The role of the fuel in the operation, performance and degradation of fuel cells

D. J.L. Brett, E. Agante, N. P. Brandon, E. Brightman, R. J.C. Brown, M. Manage, Iain Staffell

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

1 Citation (Scopus)

Abstract

This chapter examines the role of the fuel in the operation, performance and degradation of fuel cells. The range of fuels that are of relevance to fuel cells are discussed and the performance from a thermodynamic perspective is analysed. As a route to hydrogen, various fuel processing options are considered along with an overview of the major storage techniques. Issues associated with alternative fuels are covered along with the deleterious properties of fuels and their impurities.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationFunctional Materials for Sustainable Energy Applications
EditorsJohn A. Kilner, Stephen J. Skinner, Stuart J.C. Irvine, Peter P. Edwards
Chapter9
Pages249-278
Number of pages30
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 28 Sep 2012

Keywords

  • AFC
  • biogas
  • coke formation
  • degradation
  • fuel
  • fuel cell
  • hydrogen
  • MCFC
  • methane
  • methanol
  • PAFC
  • particulates
  • PEFC
  • SOFC
  • sulphur poisoning

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'The role of the fuel in the operation, performance and degradation of fuel cells'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

  • Cite this

    Brett, D. J. L., Agante, E., Brandon, N. P., Brightman, E., Brown, R. J. C., Manage, M., & Staffell, I. (2012). The role of the fuel in the operation, performance and degradation of fuel cells. In J. A. Kilner, S. J. Skinner, S. J. C. Irvine, & P. P. Edwards (Eds.), Functional Materials for Sustainable Energy Applications (pp. 249-278) https://doi.org/10.1533/9780857096371.3.247