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Fuel Cells Compendium

  • ID: 1761861
  • Book
  • November 2005
  • 632 Pages
  • Elsevier Science and Technology
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Fuel cells continue to be heralded as the energy source of the future, and every year an immense amount of research time and money is devoted making them more economically and technically viable.

This compendium brings together an up-to-date review of the literature and commentary surrounding fuel cells research. Covering all relevant disciplines from science to engineering to policy, it is an exceptional resource for anyone with an invested interest in the field.

. Provides an comprehensive selection of reviews and other industrially focused material on fuel cells research
. Broadly scoped to encompass many disciplines, from science to engineering, to applications and policy.
. In-depth coverage of the two major types of fuel cells: Ceramic (Solid Oxide) and Polymers (Proton Exchange Membranes)
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Contents

Foreword


Contributors


1 US Distributed Generation Fuel Cell Program


2 From Curiosity to "Power to Change The World®”


3 A Review of Catalytic Issues and Process Conditions for Renewable Hydrogen and Alkanes by Aqueous-Phase Reforming of Oxygenated Hydrocarbons Over Supported Metal Catalysts


4 Fuel Processing for Low- and High-Temperature Fuel Cells: Challenges, and Opportunities for Sustainable Development in the 21st Century


5 Review of Fuel Processing Catalysts for Hydrogen Production in PEM Fuel Cell Systems


6 Conversion of Hydrocarbons and Alcohols for Fuel Cells


7 An Assessment of Alkaline Fuel Cell Technology


8 Molten Carbonate Fuel Cells


9 Phosphoric Acid Fuel Cells: Fundamentals and Applications


10 International Activities in DMFC R&D: Status of Technologies and Potential Applications


11 Transport Properties of Solid Oxide Electrolyte Ceramics: A Brief Review


12 A Review on the Status of Anode Materials for Solid Oxide Fuel Cells


13 Advances, Aging Mechanisms and Lifetime in Solid-Oxide Fuel Cells


14 Components Manufacturing for Solid Oxide Fuel Cells


15 Engineered Cathodes for High Performance Sofcs


16 Surface Science Studies of Model Fuel Cell Electrocatalysts


17 Proton-Conducting Polymer Electrolyte Membranes Based On Hydrocarbon Polymers


18 Advanced Materials for Improved PEMFC Performance and Life


19 Polymer-Ceramic Composite Protonic Conductors


20 Recent Developments in High-Temperature Proton Conducting Polymer Electrolyte Membranes


21 PEM Fuel Cell Electrodes


22 Review and Analysis of PEM Fuel Cell Design and Manufacturing


23 Aging Mechanisms and Lifetime of PEFC and DMFC


24 Materials for Hydrogen Storage


25 Fuel Economy of Hydrogen Fuel Cell Vehicles


26 PEMFC Systems: The Need for High Temperature Polymers As A Consequence of PEMFC Water and Heat Management


27 Portable and Military Fuel Cells


28 Microfabricated Fuel Cells


29 Electro-Catalytic Membrane Reactors and the Development of Bipolar Membrane Technology


30 Compact Mixed-Reactant Fuel Cells


Subject Index


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Brandon, Dr. Nigel N.P
Thompsett, Dr. David
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