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Fundamentals of Heat and Fluid Flow in High Temperature Fuel Cells

  • ID: 4772131
  • Book
  • August 2020
  • 196 Pages
  • Elsevier Science and Technology
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Fundamentals of Heat and Fluid Flow in High Temperature Fuel Cells introduces key-concepts relating to heat, fluid and mass transfer as applied to high temperature fuel cells. The book briefly covers different type of fuel cells and discusses solid oxide fuel cells in detail, presenting related mass, momentum, energy and species equation. It then examines real case studies of hydrogen- and methane-fed SOFC, as well as combined heat and power and hybrid energy systems. This comprehensive reference is a useful resource for those working in high temperature fuel cell modeling and development, including energy researchers, engineers and graduate students.

  • Provides broad coverage of key concepts relating to heat transfer and fluid flow in high temperature fuel cells
  • Presents in-depth knowledge of solid oxide fuel cells and their application in different kinds of heat and power systems
  • Examines real-life case studies, covering different types of fuels and combined systems, including CHP

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1. Introduction to fuel cells
2. What is a fuel cell?
3. How does a fuel cell work?
4. Main fuel cell layers
5. Anode layer
6. Anode catalyst layer
7. Cathode layer
8. Cathode catalyst layer
9. Electrolyte layer
10. Different types of fuel cells
11. Solid oxide fuel cell
12. Classification of SOFCs
13. Conventional SOFCs
14. Single chamber SOFCs
15. No chamber SOFCs
16. SOFC advantages and disadvantages
17. Conventional materials used in SOFC layers
18. Different SOFC geometries
19. Planar type
20. Tubular type
21. Anode supported design
22. Cathode supported design
23. Electrolyte supported design
24. Fundamentals of Heat transfer
25. Different modes of Heat transfer
26. Conduction
27. Convection
28. Radiation
29. Energy conservation
30. Heat transfer in free and porous media
31. Transient and steady state heat transfer
32. Heat generation
33. Some applicable boundary conditions
34. Conduction heat transfer in SOFCs
35. Heat conduction equation
36. Thermal conductivity
37. Conduction in porous media
38. Convection heat transfer in SOFCs
39. Fundamental convection principles
40. Laminar flow
41. Turbulent flow
42. Natural and forced convection convectively
43. Convection in porous media
44. Fundamentals of fluid flow
45. Mass conservation
46. Momentum conservation
47. Different types of motion equation
48. Compressible and incompressible flow
49. Fluid flow in porous media
50. Some applicable boundary conditions
51. Fully coupling in modelling
52. Case Studies
53. Hydrogen-fed SOFC
54. Methane-fed SOFC
55. Combined systems
56. Combined SOFC and CHP
57. Combined SOFC and power plant
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Ghassemi, Majid
Prof. Majid Ghassemi is Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the K. N. Toosi University of Technology; one of the most prestigious technical universities in Tehran, Iran. Professor Ghassemi has been recognized as Global Talent, also known as an Exceptional Talent, endorsed by the Royal Academy of Engineering of the United Kingdom, since 2015. He received that honor when he was acting as a Visiting Professor at the Centre for Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Research at the University of Birmingham, United Kingdom. He teaches graduate and undergraduate courses and conducts research in the area of heat transfer and its application in bio and micro sensors, drug delivery, fuel cells,micro channels and alternative energy. He has over 20 years of academic and industrial experience and served as the President of the K. N. Toosi University of Technology from 2010 to 2013.
Kamvar, Majid
Majid Kamvar works in the Department of Engineering, Parand Branch at Islamic Azad University in Parand, Iran
Steinberger-Wilckens, Robert
Robert Steinberger-Wilckens is Professor for Fuel Cell and Hydrogen research in Chemical Engineering. He is director of the research Fuel Cell and Hydrogen group and the Centre for Doctoral Training Fuel Cells and their Fuels, which is run by the universities of Birmingham, Nottingham, and Loughborough, Imperial College, and University College of London. He works and has worked in many areas across the fields of renewable energies, energy efficiency, fuel cells, hydrogen production and distribution, as well as electric vehicles. Currently, his main areas of interest include Solid Oxide Fuel Cells, high temperature electrolysis (SOE) and reversible fuel cells (SOC) with methane synthesis, intermediate temperature polymer fuel cells, and market introduction of fuel cells and fuel cell vehicles. He has a total of over 200 publications in journals, books, and conference proceedings and is a regular peer reviewer for a large number of journals, as well as international funding programmes and publishing houses. He is member of the strategic advisory bodies for EPSRC, the EU Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Joint Undertaking, and the European Fuel Cell Forum. Professor Steinberger-Wilckens coordinates the modules Conventional Energy and Renewable Energy and Energy Storage for 2nd Year students and the module Introduction to Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Technologies for 4th Year and CDT students.
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