Limitations of commercializing fuel cell technologies

Nordin, Normayati (2009) Limitations of commercializing fuel cell technologies. In: 10th Asian International Conference On Fluid Machinery, 21-23 October 2009, Kuala Lumpur Malaysia.

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Abstract

Fuel cell is the technology that, nowadays, is deemed having a great potential to be used in supplying energy. Basically, fuel cells can be categorized particularly by the kind of employed electrolyte. Several fuel cells types which are currently identified having huge potential to be utilized, namely, Solid Oxide Fuel Cells (SOFC), Molten Carbonate Fuel Cells (MCFC), Alkaline Fuel Cells (AFC), Phosphoric Acid Fuel Cells (PAFC), Polymer Electron Membrane Fuel Cell (PEMFC), Direct Methanol Fuel Cells 0*)MFC) and Regenerative Fuel Cells O^FC). In general, each of these fuel cells types has their own characteristics and specifications which assign the capability and suitability of them to be utilized for any particular applications. Stationary power generations and transport applications are the two most significant applications currently aimed for the fuel cell market. It is generally accepted that there are lots of advantages if fuel cells can be excessively commercialized primarily in context of environmental concerns and energy security. Nevertheless, this is a demanding task to be accomplished, as there is some gap in fuel cells technology itself which needs a major enhancement. It can be concluded, from the previous study, cost, durability and performance are identified as the main limitations to be firstly overcome in enabling fuel cells technology become viable for the market.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords:fuel cells; polymer electron membrance fuel cell (PEMFC); phosphoric acid fuel cells (PAFC); alkaline fuel cells (AFC); molten carbonate fuel cells (MCFC); solid oxide fuel cells (SOFC); direct membrance fuel cells (DMFC); regenerative fuel cells (RFC)
Subjects:T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering > TK2896-2986 Production of electricity by direct energy conversion
Divisions:Faculty of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering > Department of Plant and Automotive Engineering
ID Code:2050
Deposited By:Khairunnisa Ahmad
Deposited On:05 Oct 2011 15:48
Last Modified:05 Oct 2011 15:48

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