Comparative study of different fuel cell technologies

Mekhilef, Saad and Saidur, Rahman and Safari, Azadeh (2012) Comparative study of different fuel cell technologies. Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, 16 (1). pp. 981-989. ISSN 1364-0321

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Official URL: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.rser.2011.09.020

Abstract

Fuel cells generate electricity and heat during electrochemical reaction which happens between the oxygen and hydrogen to form the water. Fuel cell technology is a promising way to provide energy for rural areas where there is no access to the public grid or where there is a huge cost of wiring and transferring electricity. In addition, applications with essential secure electrical energy requirement such as uninterruptible power supplies (UPS), power generation stations and distributed systems can employ fuel cells as their source of energy. The current paper includes a comparative study of basic design, working principle, applications, advantages and disadvantages of various technologies available for fuel cells. In addition, techno-economic features of hydrogen fuel cell vehicles (FCV) and internal combustion engine vehicles (ICEV) are compared. The results indicate that fuel cell systems have simple design, high reliability, noiseless operation, high efficiency and less environmental impact. The aim of this paper is to serve as a convenient reference for fuel cell power generation reviews.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: 871UZ Times Cited:1 Cited References Count:56
Uncontrolled Keywords: Comparative study, Fuel cell, Fuel cell technologies, Fuel cell vehicle, Internal combustion engine, Comparative studies, Distributed systems, Electrical energy, Electrochemical reactions, Fuel cell power generation, Fuel cell system, Generate electricity, High reliability, Hydrogen fuel cell vehicles, Internal combustion, Internal combustion engine vehicles, Source of energy, Techno-economics, Working principles, Combustion, Electric generators, Electric power generation, Environmental impact, Gas fuel purification, Hydrogen, Hydrogen fuels, Internal combustion engines, Power supply circuits, Rural areas, Technology, Uninterruptible power systems, Fuel cells.
Subjects: T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
T Technology > TJ Mechanical engineering and machinery
T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering
Depositing User: Mr Jenal S
Date Deposited: 07 Feb 2013 00:54
Last Modified: 27 Nov 2019 08:29
URI: http://eprints.um.edu.my/id/eprint/4709

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