A Basic Overview of Fuel Cells: Materials and Applications


A Basic Overview of Fuel Cells: Materials and Applications

Jayshree Ramkumar, S. Chandramouleeswaran

In this chapter, the history of fuel cells from invention to modern days is discussed. The 19th century saw the development of steam engine while in the 20th century, the combustion engine was dominant and it is quite probable that the 21st century will be the era of fuel cells. The various types of fuel cells with their advantages, disadvantages and principal applications are reviewed in this chapter.

Fuel Cells, Principle of Operation, History of Fuel Cells, Fuel Design

Published online 1/2/2018, 15 pages

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.21741/9781945291470-5

Part of Smart Polymers and Composites

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