Redox Reactions: Fuel Cells
Part of a comprehensive 9-part series exploring the chemistry of both galvanic and electrolytic cells, and their many important applications.
Outlines the basic chemistry and construction of fuel cells, tracing their development from the alkaline fuel cells vital to the US Space program. Surveys current formats used
in transport and stationary power applications (including Combined Heat and Power systems).
Their potential to power portable electronic devices is also explored.
- the alkaline fuel cell
- fuel cells and transport
- the hydrogen economy
- electric cars: fuel cell or battery?
- carbon footprints
- stationary power
- CHP (combined heat and power)
- portable fuel cells
Chemistry Consultant: Warren Moseley (Co-author, Heinnemann Chemistry 2; former member VCAA Chemistry Standing C’tee).
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