Fuel Cell Systems Explained / Edition 1

Fuel Cell Systems Explained / Edition 1

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by James Larminie, Andrew Dicks
     
 

ISBN-10: 0471490261

ISBN-13: 9780471490265

Pub. Date: 01/28/2000

Publisher: Wiley

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…  See more details below

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780471490265
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
01/28/2000
Pages:
326
Product dimensions:
6.79(w) x 9.84(h) x 0.96(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Foreword to the first edition
Acknowledgements
Abbreviations
Symbols
1Introduction1
2Efficiency and Open Circuit Voltage25
3Operational Fuel Cell Voltages45
4Proton Exchange Membrane Fuel Cells67
5Alkaline Electrocyte Fuel Cells121
6Direct Methanol Fuel Cells141
7Medium and High Temperature Fuel Cells163
8Fuelling Fuel Cells229
9Compressors, Turbines, Ejectors, Fans, Blowers, and Pumps309
10Delivering Fuel Cell Power331
11Fuel Cell Systems Analysed369
App. 1: Change in Molar Gibbs Free Energy Calculations391
App. 2: Useful Fuel Cell Equations395
Index401

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Fuel Cell Systems Explained 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.