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

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dc.degree.department Mechanical Engineering en_US
dc.degree.discipline Mechanical Engineering en_US
dc.degree.grantor Texas Tech University en_US
dc.degree.level Masters en_US
dc.degree.name M .S .M .E . en_US
dc.rights.availability unrestricted en_US
dc.creator Akgerman , Bora en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2014 -06 -06T20 :50 :39Z
dc.date.available 2011 -02 -18T22 :03 :22Z en_US
dc.date.available 2014 -06 -06T20 :50 :39Z
dc.date.issued 1999 -12 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http : / /hdl .handle .net /2346 /17470 en_US
dc.description.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 . en_US
dc.language.iso en _US en_US
dc.publisher Texas Tech University en_US
dc.subject Ion exchange en_US
dc.subject Motor fuels en_US
dc.subject Hydrogen as fuel en_US
dc.subject Fuel cells en_US
dc.subject Ion -permeable membranes en_US
dc.title A basic model of hydrogen circulation in a proton exchange membrane (PEM ) fuel cell en_US
dc.type Electronic Thesis en_US

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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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