Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Production A Volume in the Encyclopedia of Sustainability Science and Technology, Second Edition

The expected end of the “oil age” will lead to increasing focus and reliance on alternative energy conversion devices, among which fuel cells have the potential to play an important role. Not only can phosphoric acid and solid oxide fuel cells already efficiently convert today’s fossil fuels, includ...

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Corporate Author: SpringerLink (Online service)
Other Authors: Lipman, Timothy E. (Editor), Weber, Adam Z. (Editor)
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: New York, NY Springer New York 2019, 2019
Edition:1st ed. 2019
Series:Encyclopedia of Sustainability Science and Technology Series
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Collection: Springer eBooks 2005- - Collection details see MPG.ReNa
Summary:The expected end of the “oil age” will lead to increasing focus and reliance on alternative energy conversion devices, among which fuel cells have the potential to play an important role. Not only can phosphoric acid and solid oxide fuel cells already efficiently convert today’s fossil fuels, including methane, into electricity, but other types of fuel cells, such as polymer electrolyte membrane fuel cells, have the potential to become the cornerstones of a possible future hydrogen economy. This handbook offers concise yet comprehensive coverage of the current state of fuel cell research and identifies key areas for future investigation. Internationally renowned specialists provide authoritative introductions to a wide variety of fuel cell types and hydrogen production technologies, and discuss materials and components for these systems. Sustainability and marketing considerations are also covered, including comparisons of fuel cells with alternative technologies
Physical Description:580 illus., 344 illus. in color. eReference online resource
ISBN:9781493977895