Certificate Course

Hydrogen Fuel Cells

The course gives an introduction into hydrogen fuel cells.
The underlying chemistry is worked out in detail.
A practical application will also be given.
A toy car will be build using solar power and a hydrogen fuel cell.

Basic definition: A fuel cell is an electrochemical device in which the chemical energy of a conventional fuel is converted directly and usefully into low-voltage direct current electrical energy.
Basic Setup: Carbon-Oxygen direct fuel cell
Materials: Hydrogen, Oxygen. Water, Methane, Methanol, Acetylene, Ethylene, Carbon, Carbon Monoxide, Ammonia
Chemical Reactions
Anode, Cathode, Electrons
Anode Reactions, Cathode Reactions, Overall Cell Reaction
Electrolyte, Electrolyte Matrix
Phosphoric Acid Fuel Cell (PAFC)
Molten Carbonate Fuel Cell (MCFC)
Solid Oxide Fuel Cell (SOFC)
Proton Exchange Membrane Fuel Cell (PEMFC)
Hydrogen Oxygen Fuel Cells
Membranes, Ion Exchange Membranes
Nafion membranes (Perfluorosulfonate Ionomer), Application
Applications of Fuel Cells

Timetable and Enrollment Forms.

For further information contact Prof. W.-H. Steeb