Fuel Cell Science and Engineering: Materials, Processes, Systems and Technology

Fuel Cell Science and Engineering: Materials, Processes, Systems and Technology

Editor(s): Detlef Stolten, Bernd Emonts

Published Online: 26 APR 2012 08:46AM EST

Print ISBN: 9783527330126

Online ISBN: 9783527650248

DOI: 10.1002/9783527650248

About this Book

Fuel cells are expected to play a major role in the future power supply that will transform to renewable, decentralized and fluctuating primary energies. At the same time the share of electric power will continually increase at the expense of thermal and mechanical energy not just in transportation, but also in households. Hydrogen as a perfect fuel for fuel cells and an outstanding and efficient means of bulk storage for renewable energy will spearhead this development together with fuel cells. Moreover, small fuel cells hold great potential for portable devices such as gadgets and medical applications such as pacemakers.

This handbook will explore specific fuel cells within and beyond the mainstream development and focuses on materials and production processes for both SOFC and lowtemperature fuel cells, analytics and diagnostics for fuel cells, modeling and simulation as well as balance of plant design and components. As fuel cells are getting increasingly sophisticated and industrially developed the issues of quality assurance and methodology of development are included in this handbook. The contributions to this book come from an international panel of experts from academia, industry, institutions and government.

This handbook is oriented toward people looking for detailed information on specific fuel cell types, their materials, production processes,
modeling and analytics. Overview information on the contrary on mainstream fuel cells and applications are provided in the book
'Hydrogen and Fuel Cells', published in 2010.

Table of contents

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  1. Part I: Technology

    1. Chapter 1

      Technical Advancement of Fuel-Cell Research and Development (pages 1–42)

      Dr. Bernd Emonts, Ludger Blum, Thomas Grube, Werner Lehnert, Jürgen Mergel, Martin Müller and Ralf Peters

    2. Chapter 6

      Principles and Technology of Microbial Fuel Cells (pages 147–184)

      Jan B. A. Arends, Joachim Desloover, Sebastià Puig and Willy Verstraete

  2. Part II: Materials and Production Processes

  3. Part III: Analytics and Diagnostics

    1. Chapter 16

      Impedance Spectroscopy for High-Temperature Fuel Cells (pages 439–467)

      Ellen Ivers-Tiffée, André Leonide, Helge Schichlein, Volker Sonn and André Weber

  4. Part IV: Quality Assurance

  5. Part V: Modeling and Simulation

    1. Chapter 24

      Stochastic Modeling of Fuel-Cell Components (pages 669–702)

      Ralf Thiedmann, Gerd Gaiselmann, Werner Lehnert and Volker Schmidt

  6. Part VI: Balance of Plant Design and Components

  7. Part VII: Systems Verification and Market Introduction

  8. Part VIII: Knowledge Distribution and Public Awareness

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