PEM Fuel Cells

PEM Fuel Cells : Theory and Practice

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Demand for fuel cell technology is growing rapidly. Fuel cells are being commercialized to provide power to buildings like hospitals and schools, to replace batteries in portable electronic devices, and as replacements for internal combustion engines in vehicles. PEM (Proton Exchange Membrane) fuel cells are lighter, smaller, and more efficient than other types of fuel cell. As a result, over 80% of fuel cells being produced today are PEM cells.

This new edition of Dr. Barbir's groundbreaking book still lays the groundwork for engineers, technicians and students better than any other resource, covering fundamentals of design, electrochemistry, heat and mass transport, as well as providing the context of system design and applications. Yet it now also provides invaluable information on the latest advances in modeling, diagnostics, materials, and components, along with an updated chapter on the evolving applications areas wherein PEM cells are being deployed.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 444 pages
  • 156 x 234mm
  • Academic Press Inc
  • San Diego, United States
  • English
  • 2nd edition
  • Approx. 250 illustrations; Illustrations, unspecified
  • 012810239X
  • 9780128102398

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"Of the numerous books on fuel cells I have seen come through our lab in the past few years, I find this one the most useful...I'm already planning to incorporate many items I have gleaned from this book into my public and classroom presentations on hydrogen energy." - Hydrogen & Fuel Cell Letter, September 2005 PEM Fuel Cells "are the primary candidates for light-duty vehicles, for buildings, and potentially for much smaller applications such as replacements for rechargeable batteries in video cameras." - United States Department of Energy
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Table of contents

1. Introduction
2. Fuel Cell Basic Chemistry and Thermodynamics
3. Fuel Cell Electrochemistry
4. Main Cell Components, Materials Properties and Processes
5. Fuel Cell Operating Conditions
6. Stack Design
7. Fuel Cell Modeling
8. Fuel Cell Diagnostics
9. Fuel Cell System Design
10. Fuel Cell Applications
11. Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Economy
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