Related Links
Ref Books

Course Contents

Fossil and Bio Fuels, Hydrogen Production and Storage Safety and Infrastructure., Thermodynamics and Electrochemistry, Electrolytes, Electrodes;System Designs for Natural Gas Fed PEMFC and SOFC Plants with Steam Reformers , hybrid systems, future research and development needs.

Course Synopsis

Fossil and Bio Fuels; External and Internal Fuel Reforming, Steam, Reforming, Autothermal Reforming, Hydrogen Production, Storage, Safety and Infrastructure., structure and working principle of fuel cell, Electrolysers, Operation of Electrolysers, Applications of Electrolysers, Electrolyser Efficiency, Photo-Electrolysis, Thermodynamics and electrochemistry: Gibbs free energy, Electrode kinetics, Concept of overpotential, Butler-Volmer equation, Tafel approximation of the Butler-Volmer equation, Nernst Equation, The role of nanotechnology in fuel cells, materials for low temperature, intermediate and high temperature fuel cells, Electrolytes: perovskite type materials, fluorite type, mixed ion, ion conducting, proton conducting materials, hybrid ions Electrodes; porous and mixed conductors for anode and cathode, electrode polarization, Redox cycle, interconnectors, bipolar plates, electrodes Practical Design and Stacking Arrangements for the PEMFC, SOFC, Novel System Designs, Porous electrodes, System Designs for Natural Gas Fed PEMFC and SOFC Plants with Steam Reformers ,Reformer, Practical Fuel Processing – Mobile Applications, Balance of Fuel Cell Power Plant, Thermal Management and Heat Exchangers, Articles reports and discussion Fuel Cell/Battery or super-capacitor hybrid systems, Solar-wind-fuel cell hybrid system, FC powered bus, Stationary natural gas Fuelled System, other auxiliary components etc. cost calculation for fuel cell system, Hydrogen-based economy – technical, social, environmental and economic issues; cost-benefit analysis; public acceptance; energy policies regarding; future research and development needs.

Course Learning Outcomes

After attending this course the student will have good knowledge of advanced techniques and main characteristics of FC systems and technologies. They will learn about different methods of Hydrogen production and storage systems, Utilization of hydrogen and FC technology in transportation, shipping, industrial and residential applications. Also students will know about hydrogen-based economy, problems, efficiency, costs and environmental impact

No Information Yet

No Information Yet

No Information Yet