- Presents information on the different types of direct liquid fuel cells in a structured way that allows for direct comparison of available technology in terms of efficiency, feasibility, safety, fuel storage and handling
- Explores novel single cell and stack designs and includes information on inorganic fuels, such as ammonia and hydrazine
- Covers detailed aspects related to each fuel, including steps and mechanisms of oxidation reactions, choices of polymer electrolyte membranes according to each different fuel, and methods for the crossover of specific liquid fuels
1. Introduction to Fuel Cells 2. Introduction to Direct Alcohol Fuel Cells (DAFCs) 3. Direct Methanol Fuel Cells (DMFCs) 4. Direct Ethanol Fuel Cells (DEFCs) 5. Direct Glycerol Fuel Cells (DGFCs) 6. Introduction to Other Organic Fuel Based Fuel Cells 7. Direct Formic Acid and Formate Fuel Cells (DF(A)FCs) 8. Direct Dimethyl Ether Fuel Cells (DMEFCs) 9. Introduction to Inorganic Fuel Based Fuel Cells 10. Direct Borohydride and Ammonia Borane Fuel Cells 11. Direct Hydrazine Fuel Cells (DHFCs) 12. Other Possible Fuels and Possible Use of Blended Fuels in Fuel Cells 13. Conclusions: Current State and Future
Ramiz Gültekin Akay received his MS and Ph.D degrees in chemical engineering from Middle East Technical University (METU). He is an assistant professor in the chemical engineering department of Kocaeli University, in Turkey, where he has been lecturing for a decade on topics such as mathematical modelling in transport phenomena, electrochemical technologies and applications, fuel cell technology and applications, and electrochemical characterization methods. After working on many projects, attending many conferences and publishing articles on PEMFC components supported by university and governmental agencies, he has focused his research in the recent years on direct liquid fuel cell systems, particularly on direct borohydride fuel cells with his research group. His interdisciplinary group is currently working on a project granted by the National Science and Research Foundation of Turkey (TUBITAK) that aims at modeling and developing components such as anode catalyst, anion and cation exchange membranes, and flow field plates.
Yurtcan, Ayse Bayrakçeken
Ayse Bayrakçeken Yurtcan received her Masters and PhD degrees in Chemical Engineering from Middle East Technical University (Turkey). She has been a visiting scientist in University of Connecticut (USA) and a post-doctorate fellow in Koç University (Turkey) before becoming an associate professor in Atatürk University (Turkey). Her research is mostly on carbon, graphene and aerogel supported nanomaterials, with special focus on nanomaterials for PEM fuel cells, direct liquid feed fuel cells and supercapacitors. She is also working on hydrophobic materials for PEM fuel cells, preparation of supported nanoparticles via supercritical fluids and microwave irradiation technique. Dr. Bayrakçeken Yurtcan has published a number of scientific articles and conference papers, was awarded "Thesis of the Year for her PhD Thesis, and Outstanding Young Scientists from the Turkish Academy of Sciences.