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Fuel Cell Technology (Web)
Modules / Lectures
Introduction and overview of fuel cell
Why we need fuel cell?
Overview - History;Principle of fuel cell technology
Basic electrochemistry for all the fuel cell
Thermodynamics of the fuel cell
Gibbís free energy; reversible and irreversible losses; Fuel cell efficiency
Nernst equation; Effect of temperature, pressure, concentration on Nernst potential
Concept of electrochemical potential
Irreversible losses in fuel cell
Modelling of fuel cell: current-voltage predictions
Components of fuel cell
Current collector/ bipolar plate
Fuel cell characterization
Why characterization needed? Possible ways of characterization
In-situ characterization especially I-V characteristics and electrochemical impedance spectroscopy; Cyclic voltammetry; Current interruption technique
Ex-situ characterization especially electrolyte and bipolar plate
High temperature fuel cell
SOFC - High Temperature Fuel Cell
Comparison of low and high temperature fuel cells
Balance of plant and commercialization issues
Balance of Plant and Power electronics and system integration
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