Proton Exchange Membrane Fuel Cells Modeling
Copyright © 2012 by John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
Editor(s): Fei Gao, Benjamin Blunier, Abdellatif Miraoui
Published Online: 28 FEB 2013
Print ISBN: 9781848213395
Online ISBN: 9781118562079
About this Book
The fuel cell is a potential candidate for energy storage and conversion in our future energy mix. It is able to directly convert the chemical energy stored in fuel (e.g. hydrogen) into electricity, without undergoing different intermediary conversion steps. In the field of mobile and stationary applications, it is considered to be one of the future energy solutions.
Among the different fuel cell types, the proton exchange membrane (PEM) fuel cell has shown great potential in mobile applications, due to its low operating temperature, solid-state electrolyte and compactness.
This book presents a detailed state of art of PEM fuel cell modeling, with very detailed physical phenomena equations in different physical domains. Examples and a fully coupled multi-physical 1.2 kW PEMFC model are given help the reader better understand how to use the equations.