This concise sourcebook of the electrochemical, engineering and economic principles involved in the development and commercialization of fuel cells offers a thorough review of applications and techno-economic assessment of fuel cell technologies, plus in-depth discussion of conventional and novel approaches for generating energy. Parts I and II explain basic and applied electrochemistry relevant to an understanding of fuel cells. Part III covers engineering and technology aspects. The book is useful for undergraduate and graduate students and scientists interested in fuel cells. Unlike any other current book on fuel cells, each chapter includes problems based on the discussions in the text.
|Edition description:||Softcover reprint of hardcover 1st ed. 2006|
|Product dimensions:||6.10(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.24(d)|
Table of ContentsBASIC AND APPLIED ELECTROCHEMISTRY AS RELEVANT TO FUEL CELLS.- Evolution of Electrochemistry.- ELECTRODE/ELECTROLYTE INTERFACES: STRUCTURE AND KINETICS OF CHARGE TRANSFER.- ELECTROCHEMICAL TECHNOLOGIES AND APPLICATIONS.- FUNDAMENTAL ASPECTS FOR RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT OF FUEL CELLS.- FUEL CELL PRINCIPLES.- ELECTROCATALYSIS OF FUEL CELL REACTIONS.- EXPERIMENTAL METHODS IN LOW TEMPERATURE FUEL CELLS.- ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY DEVELOPMENT ASPECTS OF FUEL CELLS.- MODELING ANALYSES: FROM HALF-CELL TO SYSTEMS.- FUELS: PROCESSING, STORAGE, TRANSMISSION, DISTRIBUTION, AND SAFETY.- APPLICATIONS, TECHNOECONOMIC ASSESSMENTS, AND PROGNOSIS OF FUEL CELLS.- STATUS OF FUEL CELL TECHNOLOGIES.- APPLICATIONS AND ECONOMICS OF FUEL-CELL POWER PLANTS/POWER SOURCES.- COMPETING TECHNOLOGIES.- CONCLUSIONS AND PROGNOSIS.