Fuel Cells and HydrogenCollege of Engineering
This course reviews the science and engineering of fuel cells and fuel processors, the generation of hydrogen and its safe handling and storage. The major types of fuel cells are reviewed. Topics include the design, operation and performance of fuel cells, electrodes, electrolytes, and their assemblies, bipolar plates, manifolds, diffusion, electrochemistry, humidification, and modeling. Fuel reforming, the major methods of hydrogen generation, storage, handling and safety, and the use of hydrogen as a viable energy carrier are also primary topics. Students registered for EME6163 will be assigned an extra project.