Fuel Cell Systems Explained / Edition 1by James Larminie, Andrew Dicks
Pub. Date: 01/28/2000
Fuel cell technology is developing at a rapid pace, thanks to the increasing awareness of the need for pollution-free power sources. Moreover, new developments in catalysts and improved reliability have made fuel cells viable candidates in a broad range of applications, from small power stations, to cars, laptop computers and mobile phones. Building on the success of the first edition Fuel Cell Systems Explained presents a balanced introduction to this growing area.
Fully revised and updated, the second edition:
*Provides an essential guide to the principles, design and application of fuel cell systems.
*Includes full and updated coverage of fuel processing and hydrogen generation and storage systems.
*Presents a full and clear explanation of the operation of all the major fuel cell types, and an introduction to possible future technology, such as biological fuel cells
*Features a new chapter on the direct methanol fuel cell.
*Now includes examples of the modelling, design and engineering of real fuel cell systems.
*A clear overview of fuel cell operation and thermodynamics
*Coverage of the complete fuel cell system including compressors, turbines, and the electrical and electronic sub-systems such as regulators, inverters, grid inter-ties, electric motors, and hybrid fuel cell/battery systems. Assuming no prior knowledge of fuel cell chemistry, this reference comprehensively brings together all of the key topics encompassed by this diverse field. Practitioners, researchers and students in electrical, power, chemical and automotive engineering will continue to benefit from this essential guide to the principles, designand application of fuel cell systems.
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Table of Contents
2 Efficiency and Open Circuit Voltage.
3 Operational Fuel Cell Voltages.
4 Proton Exchange Membrane Fuel Cells.
5 Alkaline Electrolyte Fuel Cells.
6 Medium and High Temperature Fuel cells.
7 Fuelling fuel cells.
8 Compressors, Turbines, Ejectors, Fans, Blowers and Pumps.
9 Delivering Fuel Cell Power.
10 Change in Molar Gibbs Free Energy Calculations.
11 Useful Fuel Cell Equations.
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This book gives a great overview of many different types of fuel cells in use today. It is a great introductory book for someone who knows a little about thermodynamics but very little about fuel cells. I used it to perform some experiments on an alkali fuel cell in an undergraduate advanced physics lab course. It was a great asset for me.
In an era of blackouts and high fuel prices you will do well to be armed with the facts about alternate energy systems. As advertised 'Fuel Cell Systems Explained' provides just what it promises. In great detail different types and uses for fuel cells are laid out. Along with the well written narrative are the underlining equations for development and performance of current systems in use. So, armed with the information contained within, you'll not be mislead by the promise of easy solutions to the complex energy problem.