Fuel Cell Fundamentals

Catalog Search > Engineering/Engineering Technology > MECH.5290

Note: This course is not available for the current semester.

Course No: MECH.5290; Last Offered: No Data;

Course Description

The primary objective of this course is to understand the fundamental science and engineering of fuel cells and redox flow batteries (i.e., reversible fuel cells). The fundamental principles of electrochemistry, thermodynamics, and kinetics of electrochemical reaction processes, as well as mass transport in electrochemical energy systems will be considered. Emphasis will be placed on operating principles and the design and diagnostics of the proton exchange membrane fuel cell as a portable energy conversion system, and the vanadium redox flow battery as a large-scale energy storage system. Cell components and their influence on the overall performance of these systems will be discussed in detail. An introduction to the cost analysis of electrochemical energy storage will be presented.

Prerequisites & Notes

  • Prerequisites:
  • Special Notes:
  • Credits: 3;

Questions About This Course?

Contact the Advising Center at 978-934-2474 or Continuing_Education@uml.edu

Use the Back button in your browser to go back to search results.