Developments in fuel cell technologies in the transport sector

Alaswad, Abed and Baroutaji, A. and Achour, A. and Carton, J. and Al Makky, Ahmed and Olabi, A.G. (2016) Developments in fuel cell technologies in the transport sector. International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, 41 (37). pp. 16499-16508. ISSN 0360-3199

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Abstract

The demand for clean power source which can be used to run the various types of vehicles on the road is increasing on a daily basis due to the fact that high emissions released from internal combustion engine play a significant role in air pollution and climate change. Fuel cell devices, particularly Proton Exchange Membrane (PEM) type, are strong candidates to replace the internal combustion engines in the transport industry. The PEMFC technology still has many challenges including high cost, low durability and hydrogen storage problems which limit the wide-world commercialization of this technology. In this paper, the fuel cell cost, durability and performances challenges which are
associated with using of fuel cell technology for transport applications are detailed and reviewed. Recent developments that deal with the proposed challenges are reported. Furthermore, problems of hydrogen infrastructure and hydrogen storage in the fuel cell vehicle are discussed.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: F800 Physical and Terrestrial Geographical and Environmental Sciences
Divisions: Faculty of Computing, Engineering and the Built Environment
Faculty of Computing, Engineering and the Built Environment > School of Engineering and the Built Environment
Faculty of Computing, Engineering and the Built Environment > School of Engineering and the Built Environment > Advanced Design Engineering
UoA Collections > UoA15: General Engineering
Depositing User: $ Ian McDonald
Date Deposited: 14 Dec 2016 15:36
Last Modified: 14 Dec 2016 15:46
URI: http://www.open-access.bcu.ac.uk/id/eprint/3692

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