buchanan (Editor)

Series: Chemistry Research and Applications
BISAC: SCI024000

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Proton Exchange Membrane (PEM) fuel cells are still undergoing intense development, and the combination of new and optimized materials, improved product development, novel architectures, more efficient transport processes, and design optimization and integration are expected to lead to major gains in performance, efficiency, durability, reliability, manufacturability and cost-effectiveness.

The potential of fuel cells as an energy source to replace fossil fuels in a wide range of applications, has now become a reality that is environmentally friendly and helps support the sustainable development of the planet. A fuel cell is a device that converts the chemical energy contained in a fuel, generally hydrogen, into electrical and thermal energy, in the presence of an oxidant, which can either be either air or oxygen. This book discusses the theories, performance and applications of PEM fuel cells. (Imprint: Nova)

Preface

Chapter 1. Analysis, Characterisation and Modelling of PEM Fuel Cells
Idoia San Martín, Alfredo Ursúa and Pablo Sanchis, Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Public University of Navarre, Spain

Chapter 2. Current Issues of Major Components for PEM Fuel Cells
Kilsung Kwon, Longnan Li, Byung Ho Park, and Daejoong Kim, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Sogang University, Seoul, Republic of Korea

Chapter 3. CFD Analysis of the Clamping Pressure Distribution in Running PEM Fuel Cell Stack
Maher A.R. Sadiq Al-Baghdadi, Fuel Cell Research Center, International Energy and Environment Foundation (IEEF), Najaf, Iraq

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