fuel cell system Articles

  • Cartridge fuel cells for backup systems

    ReliOn, the provider of high reliability fuel cell solutions for backup power applications, formerly known as Avista Labs, and havePOWER, LLC, a leading fuel cell integrator for the telecommunications industry, announced that the State of Ohio has awarded havePOWER a contract for their integrated backup power solution that is built around the ReliOn fuel cell system. The integrated solution will ...

  • Biomass-fired fuel cells

    The results are presented of a techno-economic analysis of systems integrating biomass gasification plant with phosphoric acid and molten carbonate fuel cells. The cases studied relate to the generation of electricity at a scale of 500 kWe. At this level, the plant would be suitable for small-scale commercial or industrial application and would allow for the export of surplus electricity. The ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Fuel Cell Voltage Monitoring Considerations

    Knowing what’s happening inside a fuel cell is a critical function, especially as fuel cells are continuing to be developed. One important aspect of this is to measure the voltageof each cell in a stack. Although this may sound trivial, it can be more complex and more expensive than it may at first appear due to high voltages, high channel counts,communication types, etc. There ...


    By Fuel Cells Etc

  • Towards an European Fuel Cell Strategy

     Head of Unit 'Energy Consumption Technology' At the onset of the Fourth Framework Programme for Community research and technological development including demonstration, a ten year fuel cell strategy for Europe was published in 1995 jointly by DG XII (Directorate General for Science, Research and Development) and DG XVII (Directorate General for Energy). The interest of the European ...

  • Fuel cell technological innovation system in Iran

    This article provides an overview of innovation processes have been taken in the field of fuel cell technology (FCT) in Iran. Fuel cell technology is a generic technology with wide variety areas of application in automobile and energy production both for industrial and residential purposes and also it is expected to have a large societal impact on the future society. In this article concerning ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • How Many Cells do I Need in my Fuel Cell? (Simple Fuel Cell Design Guide)

    As with Electrolyzers on my previous post, there are many nuances in the optimal design of a Fuel Cell.  The proper selection depends on the application, type of fuel cell, component selection and design (MEAs, flow fields, etc.) and a host of other factors.   However, I will start with a simple tool that will help determine some ...


    By Fuel Cells Etc

  • Reduced Emissions for Landfill Gas Installations

    The use of landfill gas as a source of renewable energy is increasing. For environmental and safety reasons, the owners of the waste storage sites have to strictly monitor and control the construction, operations, and emissions generated. Sulzer offers solutions to control these emissions within the limits given by the government. Landfill gas is similar to natural gas, but it is created by ...


    By Sulzer

  • Today’s fuel cell and cell phone of water and wastewater treatment

    Human waste and the health problems associated with it have been with us since the beginning of time. These problems increased at the point in history when we started using water to clean things. About 3,300 B.C., we began using it to move human waste to a different location from where it originated, further complicating the issue. Wastewater treatment didn't really begin until we started ...


  • Consumption analysis of Solid Oxide Fuel Cells

    The characteristics of the Solid Oxide Fuel Cell (SOFC) were introduced. The SOFC system can be divided into ten sections based on the Second Law of Thermodynamics. The fuel specific consumption was taken as the primary indicator to investigate the specific consumption for each section. The Energy-flow Framework Diagram (EFD) was undertaken to modify the system, such as controlling the operating ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Fuel cell heating appliances field tests

    The beginning of field tests with a new generation of fuel cell heating appliances (FCHAs) under the responsibility of Vaillant brings fuel cell technology for decentralized household energy supply into a new phase. The objective of testing the systems, which were developed in close cooperation with the US company Plug Power, is to examine how complexity and thus the systems' costs can be ...

  • Engineering models for fuel cell production management

    Membrane electrode assemblies are the key components of proton exchange membrane fuel cells. The future demand for this product could grow exponentially if key technical challenges are successfully addressed including low cost mass production and reliable customer order fulfilment. This study reports on a multidisciplinary team effort to formulate and apply engineering models for managing the ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Influence of nitrogen limitation on performance of a microbial fuel cell

    We describe the operation of a microbial fuel cell (MFC) system operating on a synthetic wastewater (acetic acid), under conditions of increasing nitrogen limitation. Two MFCs were operated under feed conditions which spanned a range of TKN/COD values of 1.6–28 mg/g. Stable operation was observed in all cases, even when no ammoniacal nitrogen was added to the cell. Improved electrochemical ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Minnesota Dairy Runs Hydrogen Fuel Cell on Biogas

    Untitled Document Demonstration project with ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Energy and exergy analyses of an integrated fuel cell and absorption cooling system

    In this study, we carry out detailed energy and exergy analyses of a PEM fuel cell integrated with triple effect ammonia-water absorption cooling system and investigate the effect of different operating parameters such as pressure, temperature, membrane thickness and current density of the fuel cell on the outputs of the fuel cell, and COP of the cooling system. The results show that fuel cell ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Exergoeconomic based multi–objective optimisation of a solid oxide fuel cell system

    In this study, the multi–objective optimisation of a solid oxide fuel cell (SOFC) system by defining the objective functions to maximise the power output, energy efficiency and exergy efficiency, and minimise the cost under various constraints is conducted. In this regard, energy, exergy and exergoeconomic analyses are performed. Some specific cases are considered and studied parametrically by ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • The viessmann domestic fuel cell energy centre in its trial phase

    As far as mass production is concerned, the domestic fuel cell energy centre represents an equipment without much history. The reversible and irreversible influences on its function and the service life of the equipment are not yet not fully understood; in particular the decrease in the effectiveness of the catalysts poses a real challenge. The service life required for detached and two-family ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Computational fluid dynamics analysis in microbial fuel cells with different anode configurations

    A key criterion in microbial fuel cell (MFC) design is that the bio-electrochemical reaction between bacteria and the bulk solution should occur evenly on the electrode surface in order to improve electricity generation. However, experimental optimization of MFC design over a wide range of conditions is limited. Computational fluid dynamics (CFD) technology makes it possible to evaluate ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • What Else do I Need for my Fuel Cell?

    So, you have bought a Fuel Cell and are ready to start using it. Or are you? Did you plan on any of the ancillary components you might need? Depending on who you buy the ...


    By Fuel Cells Etc

  • Solar powered solid oxide fuel cell with thermoelectric generator

    Durable, location independent, environmental–friendly sources of energy which allow for modular, few moving parts, low operating noise, high electricity generation efficiency and compact technology are highly desirable. Solid oxide fuel cells (SOFCs) are promising for such energy system development, since they are energy efficient and, if pure hydrogen is used, have virtually no emissions of ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Fuel Cells for Hospitals, Apartments and Small Communities (100+ kW)

    A 400 kW PureCell by UTC Power When it comes to larger fuel cell applications such as hospitals, apartment buildings and small communities there are only so many fuel cell companies ...


    By Fuel Cells Etc

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