Fuel Cell Technologies, Applications, and State of the Art. A Reference Guide

Alaswad, Abed and Palumbo, A. and Dassisti, M. and Olabi, A.G. (2016) Fuel Cell Technologies, Applications, and State of the Art. A Reference Guide. In: Reference Module in Materials Science and Materials Engineering. Elsevier. ISBN 978-0-12-803581-8

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Abstract

The reliance upon fossil fuels is one of the most important problems that we have to deal with nowadays, because using them is highly not sustainable, and leads to serious environmental issues, such as air pollution and global warming, beside its negative effect on the economic security and development. Alternatively, environmental-friendly, sustainable, efficient new power sources are needed. Among all of the different technologies associated with the renewable energy, fuel cell technologies represent one of the most promising ones.

In this article, an overview of the technology and its advantages and disadvantages compared with competitive technologies was revealed. Application of different types of fuel cells is covered in the stationary, portable and transport power sectors. Furthermore, a special focus was made on the proton exchange membrane (PEM) fuel cells; in that its structure was studied in detail. The current limitation and promising development in PEM technology were stated.

Item Type: Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords: Energy storage; Fuel cell; Hydrogen; Portable; PEM; Renewable energy; State of the art; Stationary; Transportation
Subjects: H800 Chemical, Process and Energy Engineering
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
Depositing User: $ Ian McDonald
Date Deposited: 15 Dec 2016 09:23
Last Modified: 15 Dec 2016 09:26
URI: http://www.open-access.bcu.ac.uk/id/eprint/3701

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