Portable & Micro Fuel Cells for Industrial & Military Applications
22 chapters and a lot more than 450 pages of the latest analysis accessible
Primarily based upon the Expertise Foundation’s Little Fuel Cells conference series, the Ninth Edition is a a single-of-its-sort publication and addresses the following critical concerns:
– Methods for Fuel Cell & Battery Hybridization
– DMFC for Mobile Electronics
– PEM and Hydrogen Technologies
– Actual-Planet Industrial Achievement Stories
– New Membrane and Catalyst Developments
Fully updated with charts, graphs, narratives plus query and answer sessions, the Ninth Edition is obtainable in print, on CD-ROM or
Table of Contents :
Methods and Tools for Designing Productive Hybrid Systems
Roger A. Dougal, PhD, Professor of Electrical Engineering, VTB Project Director, University of South Carolina
Design of fuel cell and battery hybrid systems entails integration of strongly interdisciplinary sub-systems involving every little thing from electrochemistry and energy electronics to fluid and heat transfer. The design procedure can be simplified by the application of acceptable multidisciplinary design tools. This presentation will describe approaches for hybrid system design and style and illustrate these methods with example systems that have been validated in hardware.
Direct Borohydride Fuel Cells: A Novel Class of Fuel Cell – Battery Hybrid Technologies
Gennadi Finkelshtain, Chief Technical Officer, Medis Technologies
Medis Technologies Direct Borohydride Fuel Cells (DBFC) gives a compelling alternative to the conventional fuel cell chemistries. Medis has launched its first customer item, the Medis 24/7 Power Pack, based on a novel method, such as proprietary chemistry and assembly technologies. We will give an overview Power Pack item, like performance, production technologies and chemistry. Medis has developed a second generation hybridized version of our Energy Pack and we will supply an overview of our hybridization method, like an overview of the functionality rewards designed by hybridization.
Identification and Characterization of Near-Term Commercial Markets for PEM Fuel Cells in Portable Applications
Kathleen Judd, Senior Study Scientist, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory/ Battelle Memorial Institute
In a study for the U.S. Department of Power, Television broadcasting video cameras were identified as a near-term chance for portable direct hydrogen PEM fuel cells. A technical comparison of PEM fuel cells and competing battery options was performed for Television broadcasting video cameras. The comparison includes a lifecycle cost analysis of fuel cell and battery technologies (lithium ion and nickel cadmium) beneath various use scenarios for Television broadcasting video cameras. A sensitivity evaluation was also performed to show the variability in typical annual system cost as person aspects (e.g. expense, durability of the fuel cell) are varied even though other elements are held continual. A worth proposition was defined for this industry primarily based on the all round market place, financial, and technologies assessments.
Durability and Design of Battery/Fuel Cell Hybrid Systems
Tom Fuller, PhD, Professor, Director of the Center for Revolutionary Fuel Cell and Battery Technologies, Georgia Institute of Technologies
Hybrid architectures are becoming typical regardless of the technique scale. The principal purpose of method style has been minimizing fuel consumption. Whereas it is understood that the components of the system have to be evaluated and the manage approach scrutinized simultaneously, whats missing is any consideration of the durability of the electrochemical devices. The necessity of understanding and predicting not just initial efficiency but life behavior is paramount to commercialization of these power systems. A technique model elucidates the interactions between elements and enables the response of the technique as a entire to altering load demands to be determined. Their life and the linked failure mechanisms are strongly dependent on the architecture, load profile, and control techniques. This is illustrated with an example of platinum stability in a fuel-cell hybrid technique.
Improvement of a Fully-Integrated, Hybrid, Higher Temperature PEM Fuel Cell/Lithium Ion Battery Energy Plant
Daniel A. Betts, PhD, Engineering Manager, EnerFuel, a subsidiary of Ener1, Inc.
From a organization standpoint, Ener1, Inc. is properly-positioned to take benefit of the upcoming demand for fuel cell/battery automotive power plants. Ener1 is the parent organization of EnerDel, an automotive lithium-ion battery developer, and EnerFuel, a fuel cell firm. While EnerDel is in the procedure of establishing itself as an important player in the automotive lithium ion battery market place, EnerFuel has been creating fuel cells with substantial technical advantages more than traditional automotive fuel cell technologies. EnerFuel has pioneered higher temperature PEM fuel cell stacks. High temperature operation has allowed EnerFuel to pursue styles that are sturdy, thermally steady, compact, and fairly economical. In this presentation, quantifiable rewards of EnerFuels higher temperature PEM fuel cell are discussed.
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