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Nanostructured and Advanced Materials for Fuel Cells

1st Edition

Edited by San Ping Jiang, Pei Kang Shen

CRC Press

600 pages | 20 Color Illus. | 266 B/W Illus.

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Boasting chapters written by leading international experts, Nanostructured and Advanced Materials for Fuel Cells provides an overview of the progress that has been made so far in the material and catalyst development for fuel cells. The book covers the most recent developments detailing all aspects of synthesis, characterization, and performance.

It offers an overview on the principles, classifications, and types of fuels used in fuel cells, and discusses the critical properties, design, and advances made in various sealing materials. It provides an extensive review on the design, configuration, fabrication, modeling, materials, and stack performance of μ-SOFC technology, and addresses the advancement and challenges in the synthesis, characterization, and fundamental understanding of the catalytic activity of nitrogen-carbon, carbon, and noncarbon-based electro catalysts for PEM fuel cells. The authors explore the atomic layer deposition (ALD) technique, summarize the advancements in the fundamental understanding of the most successful Nafion membranes, and focus on the development of alternative and composite membranes for direct alcohol fuel cells (DAFCs). They also review current challenges and consider future development in the industry.

  • Includes 17 chapters, 262 figures, and close to 2000 references
  • Provides an extensive review of the carbon, nitrogen-carbon, and noncarbon-based electro catalysts for fuel cells
  • Presents an update on the latest materials development in conventional fuel cells and emerging fuel cells

This text is a single-source reference on the latest advances in the nano-structured materials and electro catalysts for fuel cells, the most efficient and emerging energy conversion technologies for the twenty-first century. It serves as a valuable resource for students, materials engineers, and researchers interested in fuel cell technology.

Reviews

"The demand for energy in the development of industry is growing. Therefore, there is an increasingly urgent need to develop new materials and devices for energy conversion. The role of fuel cells in the modern day technology is clear. The present book reports the progress in the development of fuel cells, including both fundamental and applied aspects of materials that are needed for high-performance fuel cells."

–J Nowotny

Solar Energy Technologies, University of Western Sydney, Australia

Table of Contents

Introduction

San Ping Jiang and Pei Kang Shen

Advanced Electrode Materials for Solid Oxide Fuel Cells

Ling Zhao and San Ping Jiang

Seals for Planar Solid Oxide Fuel Cells: The State of the Art

Teng Zhang and Shaorong Wang

Advances in Micro Solid Oxide Fuel Cells

Partha Sarkar and Saeid Amiri

Advances in Direct Carbon Fuel Cells

Cairong Jiang, Andrew C Chien, and John T S Irvine

Advances in Electrode Material Development in Molten Carbonate Fuel Cells

Gang Chen

Nanostructured Nitrogen–Carbon–Transition Metal Electrocatalysts for PEM Fuel Cell Oxygen Reduction Reaction

Gang Wu, Zhongwei Chen, and Jiujun Zhang

Advances of the Nanostructured Carbon-Based Catalysts for Low-Temperature Fuel Cells

Fengping Hu and Pei Kang Shen

Atomic Layer Deposition of Metals and Metal Oxides for Fuel Cell Applications

Caixia Zhang, Shuhui Sun, and Xueliang Sun

Noncarbon Material–Supported Electrocatalysts for Proton Exchange Membrane Fuel Cells

Vladimir Neburchilov and Jiujun Zhang

Understanding the Nanostructures in Nafion Membranes

Hongwei Zhang and Pei Kang Shen

Advances in Proton Exchange Membranes for Direct Alcohol Fuel Cells

Haekyoung Kim and Doo-Hwan Jung

Nanostructure Advances in Catalysts for Direct Alcohol Fuel Cells

XiaoChun Zhou and Hui Yang

Carbon Nanotubes and Nanofibers and Their Supported Catalysts for Direct Methanol Fuel Cells

Madhu Sudan Saha and Jiujun Zhang

Advanced Alkaline Polymer Electrolytes for Fuel Cell Applications

Jing Pan and Lin Zhuang

High-Temperature Inorganic Proton Conductors for Proton Exchange Membrane Fuel Cells

Haolin Tang, Junrui Li, and Mu Pan

Advances in Microbial Fuel Cells

Chang Ming Li and Yan Qiao

Index

About the Editors

Dr. San Ping Jiang is a professor at the department of chemical engineering and deputy director of the Fuels and Energy Technology Institute, Curtin University, Australia, and adjunct professor of the University of Sunshine Coast University, Australia. Dr. Jiang received his BEng from South China University of Technology in 1982 and his PhD from The City University, London in 1988. His research interests encompass fuel cells and water electrolysis, solid state ionics, electrocatalysis, and nanostructured functional materials. Dr. Jiang has published 250 journal papers.

Dr. Pei Kang Shen is a professor and director at the Advanced Materials Research Laboratory in Sun Yatsen University, China. He obtained his BSc degree in electrochemistry at Xiamen University in 1982, and his PhD in chemistry at Essex University in 1992. He is the author of over 200 publications in qualified journals or specialized books, of 40 patents, and of more than 100 meeting presentations. His research interests include fuel cells and batteries, electrochemistry of nanomaterials and of nanocomposite functional materials, and electrochemical engineering.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SCI024000
SCIENCE / Energy
TEC021000
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Material Science
TEC031010
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Power Resources / Alternative & Renewable