This chapter presents the fundamental operating principles of fuel cells, evidencing the differences with respect to traditional thermodynamic cycles and to other electrochemical devices. The various types of fuel cell are presented, classified by electrolyte materials, operating temperatures, and application fields. Main research and development challenges are discussed, followed by some examples of new and existing applications.

Fuel cells: Opportunities and challenges

Campanari S.;Guandalini G.
2019

Abstract

This chapter presents the fundamental operating principles of fuel cells, evidencing the differences with respect to traditional thermodynamic cycles and to other electrochemical devices. The various types of fuel cell are presented, classified by electrolyte materials, operating temperatures, and application fields. Main research and development challenges are discussed, followed by some examples of new and existing applications.
Catalysis, Green Chemistry and Sustainable Energy
9780444643377
Cogeneration
DMFC
Electrodes
Fuel cells
MCFC
PAFC
PEM
SOFC
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