PEM Fuel Cell Testing and Diagnosis, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 0444536892
  • ISBN-13: 9780444536891
  • DDC: 621.312429
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 600 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2013 | Published/Released June 2014
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2013

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PEM Fuel Cell Testing and Diagnosis covers the recent advances in PEM (proton exchange membrane) fuel cell systems, focusing on instruments and techniques for testing and diagnosis, and the application of diagnostic techniques in practical tests and operation. This book is a unique source of electrochemical techniques for researchers, scientists and engineers working in the area of fuel cells. Proton exchange membrane fuel cells are currently considered the most promising clean energy-converting devices for stationary, transportation, and micro-power applications due to their high energy density, high efficiency, and environmental friendliness. To advance research and development of this emerging technology, testing and diagnosis are an essential combined step. This book aids those efforts, addressing effects of humidity, temperature and pressure on fuel cells, degradation and failure analysis, and design and assembly of MEAs, single cells and stacks.Provides fundamental and theoretical principles for PEM fuel cell testing and diagnosis.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
1: Pem Fuel Cell Fundamentals.
2: Design and Fabrication of PEM Fuel Cell MEA, Single Cell, and Stack.
3: Techniques for PEM Fuel Cell Testing and Diagnosis.
4: The Effects of Temperature on PEM Fuel Cell Kinetics and Performance.
5: Membrane/Ionomer Proton Conductivity Measurements.
6: Hydrogen Crossover.
7: Fuel Cell Open Circuit Voltage.
8: Relative Humidity (RH) Effects on PEM Fuel Cells.
9: Pressure Effects on PEM Fuel Cell Performance.
10: High-Temperature PEM Fuel Cells.
11: Fuel Cell Degradation and Failure Analysis.
12: Electrochemical Half-Cells for Evaluating PEM Fuel Cell Catalysts and Catalyst Layers.
Acronyms and Abbreviations.