FUEL CELLS JONATHAN GOHEEN
WHAT are fuel cells? • Energy devices that continuously transform chemical energy to electrical energy. • Fuel often used is Hydrogen • Very efficient with environment friendly by-products.
HOW does it work? • Hydrogen and Oxygen flow • Use of anodes and cathodes • Polymer electrolyte membrane • Electrons must travel in an external circuit • Formation of H20
THERMO relevance • ∆(Free Energy)=∆(enthalpy)-(T)∆(entropy) • Thermodynamics is sweet!!
Conclusion • Get to know fuel cells!!! • They are the FUTURE!!
References • http://www.howstuffworks.com/fuel-cell.htm • www.boeing.com/.../2008/q2/080403a_pr.html • http://encarta.msn.com/encyclopedia_761575389/fuel_cell.html • http://www.nersc.gov/news/science/sandwich.p