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ESE-814 Fuel Cells
Campus CES
Programs PG
Session Fall Semester 2016
Course Title Fuel Cells
Course Code ESE-814
Credit Hours 3-0
Pre-Requisutes B.E (Chemical, Mechanical, Electrical, Environmental and Materials)
Course Objectives Course Outline:

Hydrogen as a Fuel, Different Hydrogen Production Methods, Hydrogen Storage, Fuel Cell Working Principle, Thermodynamics and Electrochemical principles, Fuel Cell Classification, Fuel Cell Electrolytes, Fuel Cell Electrodes, Fuel Cell Types, Fuel Cell Applications for Power, Fuel Cell Applications for Transportation.

Course Objectives:

Course objective is to introduce students to the concepts of hydrogen economy, introduction to the fuel cells, their types and their application in stationary and portable devices.
Detail Content Learning Outcome:

The student will be able to appreciate the potential of hydrogen production from competitive sources and its use in a fuel cell to produce electric energy. The student will become abreast of the fact that the fuel cell route is currently plagued with low energy intensity despite being promising, hence will generate the knowledge and spirit to resolve the underlying causes.


Detailed Contents:

No.

Topics

Text

Books

Allocated Periods

1.

Hydrogen as Fuel: Hydrogen as a Fuel, Different Hydrogen Production Methods, Hydrogen Storage

RBG

8

2.

Fuel Cells: Fuel Cell Working Principle, Thermodynamics and Electrochemical principles, V-I Diagram, Components of Fuel Cells.

RSW

SMN

8

3.

Types to Fuel Cells: Basis of Classification, Polymer Electrolyte Membrane (PEM), Direct Methanol Fuel Cells (DMFC), Alkaline Fuel Cells, Phosphoric Acid Fuel Cells, Molten Carbonate Fuel Cells, Solid Oxide Fuel Cells (SOFC)

RSW

SMN

8

4.

Materials in Fuel Cells and there advancements: Fuel Cell Materials, Electrolytes, Fuel Cell Electrodes, Substrates, Fuel Cell Stacks

MGK

6

5.

Fuel Cells Applications: Fuel Cell Applications for Power, Fuel Cell Applications for Transportation. Fuel Cells for Stationary Devices, Fuel Cells for Portable devices

SPM

8

6.

Fuel Cell Process Design


 Operating and design variables
 Examination of process flow diagrams
 Theoretical and practical efficiencies: trade-off of heat and work
Rankine and Brayton cycles
 SOFC - gas turbine combined cycle system
 PEM system: material recycle and heat integration

 

 

5

7.

Fuel Cell Advancements: Micro Fuel Cells, Fuel cells usage in Submarine and Satellites. Special Applications

SPM

4

Text/Ref Books

S. No

Title

Author(s)

Assigned Code

1.

Hydrogen Fuel

Ram B Gupta

RBG

2.

Fuel Cell Fundamentals

Ryan O’ Hayre, Suk Won

RSW

3.

Fuel Cell Technology

Sammes, Nigel

SMN

4.

Materials for Fuel Cells

M Gasik

MGK

5.

Fuel Cells: from fundamentals to applications

Supramaniam

SPM

Time Schedule Fall Semester 2014
Faculty/Resource Person Name Of Faculty:
Dr. Zuhair S. Khan, Ph.D.