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Module Title LM Fuel Cell Technologies
SchoolChemical Engineering
Department Chemical Engineering
Module Code 04 37607
Module Lead Prof Robert Steinberger-Wilckens
Level Masters Level
Credits 10
Semester Semester 1
Pre-requisites Introduction to Electrochemistry - (04 26223)
Co-requisites - (04 37591)
Techniques for Fuel Cell Characterisation - (03 26219)
LM Hydrogen and hydrogen-based fuels (H2HF) - (04 37590)
LM Principles of Hydrogen Safety - (04 28864)
LM Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Laboratories (FCHLAB) - (04 37592)
Restrictions None
Description Fuel cells are a modern technology to convert chemical energy (fuels) into electricity and heat at very high efficiencies. Apart from water (and CO2, depending on fuel type) there are no harmful emissions from the process. The module will cover uel Cell technologies and their science
  • • electrochemistry/thermodynamics/energy analysis tools
  • • applications of fuel cells and hydrogen
  • • low temperature fuel cells, materials, designs, fuels, and systems
  • high temperature fuel cells, materials, designs, fuels, and systems
  • • fuels for fuel cells
  • • fuel cell systems
  • • environmental analysis, market introduction, economy, and policy framework.
Learning Outcomes By the end of the module students should be able to:
  • Present and criticise the potential, benefits, boundary conditions, and prospects of employing fuel cell technology today and in future markets
  • Describe the Physics, Chemistry and Engineering of fuel cell technologies and be able to apply this knowledge to moderately complex problems
  • Choose appropriate technology when faced with a moderately complex engineering design task
  • Communicate information, concepts, problems and solutions to specialists and non-specialists.
Assessment Methods & Exceptions 50% written unseen exam, 1 hour
50% individual coursework report 4000 words
Reassessment: 100% coursework
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