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What is Fuel Cell

Hydrogen Fuel Cell Technology for Stationary Applications
An electric cell, which, unlike accumulator cells, can be continuously supplied with fuel, so that the electrical power at the output of this electric cell can be maintained indefinitely. Therefore, the fuel cell converts hydrogen or hydrogen-based fuels directly into electricity and heat through the electrochemical reaction of hydrogen with oxygen.
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Hydrogen Fuel Cell Technologies for Sustainable Stationary Applications
Raluca-Andreea Felseghi (Ștefan cel Mare University of Suceava, Romania) and Florin Badea (Romanian Association, Transylvania Branch for Hydrogen Energy, Romania)
Copyright: © 2021 |Pages: 20
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-7998-4945-2.ch007
Science has shown that there are two sustainable alternatives to providing energy needs: renewable energy resources and fuel cells-hydrogen-based energy, which will play a complementary role in securing global energy resources. By promoting the use of hydrogen-based energy technologies, as clean energy technologies for stationary applications, at the level of local communities, industrial and commercial communities, research topics in this field will help the practical development of sustainable and clean energy systems. This chapter provides an overview of fuel cells highlighting aspects related to fuel cell short history, the main components and operating principles of fuel cells, the main constructive fuel cell types, and the main ways of powering stationary applications through the hydrogen fuel cell technologies.
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Hydrogen-Energy Vector Within a Sustainable Energy System for Stationary Applications
A device that continuously changes the chemical energy of a fuel (such as hydrogen) and an oxidant directly into electrical energy.
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Use of Hydrogen and Fuel Cells for Refrigerated Transport
An electrochemical device that produces electricity by combining a fuel, usually hydrogen, with oxygen. In this reaction, electrons are freed from the hydrogen in the fuel cell by a catalyst, and gain energy from the chemical reaction binding hydrogen and oxygen; this provides a source for electric current. The exhaust of hydrogen fuel cells consists simply of water. Fuel cells are currently used in spacecraft, and increasingly in ground transportation, with potential use everywhere electricity is required.
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Micro-Electromechanical Systems for Underwater Environments
A fuel cell is a device which generates electricity by a chemical reaction. Every fuel cell has two electrodes, the anode and cathode. Electricity is produced by the reactions taking place at the electrodes.
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Micro-Grid Planning and Resilience Within Bulk System Planning and Operation
A fuel cell is an electrochemical cell that converts the chemical energy of a fuel (often hydrogen and an oxidizing agent (often oxygen) into electricity through a pair of redox reactions.
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Nano-Structured Materials for Efficient Energy Storage and Conversion
It is an electrochemical cell that converts the chemical energy of fuel and oxidizing agent into electricity.
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Nanostructured Materials for the Realization of Electrochemical Energy Storage and Conversion Devices: Status and Prospects
An electrochemical device that resembles a combustion engine, which requires some form of fuel to run, but like a battery it directly converts chemical energy into electrical energy.
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