Fuel Cell Technologies: State and Perspectives

Proceedings of the NATO Advanced Research Workshop on Fuel Cell Technologies: State and Perspectives Kyiv, Ukraine 6–10 June 2004

  • Nigel Sammes
  • Alevtina Smirnova
  • Oleksandr Vasylyev

Part of the NATO Science Series book series (NAII, volume 202)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. A.K. Demin
    Pages 11-18
  3. N. Sammes, Y. Du
    Pages 19-34
  4. J.T.S. Irvine, T. Politova, N. Zakowsky, A. Kruth, S. Tao, R. Travis et al.
    Pages 35-47
  5. A. Smirnova, D. Kang, N. Sammes
    Pages 59-72
  6. N. Koprinarov, M. Konstantinova, G. Pchelarov, M. Marinov
    Pages 81-95
  7. V. Shemet, J. Piron-Abellan, W.J. Quadakkers, L. Singheiser
    Pages 97-106
  8. L. Blum, R. Steinberger-Wilckens, W.A. Meulenberg, H. Nabielek
    Pages 107-122
  9. R. Steinberger-Wilckens, L.G.J. De Haart, I.C. Vinke, L. Blum, A. Cramer, J. Remmel et al.
    Pages 123-134
  10. D.I. Savytskii, L. Vasylechko, U. Bismayer, C. Paulmann, M. Berkowski
    Pages 135-147
  11. V.L. Kozhevnikov, I.A. Leonidov, M.V. Patrakeev, J.A. Bahteeva
    Pages 149-155
  12. O.M. Dudnik, I.S. Sokolovska
    Pages 163-174
  13. V.YU. Baklan, M. V. Uminsky, I. P. Kolesnikova
    Pages 181-186
  14. E. Chinarro, J.C. Perez, B. Moreno, M. Carrasco, J.R. Jurado
    Pages 187-192
  15. YU.M. Solonin, D.B. Dan’Ko, O.Z. Galiy, I.A. Kossko, G.YA. Kolbasov, I.A. Rusetskii
    Pages 193-198

About these proceedings

Introduction

Fuel Cells have become a potentially highly efficient sustainable source of energy and electricity for an ever-demanding power hungry world. The two main types of fuel cells ripe for commercialisation are the high temperature solid oxide fuel cell (SOFC) and the low temperature polymer electrolyte membrane fuel cell (PEM). The commercial uses of which include, but are not limited to, military, stand-by power, commercial and industrial, and remoter power. However, all aspects of the electricity market are being considered.

This book has brought together a team of world-renowned experts in all aspects of fuel cell development for both SOFC and PEM in a workshop environment. The workshop held between June 6–10, 2004 was held in the capital city of the Ukraine, Kiev. The reason for the venue was that Ukraine is the third largest resource of zircon sands, a major source of material for the solid oxide fuel cell. Ukraine is looking at undertaking a very large effort in the solid oxide fuel cell arena, and hopes, one day, to be an international player in this market, and this book is an outcome from the workshop. The book focuses on the issues related to fuel cells, particularly the state-of-the-art internationally, the issues that were of particular interest for getting fuel cells fully commercialized, and advances in fuel cell materials and technology. The focus was on all types of fuel cells, but the emphasis was particularly on solid oxide fuel cells (SOFC), due to their importance to the host country. The book is an essential reference to researchers, academics and industrialists interested in up-to-date information on SOFC and PEM development.

Keywords

direct methanol fuel cell electricity electrolysis fuel cell hydrogen polymer polymer electrolyte membrane fuel cell

Editors and affiliations

  • Nigel Sammes
    • 1
  • Alevtina Smirnova
    • 2
  • Oleksandr Vasylyev
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Mechanical EngineeringUniversity of ConnecticutStorrsUSA
  2. 2.Department of Materials Science and EngineeringUniversity of ConnecticutStorrsUSA
  3. 3.Frantcevych Institute for Problems of Materials ScienceNational Academy of Science of UkraineKyivUkraine

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/1-4020-3498-9
  • Copyright Information Springer 2005
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Chemistry and Materials Science
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4020-3496-1
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4020-3498-5
  • Series Print ISSN 1568-2609
  • About this book