Fuel Cells

Selected Entries from the Encyclopedia of Sustainability Science and Technology

  • Klaus-Dieter Kreuer

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vi
  2. Klaus-Dieter Kreuer
    Pages 1-7
  3. Robert C. T. Slade, Jamie P. Kizewski, Simon D. Poynton, Rong Zeng, John R. Varcoe
    Pages 9-29
  4. Michael van den Bossche, Steven McIntosh
    Pages 31-76
  5. Julia Kunze, Odysseas Paschos, Ulrich Stimming
    Pages 77-95
  6. Günther G. Scherer
    Pages 97-119
  7. K. Sasaki, Y. Nojiri, Y. Shiratori, S. Taniguchi
    Pages 121-177
  8. Choong-Gon Lee
    Pages 217-248
  9. A. de Frank Bruijn, Gaby J. M. Janssen
    Pages 249-303
  10. Stephen J. Paddison, Hubert A. Gasteiger
    Pages 341-367
  11. Sridhar V. Kanuri, Sathya Motupally
    Pages 369-389
  12. Max Molleo, Thomas J. Schmidt, Brian C. Benicewicz
    Pages 391-431
  13. John F. Elter
    Pages 433-472
  14. Ulrike I. Kramm, Peter Bogdanoff, Sebastian Fiechter
    Pages 519-575
  15. Steven J. Hamrock, Andrew M. Herring
    Pages 577-605
  16. Harumi Yokokawa, Teruhisa Horita
    Pages 607-656
  17. A. Atkinson, S. J. Skinner, J. A. Kilner
    Pages 657-685
  18. John Bøgild Hansen, Niels Christiansen
    Pages 687-730
  19. K. U. Birnbaum, R. Steinberger-Wilkens, P. Zapp
    Pages 731-790
  20. Back Matter
    Pages 791-801

About this book


The expected end of the “oil age” will lead to increasing focus and reliance on alternative energy conversion devices, among which fuel cells have the potential to play an important role.  Not only can phosphoric acid and solid oxide fuel cells already efficiently convert today’s fossil fuels, including methane, into electricity, but other types of fuel cells, such as polymer electrolyte membrane fuel cells, have the potential to become the cornerstones of a possible future hydrogen economy.

Featuring 21 peer-reviewed entries from the Encyclopedia of Sustainability Science and Technology, Fuel Cells offers concise yet comprehensive coverage of the current state of research and identifies key areas for future investigation.  Internationally renowned specialists provide authoritative introductions to a wide variety of fuel cell types, and discuss materials, components, and systems for these technologies. The entries also cover sustainability and marketing considerations, including comparisons of fuel cells with alternative technologies.

Represents a one-stop reference in this key area of alternate energy and sustainability research

Covers solid oxide, molten carbonate, phosphoric acid, and polymer electrolyte membrane fuel cells

Discusses R&D, sustainability, and marketing considerations

Presents authoritative, peer-reviewed entries from the Encyclopedia of Sustainability Science and Technology


Alkaline Membrane Fuel Cells Direct Hydrocarbon Solid Oxide Fuel Cells Encyclopedia of Sustainability Science and Technology FEM-FC Fuel Cell Electrochemistry Fuel Cell Types Fuel Cells Science and Technology Book Molten Carbonate Fuel Cells PE Fuel Cell Systems PEM Fuel Cell Materials PEM Fuel Cells PFSA Phosphoric Acid Fuel Cells Polybenzimidazole Fuel Cell Technology Proton Exchange Membrane Fuel Cells SOFC Solid Oxide Fuel Cell Materials Solid Oxide Fuel Cells

Editors and affiliations

  • Klaus-Dieter Kreuer
    • 1
  1. 1.FestkörperforschungMax-Planck-Institut fürStuttgartGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media New York 2013
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Energy
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4614-5784-8
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4614-5785-5
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