Designing and Building Fuel Cells

Hardcover | June 15, 2007

byColleen Spiegel

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Acquire an All-in-One Toolkit for Expertly Designing, Modeling, and Constructing High-Performance Fuel Cells

Designing and Building Fuel Cells equips you with a hands-on guide for the design, modeling, and construction of fuel cells that perform as well or better than some of the best fuel cells on the market today.

Filled with over 120 illustrations and schematics of fuel cells and components, this “one-stop” guide covers fuel cell applications…fuels and the hydrogen economy…fuel cell chemistry, thermodynamics, and electrochemistry…fuel cell modeling, materials, and system design…fuel types, delivery, and processing…fuel cell operating conditions…fuel cell characterization…and much more. Authoritative and practical, Designing and Building Fuel Cells features:

  • Complete information on stack design
  • The latest fuel cell modeling techniques
  • Guidance on cutting-edge materials and components
  • Expert accounts of fuel cell types, processing, and optimization
  • A step-by-step example for constructing a fuel cell

    Inside This State-of-the-Art Fuel Cell Sourcebook

    Introduction • Fuel Cell Applications • Fuel Cells and the Hydrogen Economy • Basic Fuel Cell Chemistry and Thermodynamics • Fuel Cell Electrochemistry • Fuel Cell Charge Transport • Fuel Cell Mass Transport • Fuel Cell Heat Transport • Fuel Cell Modeling • Fuel Cell Materials • Fuel Cell Stack Components and Materials • Fuel Cell Stack Design • Fuel Cell System Design • Fuel Types, Delivery, and Processing • Fuel Cell Operating Conditions • Fuel Cell Characterization

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Acquire an All-in-One Toolkit for Expertly Designing, Modeling, and Constructing High-Performance Fuel CellsDesigning and Building Fuel Cells equips you with a hands-on guide for the design, modeling, and construction of fuel cells that perform as well or better than some of the best fuel cells on the market today.Filled with over 120 ...

Colleen Spiegel is the founder of Clean Fuel Cell Energy, LLC, and has been a research and development manager and chemical engineer for more than six years.
Format:HardcoverDimensions:434 pages, 9.1 × 6.3 × 1.33 inPublished:June 15, 2007Publisher:McGraw-Hill EducationLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0071489770

ISBN - 13:9780071489775

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1.An Introduction to Fuel Cells

Chapter 2.Fuel Cells and the Hydrogen Economy

Chapter 3.Fuel Cells Types

Chapter 4.Basic Fuel Cell Chemistry and Thermodynamics

Chapter 5.Fuel Cell Applications

Chapter 6.Basic Fuel Cell Thermodynamics

Chapter 7.Fuel Cell Charge Transport

Chapter 8.Fuel Cell Mass Transport

Chapter 9.Heat Transfer

Chapter 10.Fuel Cell Modeling

Chapter 11.Fuel Cell Materials

Chapter 12.Fuel Cell Stack Components and Materials

Chapter 13.Fuel Cell Stack Design

Chapter 14.Fuel Cell System Design

Chapter 15.Fuel Types, Delivery, and Processing

Chapter 16.Fuel Cell Operating Conditions

Chapter 17: Fuel Cell Characterization

Appendix A: Useful Constants and Conversions

Appendix B: Thermodynamic Properties of Selected Substances

Appendix C: Molecular Weight, Gas Constant and Specific Heat for Selected Substances

Appendix D: Gas Specific Heats at Various Temperatures

Appendix E: Specific Heat for Saturated Liquid Water at Various Temperatures

Appendix F: Thermodynamic Data for Selected Fuel Cell Reactants at Various Temperatures

Appendix G: Binary Diffusion Coefficients for Selected Fuel Cell Substances

Appendix H: Product Design Specifications

Appendix I: Fuel Cell Design Requirements and Parameters

Index