fuel cell test Articles

  • 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 ...

  • 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

  • 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

  • Anode and cathode materials characterization for a microbial fuel cell in half cell configuration

    Microbial fuel cells (MFCs) are novel bioelectrochemical devices for spontaneous conversion of biomass into electricity through the metabolic activity of the bacteria. Microbial production of electricity may become an important source of bioenergy in future because MFCs offer the possibility of extracting electric current from a wide range of soluble or dissolved complex organic wastes and ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Performance of microbial fuel cells on removal of metronidazole

    The microbial fuel cells (MFCs) are the focus of extensive investigation as one of the promising technologies for renewable energy generation and wastewater treatment. Two-chambered MFCs were designed to investigate the removal of metronidazole and to quantify the effect of antibiotic on the efficacy of energy generation. Using 1,000 mg glucose L−1 containing different concentrations of ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Case study - Engine test cell exhaust: RTO

    Overview A Mid-western outboard engine manufacturer bought a three year-old plant for the production of its marine engines. When finished, the engines are removed from the assembly line and run for quality control. The 25,000 SCFM of exhaust from testing contains volatile organic compounds (VOCs) that require regulatory compliance. Also within this exhaust is a great deal ...

  • 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

  • Preparation of a fouling-resistant sustainable cathode for a single-chambered microbial fuel cell

    Two different binder materials of varying water affinity, viz. poly vinyl alcohol (PVA) and poly-tetrafluoroethylene (PTFE), and biocide vanillin were tested for cathode fouling in a single chamber air-cathode microbial fuel cell (MFC) constructed with a low-cost baked clayware cylinder and operated under fed-batch mode. PVA and PTFE loadings of 0.5 mg/cm2 were used for MFC-1 and MFC-2, ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • SnO 2 -Nafion ® nanocomposite polymer electrolytes for fuel cell applications

    Fuel cells are capable to exploit the combustion of hydrogen to convert chemical energy into electricity. Polymer electrolyte fuel cells based on Nafion membranes are able to work in a relatively low temperature range (70–90ºC) but require operating relative humidity (RH) close to 100%. To develop proton-exchange membranes with adequate performances at low RH, an attractive strategy ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Landfill leachate treatment and energy generation using microbial fuel cell

    The objective of this study is to investigate the feasibility of the usage of microbial fuel cell (MFC) technology for landfill leachate decomposition and power generation. Landfill leachate collected from landfills located in Northwest Florida was tested in a laboratory scale MFC to provide evidence that landfill leachate can be decomposed and electrons released from leachate decomposition in ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Factors affecting the performance of a single-chamber microbial fuel cell-type biological oxygen demand sensor

    Microbial fuel cells (MFCs) are devices that exploit microorganisms as biocatalysts to degrade organic matter or sludge present in wastewater (WW), and thereby generate electricity. We developed a simple, low-cost single-chamber microbial fuel cell (SCMFC)-type biochemical oxygen demand (BOD) sensor using carbon felt (anode) and activated sludge, and demonstrated its feasibility in the ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Carbon Nanotubes and Nanohorn Hybrid Composite Buckypaper as Microporous Layer for Proton Exchange Membrane Fuel Cell

    Abstract In the present work, carbon nanotubes (CNT) and CNT-carbon nanohorns (CNH) (0, 30, 50, 70 and 100 wt.% CNH) composite Buckypapers (BPs) were fabricated using vacuum filtration technique. Structure and property relation of composite BPs were studied using scanning electron microscope, four probe technique, BET surface area and contact angle measurements. Properties such as ...


    By SusChem

  • Aviation fuel cleanliness

    This autumn sees the launch of the second edition of the EI’s handbook, 1550; a title which has become a key industry reference for everyone involved in handling aviation fuel since the first edition was issued in 2007. Martin Hunnybun, EI Technical Team Manager – Fuels & Fuel Handling, describes the new content. With over 20 specified performance parameters, jet fuel is one of ...


    By Energy Institute (EI)

  • Case study - Engine cell exhaust: RTO

    Problem A Mid-western outboard engine manufacturer bought a three year-old plant for the production of its marine engines. When finished the engines are removed from the assembly line and run for quality control. The 25,000 SCFM of exhaust from testing contains volatile organic compounds (VOCs) that require regulatory compliance. Also, within this exhaust is a great deal of water vapor ...

  • Gas cell selection for analysis of electronic gases

    APIMS and FTIR remain the preferred analytical tools for monitoring impurities in the electronic  specialty gases used by the semiconductor industry, although other tools such as CRDS are currently finding application in selected cases. FTIR spectroscopy offers the advantage of the simultaneous measurement of all gaseous species that exhibit dipole moment changes during vibrations at ...


    By CIC Photonics, Inc.

  • Future 5-Year Projection : Induced Pluripotent Stem Cell Industry Report

    Complete 2013-14 Induced Pluripotent Stem Cell Industry Report Order report by calling ReportsnReports.com at +1 888 391 5441 OR send an email on sales@reportsandreports.com with Induced Pluripotent Stem Cell Market in subject line and your contact details. Stem cell research and ...

  • Hardware-in-the-Loop testing platform for distributed generation systems

    The rapid validation of the expected performance of distributed generation installations is a critical step in the design process. However, the plethora of distributed generator types and the uniqueness of the load characteristics make the testing quite challenging. This paper introduces an original approach to Hardware-in-the-Loop simulation aimed to evaluate the performance and suitability of ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Coming In Out of the Cold: Hybrids Put to the Test

    Untitled Document Point Roberts, WA, Delta B.C.- May 25, 2004 With gas prices reaching an all time high and not much promise of an end in sight, hybrid technology is falling under the lens of some careful ...


    By Investor Ideas Inc

  • A comparative evaluation of palladium and platinum nanoparticles as catalysts in proton exchange membrane electrochemical cells

    The goal of the present study is the development and comparative characterisation of carbon-supported and nanostructured Pd- and Pt-based electrocatalysts for hydrogen oxidation in Proton Exchange Membrane (PEM) H2/O2(air) fuel cells and proton reduction in PEM water electrolysers. Catalysts have been synthesised in a solution using a combined impregnation/reduction polyol method. They have been ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Breakthroughs in testing technology as new global player emerges

    Engineers and developers now have a choice of engine testing technologies following the recognition by the United States Federal Register of the BG3 Partial Flow Dilution sampling (PFD) technology developed by Sierra Instruments for engine particulate emissions, R&D and certification. Building on this news, the Monterey, California - based company has also extended its global footprint this ...


    By Sierra Instruments, Inc.

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