A basic model of hydrogen circulation in a proton exchange membrane (PEM) fuel cell

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Title: A basic model of hydrogen circulation in a proton exchange membrane (PEM) fuel cell
Author: Akgerman, Bora
Abstract: The fuel cell has come a long way since Sir Hubert Davy built the first prototype in 1801 . After a slow 150 years , the fuel cell came to the attention of the world with the first slew of fuel cell operated vehicles in the 1950's . The next decade saw fuel cells used in NASA's Gemini and Apollo space missions . The 1990's have seen fuel cells in power plants , city busses , and space shuttle missions . Currently , $1 billion has been invested worldwide to investigate fuel cell operated vehicles as an alternate to Internal Combustion Engine (ICE ) operated vehicles . With fuel cell efficiencies nearing 50 % , low emissions and better reliability , fuel cell research is at an all -time high . This research will investigate the performance of the hydrogen circulation system of a Proton Exchange Membrane (PEM ) fuel cell specifically designed for a hybrid vehicle . System parameters will be analyzed to find the optimum operating conditions for the hydrogen circulation system .
URI: http : / /hdl .handle .net /2346 /17470
Date: 1999-12

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A basic model of hydrogen circulation in a proton exchange membrane (PEM) fuel cell. Master's thesis, Texas Tech University. Available electronically from http : / /hdl .handle .net /2346 /17470 .

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