Polymer Electrolyte Fuel Cells - Science, Applications and Challenges
by Alejandro Franco (CEA-LITEN, Université de Picardie Jules Verne & CNRS, France)
Hardback 616 pages 2013-06-30 Print ISBN: 9789814310826 eBook ISBN: 9789814364409 DOI: 10.4032/9789814364409
List price : $149.95
"This extremely well-organized book presents the state-of-the-art knowledge regarding the polymer electrolyte fuel cell technology, emphasizing critical aspects such as electrode and membrane degradation and their impact in fuel cell performance. Discussions on most modern catalyst fabrication and characterization techniques, as well as those on the latest advances in multiscale modeling techniques, and thorough analyses presented in the text are invaluable for realistic assessments of the current status and perspectives of this technology. The book is highly recommended as a reference for academic and industrial audiences."
Prof. Perla Balbuena - Texas A&M University, USA
In recent years, Polymer Electrolyte Fuel Cells (PEFC) have attracted much attention due to their potential as a clean power source for many applications, including automotive, portable and stationary devices. This resulted on a tremendous technological progress, such as the development of new membranes and electro-catalysts or the improvement of electrode structures. However, in order to compete within the most attractive markets, the PEFC technologies did not reach all the required characteristics yet, in particular in terms of cost and durability.
This book focuses on the recent research progresses on the fundamentals understanding of the materials degradation phenomena in PEFC, for automotive applications. On a multidisciplinary basis, through contributions of internationally recognized researchers in the field, this book provides a complete and comprehensive critical review on crucial scientific topics related to PEFC materials degradation, and ensures a strong complementary between experimental and theoretical analysis (experimental accelerated aging methods in ex-situ and in-situ conditions, stability properties of nanoparticles, structural and physicochemical characterization methods of degradation, detailed theoretical modeling, elementary mechanisms, nano-electrocatalysts and carbon support behaviour under realistic operation conditions...) and preparation techniques (technologies of nano-electro-catalysts, membranes and carbon support elaboration…) with several practical applications for both the research and the industry communities.
|1||Chapter 1: PEMFC Technologies for Automotive Applications|
|29||Chapter 2: Advanced Technologies for Efficient and Low Catalyst Loading Electrodes|
Pascal Fugier, Etienne Quesnel, and Sebastien Donet
|93||Chapter 3: Electrocatalysis on Shape-Controlled Pt Nanoparticles|
J. Solla-Gullón, F. J. Vidal-Iglesias, E. Herrero, J. M. Feliu, and A. Aldaz
|153||Chapter 4: Ex situ Electrochemical Methods for the Characterization of PEFC Nanomaterial Degradation|
Deborah J. Myers and Xiaoping Wang
|233||Chapter 5: Microstructural Characterization Methods of PEMFC Electrode Materials|
|277||Chapter 6: Instability of Nanomaterials in PEFC Environments: A State of the Art|
|341||Chapter 7: Innovative Support Materials for Low-Temperature Fuel Cell Catalysts|
Ernesto Rafael Gonzalez and Ermete Antolini
|401||Chapter 8: Membrane Degradation Mechanisms in a Polymer Electrolyte Fuel Cell|
Panagiotis Trogadas and Thomas F. Fuller
|427||Chapter 9: Effects of Fuel and Air Impurities on PEFC Performance|
Eben Dy, Zheng Shi, Khalid Fatih, Jiujun Zhang, and Zhong-Sheng Liu
|487||Chapter 10: In situ Characterization Methods of PEMFC Materials Degradation|
Viktor Hacker, Eva Wallnöfer-Ogris, Harald Brandstätter, and Markus Perchthaler
|511||Chapter 11: Multiscale Molecular Modeling of Degradation Phenomena in Catalyst Layers of Polymer Electrolyte Fuel Cells|
Kourosh Malek and Tetsuya Mashio
|549||Chapter 12: Toward a Bottom-Up Multiscale Modeling Framework for the Transient Analysis of PEM Fuel Cells Operation|
Alejandro A. Franco
Engineers, researchers (from both industry and academics) and students on physicochemistry, electrochemistry and material science.
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