Proton Exchange Membrane Fuel Cells: Contamination and Mitigation Strategies, 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

Proton Exchange Membrane Fuel Cells

Contamination and Mitigation Strategies, 1st Edition

Edited by Hui Li, Shanna Knights, Zheng Shi, John W. Van Zee, Jiujun Zhang

CRC Press

436 pages | 137 B/W Illus.

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Hardback: 9781439806784
pub: 2010-04-14

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Large-scale commercialization of proton exchange membrane fuel cell (PEMFC) technology has been hindered by issues of reliability, durability, and cost, which are all related to the degradation of fuel cell performance. This degradation often has root causes in contamination from fuel, air streams, or system components. With contributions from international scientists and engineers active in PEMFC research, Proton Exchange Membrane Fuel Cells: Contamination and Mitigation Strategies discusses the impacts of contamination and the contamination mitigation strategies to improve fuel cell performance and durability.

The book covers the nature, sources, and electrochemistry of contaminants; their effects on fuel cell performance and lifetime; and the mechanisms of contamination. Exploring the major findings from experimental and theoretical studies in contamination-related research, the expert contributors present methods and tools used for diagnosing various contamination phenomena, along with strategies for mitigating the adverse effects of contamination. They also describe key issues in the future R&D of fuel cell contamination and control.

Helping to facilitate pioneering PEMFC R&D and accelerate sustainable commercialization, this book contains the latest research efforts and novel developments as well as important new directions in PEMFC contamination. It offers a comprehensive overview of nearly every aspect of fuel cell contamination, from fundamentals to applications.

Table of Contents

PEM Fuel Cell Principles and Introduction to Contamination Issues, Shanna Knights

Fuel Cell Contaminants: Sources and Chemical/Electrochemical Reactions, Jianlu Zhang, Zheng Shi, Hui Li, and Jiujun Zhang

Cathode Contamination, Hui Li, Jianlu Zhang, Zheng Shi, Datong Song, and Jiujun Zhang

Anode Contamination, Daijun Yang, Jianxin Ma, and Jinli Qiao

Membrane Electrode Assembly Contamination, S.R. Dhanushkodi, M.W. Fowler, A.G. Mazza, and M.D. Pritzker

Cathode Contamination Modeling, Zheng Shi, Datong Song, Hui Li, Jianlu Zhang, Zhong-Sheng Liu, and Jiujun Zhang

Anode Contamination Modeling, Nada Zamel and Xianguo Li

Membrane Contamination Modeling, Thomas E. Springer and Brian Kienitz

Impurity Mitigation Strategies, Cunping Huang, Xinyu Huang, and Marianne Rodgers

About the Editors

Hui Li is a research associate and project leader of the PEMFC Contamination Consortium at the National Research Council of Canada Institute for Fuel Cell Innovation (NRC-IFCI).

Shanna Knights is program manager of MEA Technology in the R&D department at Ballard Power Systems.

Zheng Shi is a research officer at the NRC-IFCI.

John W. Van Zee is a professor in the Department of Chemical Engineering at the University of South Carolina and director of the National Science Foundation’s Center for Fuel Cells.

Jiujun Zhang is a senior research officer and PEM Catalysis Core Competency leader at the NRC-IFCI.

About the Series

Green Chemistry and Chemical Engineering

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SCIENCE / Chemistry / Industrial & Technical
SCIENCE / Energy
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Environmental / General