1st Edition

Hydrogen Utilization in Fuel Cells

    488 Pages 115 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    Hydrogen Utilization in Fuel Cells introduces the fundamentals, characteristics, and applications of fuel cells, materials used, the role of hydrogen in different fuel cell types, and applications of fuel cells in transportation and small portable and stationary power systems.

    • Introduces the electrochemistry and thermodynamics of fuel cells.

    • Provides an overview of fuel cells materials.

    • Discusses applications of fuel cells applications in transportation and energy systems.

    • Describes the role of hydrogen in various fuel cells.

    • Details the kinetics, performance, stability, and environmental challenges of fuel cells.

    Part of the multi-volume Handbook of Hydrogen Production and Applications, this standalone book guides researchers and academics in chemical, environmental, energy, and related areas of engineering interested in development and implementation of hydrogen production technologies.

    Section I: Introduction to Fuel Cells. 1. Fundamentals, Characteristics and Applications of Fuel Cells. 2. The Electrochemistry and Thermodynamics of Fuel Cells. 3. Kinetics and Performance of Fuel Cells. 4. Fuel Cell Comparison to Conventional Power Generation Technologies. 5. Environmental Challenges of Fuel Cells. 6. Stability, Durability, and Lifetime of Fuel Cells. 7. Characterization Methods for Fuel Cells Materials and Components. Section II: Fuel Cells Materials. 8. Fuel Cells Cathodic Materials and Catalysts. 9. Fuel Cells Anodic Materials and Catalysts. 10. Fuel Cell Electrolyte Materials. Section III: Role of Hydrogen in Fuel Cells. 11. Role of Hydrogen in Polymer Electrolyte Fuel Cell Systems. 12. Role of Hydrogen in Polymer Electrolyte Membrane Fuel Cells. 13. Role of Hydrogen in Proton-Exchange Membrane Fuel Cells. 14. Role of Hydrogen in Alkaline and Acid Membrane Fuel Cells. 15. Role of Hydrogen in Polybenzimidazole Fuel Cell. 16. Role of Hydrogen in Phosphoric Acid Fuel Cells. 17. Role of Hydrogen in Molten Carbonate Fuel Cells. 18. Role of Hydrogen in Solid Oxide Fuel Cells. 19. Role of Hydrogen in Direct Methanol Fuel Cells. 20. Role of Hydrogen in Zinc-air Fuel Cells. 21. Role of Hydrogen in Biofuel Cells. Section IV: Fuel Cells Applications. 22. Application of Fuel Cells in Transportation. 23. Application of Fuel Cells for Small Portable Power. 24. Application of Fuel Cells for Stationary Power System


    Mohammad Reza Rahimpour is a professor in Chemical Engineering at Shiraz University, Iran. He received his Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from Shiraz University joint with University of Sydney, Australia 1988. He started his independent career as Assistant Professor in September 1998 at Shiraz University. Prof. M.R. Rahimpour, was a Research Associate at University of California, Davis from 2012 till 2017. During his stay in University of California, he developed different reaction networks and catalytic processes such as thermal and plasma reactors for upgrading of lignin bio-oil to biofuel with collaboration of UCDAVIS. He has been a Chair of Department of Chemical Engineering at Shiraz University from 2005 till 2009 and from 2015 till 2020. Prof. M.R. Rahimpour leads a research group in fuel processing technology focused on the catalytic conversion of fossil fuels such as natural gas, and renewable fuels such as bio-oils derived from lignin to valuable energy sources. He provides young distinguished scholars with perfect educational opportunities in both experimental methods and theoretical tools in developing countries to investigate in-depth research in the various field of chemical engineering including carbon capture, chemical looping, membrane separation, storage and utilization technologies, novel technologies for natural gas conversion and improving the energy efficiency in the production and use of natural gas industries.

    Mohammad Amin Makarem is a research associate at Shiraz University. His research interests are gas separation and purification, nanofluids, microfluidics, catalyst synthesis, reactor design, and green energy. In gas separation, his focus is on experimental and theoretical investigation and optimization of the pressure swing adsorption process, and in the gas purification field, he is working on novel technologies such as microchannels. Recently, he has investigated methods of synthesizing bio-template nanomaterials and catalysts. Besides, he has collaborated in writing and editing various books and book chapters for famous publishers such as Elsevier, Springer, and Wiley.

    Parvin Kiani is a research associate at Shiraz University. Her research has focused on gas separation, clean energy, and catalyst synthesis. In the clean energy field, she has worked on different reforming-based processes for syngas production from methane experimentally. She has also synthesized novel catalysts for these processes which are tested in for the first time. Recently, she has written various book chapters for famous publishers such as Elsevier and the Royal Society of Chemistry.