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Acquire an All-in-One Toolkit for Expertly Designing,

Modeling, and Constructing High-Performance Fuel Cells

Designing and Building Fuel Cells equips you with a hands-on guide for the design, modeling, and construction of fuel cells that perform as well or better than some of the best fuel cells on the market today.

Filled with over 120 illustrations and schematics of fuel cells and components, this “one-stop” guide covers fuel cell applications…fuels and the hydrogen economy…fuel cell chemistry, thermodynamics, and electrochemistry…fuel cell modeling, materials, and system design…fuel types, delivery, and processing…fuel cell operating conditions…fuel cell characterization…and much more. Authoritative and practical, Designing and Building Fuel Cells features:

  • Complete information on stack design
  • The latest fuel cell modeling techniques
  • Guidance on cutting-edge materials and components
  • Expert accounts of fuel cell types, processing, and optimization
  • A step-by-step example for constructing a fuel cell

Inside This State-of-the-Art Fuel Cell Sourcebook

Introduction • Fuel Cell Applications • Fuel Cells and the Hydrogen Economy • Basic Fuel Cell Chemistry and Thermodynamics • Fuel Cell Electrochemistry • Fuel Cell Charge Transport • Fuel Cell Mass Transport • Fuel Cell Heat Transport • Fuel Cell Modeling • Fuel Cell Materials • Fuel Cell Stack Components and Materials • Fuel Cell Stack Design • Fuel Cell System Design • Fuel Types, Delivery, and Processing • Fuel Cell Operating Conditions • Fuel Cell Characterization

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780071489775
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
  • Publication date: 5/25/2007
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 434
  • Product dimensions: 6.30 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 1.04 (d)

Meet the Author

Colleen Spiegel is the founder of Clean Fuel Cell

Energy, LLC, and has been a research and development manager and

chemical engineer for more than six years.

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1. An Introduction to Fuel Cells

Chapter 2. Fuel Cells and the Hydrogen Economy

Chapter 3. Fuel Cells Types

Chapter 4. Basic Fuel Cell Chemistry and Thermodynamics

Chapter 5. Fuel Cell Applications

Chapter 6. Basic Fuel Cell Thermodynamics

Chapter 7. Fuel Cell Charge Transport

Chapter 8. Fuel Cell Mass Transport

Chapter 9. Heat Transfer

Chapter 10. Fuel Cell Modeling

Chapter 11. Fuel Cell Materials

Chapter 12. Fuel Cell Stack Components and Materials

Chapter 13. Fuel Cell Stack Design

Chapter 14. Fuel Cell System Design

Chapter 15. Fuel Types, Delivery, and Processing

Chapter 16. Fuel Cell Operating Conditions

Chapter 17: Fuel Cell Characterization
Appendix A: Useful Constants and Conversions
Appendix B: Thermodynamic Properties of Selected Substances
Appendix C: Molecular Weight, Gas Constant and Specific Heat for Selected Substances
Appendix D: Gas Specific Heats at Various Temperatures
Appendix E: Specific Heat for Saturated Liquid Water at Various Temperatures
Appendix F: Thermodynamic Data for Selected Fuel Cell Reactants at Various Temperatures
Appendix G: Binary Diffusion Coefficients for Selected Fuel Cell Substances
Appendix H: Product Design Specifications
Appendix I: Fuel Cell Design Requirements and Parameters
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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 13, 2007

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    This book is written in easy to understand language, and can be used by a novice, engineer or scientist. I have read many of the other available books on the market, and many provide too much detail in certain areas ¿ and not enough in others. I highly recommend this book for a solid understanding in fuel cell technology.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 13, 2007

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    Fuel cells are a new topic for me, and I selected this book because the title and description seemed interesting. It was a great choice because it is written in easy to understand language ¿ making a complicated subject understandable. Although there are many parts of the book geared toward designing a fuel cell with mathematical equations - -there are also other parts that simply describe how the fuel cell works, different types of fuel cells, different sources of hydrogen, the hydrogen economy etc. A ¿must read¿ for anyone interested in fuel cell technology.

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