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Solar-hydrogen powered proton exchange membrane fuel cell(PEMFC) modeling and simulation

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dc.contributor.advisor Wickremaarachchi, S.K. 2011-07-23T03:51:43Z 2011-07-23T03:51:43Z
dc.description.abstract The main scope of this study provides a research insight on direct solar Hydrogen-proton exchange membrane fuel cell concept and the description of fuel cell operating principles is followed by a modeling and simulation of the current fuel cell technology together with issues concerning Hydrogen fuel. Appropriate applications for current and perceived potential advances of fuel cell technology are discussed. Fuel cell modeling is helpful for fuel cell developers because it can lead to fuel cell design improvements, as well as, better, and more efficient fuel cells. The model must be robust and accurate and be able to provide solutions to fuel cell problems quickly. A good model should predict fuel cell performance under a wide range of fuel cell operating conditions. Even a modest fuel cell model will have large predictive power. The necessary improvements for fuel cell performance and operation demand better design, materials, and optimization. These issues can only be addressed if realistic mathematical process models are available. Fuel cells are one of the cleanest and most efficient technologies for generating electricity. Since there is no combustion, there are none of the pollutants commonly produced by boilers and furnaces. For systems designed to consume hydrogen directly, the only products are electricity, water and heat. Fuel cells are an important technology for a potentially wide variety of applications including on-site electric power for households and commercial buildings; supplemental or auxiliary power to support car, truck and aircraft systems; power for personal, mass and commercial transportation; and the modular addition by utilities of new power generation closely tailored to meet growth in power consumption. These applications will be in a large number of industries worldwide. The theoretical development of the proton exchange membrane fuel cell (PEMFC) is discussed with the areas under electro chemistry, thermal distribution, and pressure. The particular simulations and modeling are discussed by using modeling software
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.title Solar-hydrogen powered proton exchange membrane fuel cell(PEMFC) modeling and simulation
dc.type Thesis-Full-text
dc.identifier.faculty Engineering en_US MSc en_US
dc.identifier.department Department of Electrical Engineering en_US 2010
dc.identifier.accno 94543 en_US

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