Fuel cell - Bookshelf
The book is useful for undergraduate and graduate students and scientists interested in fuel cells. Unlike any other current book on fuel cells, each chapter includes problems based on the discussions in the text.
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Dr. Supramaniam Srinivasan (1932-2004) obtained his Bachelor of Science with Honors in Chemistry from the University of Ceylon in l955 and his PhD in Physical Chemistry from the University of Pennsylvania in 1963. The title of his PhD is Mechanism of Electrolyte Hydrogen Evolution: An Isotope Effect Study, which he did under the direction of Professor John O’Mara Bockris. Srini, as he liked to be called, was very productive throughout his career. He spent several years as a po- doc with Dr. Bockris and published his first book on fuel cells with Dr. Bockris in 1969. The title of their book is Fuel Cells: Their Electrochemistry, which was published by McGraw-Hill. In l966, Srini began serving as an Assistant Professor of Electrochemistry in Surgical Research at the Downstate Medical Center, State University of New York (DMC-SUNY) in Brooklyn, New York. While he was there, Srini published several articles on the use of electrochemical methods in medical applications and later wrote a chapter on the subject entitled “An Electrochemical Approach to the Solution of Cardiovascular Problems,” which appeared as Chapter 8 in Volume 10 of the Comprehensive Treatise of Electrochemistry, Biochemistry. Srini left DMC-SUNY in 1973 and served at several institutions including the Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) where he returned to more energy related electrochemical topics. Srini left LANL in 1988 and began serving as the Deputy Director of the Center for Electrochemical Systems and Hydrogen Research at Texas A&M University where I was at that time.
This new edition of Dr. Barbir's groundbreaking book still lays the groundwork for engineers, technicians and students better than any other resource, covering fundamentals of design, electrochemistry, heat and mass transport, as well as ...
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Demand for fuel cell technology is growing rapidly. Fuel cells are being commercialized to provide power to buildings like hospitals and schools, to replace batteries in portable electronic devices, and as replacements for internal combustion engines in vehicles. PEM (Proton Exchange Membrane) fuel cells are lighter, smaller, and more efficient than other types of fuel cell. As a result, over 80% of fuel cells being produced today are PEM cells. This new edition of Dr. Barbir's groundbreaking book still lays the groundwork for engineers, technicians and students better than any other resource, covering fundamentals of design, electrochemistry, heat and mass transport, as well as providing the context of system design and applications. Yet it now also provides invaluable information on the latest advances in modeling, diagnostics, materials, and components, along with an updated chapter on the evolving applications areas wherein PEM cells are being deployed. Comprehensive guide covers all aspects of PEM fuel cells, from theory and fundamentals to practical applicationsProvides solutions to heat and water management problems engineers must face when designing and implementing PEM fuel cells in systemsHundreds of original illustrations, real-life engineering examples, and end-of-chapter problems help clarify, contextualize, and aid understanding
This book is authored by Rebecca L. Busby. ""Hydrogen and Fuel Cells: A Comprehensive Guide"" explains why hydrogen has emerged as an essential area for research and technology development worldwide.
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This book is authored by Rebecca L. Busby. ""Hydrogen and Fuel Cells: A Comprehensive Guide"" explains why hydrogen has emerged as an essential area for research and technology development worldwide. It explores the forces driving the market for hydrogen-powered fuel cells, as well as the technical and economic barriers that could derail a transition toward hydrogen energy systems. The book reviews hydrogen's history, and discusses current and future applications for hydrogen fuel cells. It also explains in straightforward language how hydrogen is produced, stored, and transported, and it discusses the economics of these activities and their environmental impact. The book's appendixes provide more technical details, such as cost calculations. It is written in easy to read language rather than technical jargon. It offers a comprehensive overview of the hydrogen economy concept. It lets you develop a better understanding on the timely topic of hydrogen and its place in the world's future energy mix along with fossil fuels and renewable resources.