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Module Title Materials for Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technologies
SchoolMetallurgy and Materials
Department Metallurgy & Materials
Module Code 04 19688
Module Lead Prof David Book
Level Masters Level
Credits 10
Semester Semester 2
Restrictions None
Description The aim of the module is to provide an insight into the critical role materials science plays in a range of hydrogen and fuel cell technologies. The following will be included: 1. Materials in the Hydrogen Energy Economy - overview; 2. Methods of Hydrogen Production; 3. Hydrogen Storage; 4. PEM Fuel Cells; 5. Solid Oxide Fuel Cells; 6. Design of integrated hydrogen and fuel cell energy systems.
Learning Outcomes By the end of the module the student should be able to: 1. Appreciate and describe the use of functional materials in a range of hydrogen production, hydrogen storage and fuel cell technologies; 2. Understand the key materials challenges that need to be overcome, in order for the viable introduction of hydrogen and fuel technologies into the market; 3. Understand and describe the materials fabrication, characterization techniques that are required for the development of hydrogen production, hydrogen storage and fuel cell technology components; 4. Understand how the hydrogen and fuel cell technologies studied, might fit into a number of possible hydrogen energy-based economies.
Assessment 19688-01 : Exam : Exam (School Arranged) - Open Book (70%)
19688-03 : Coursework : Coursework (30%)
Assessment Methods & Exceptions Exam 70%, Coursework 30%
Other Chemistry
Reading List S.C. Singhal, K. Kendall, "High-temperature Solid Oxide Fuel Cells: Fundamentals, Design and Applications", Elsevier, ISBN 1856173879, 2003
James Larminie, Andrew Dicks, "Fuel Cell Systems Explained", John Wiley and Sons Ltd, ISBN 047084857X, 2003
Peter Hoffmann, "Tomorrow's energy : hydrogen, fuel cells, and the prospects for a cleaner planet", MIT Press, 2001