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Fuel Cell and battery - 4PMPPAC1

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  • Number of hours

    • Lectures : 14.0
    • Tutorials : 10.0
    ECTS : 1.5

Goals

Describe how the electrochemical properties and mass and energy tansfer translate into electrochemical generator performances. Presentation of the principal commercial systems.

Level: advanced lecture in electrochemistry and chemical engineerings

Contact Christine LEFROU

Content

  • A - Introduction and theoretical characteristics
    • AI - Charge/discharge of an electrochemical generator
    • AII - Theoretical capacity (Faradaylaw). Case of the supercapacitors
    • AIII - Theoretical tension and energy: Nernst law
  • B - Practical characteristics
    • BI - Polarisation plots, chronopotentiometry
    • BII - Reaction forecast (self discharge and overcharge). Storage and role of the temperature
    • BIII - Notion of regime (constant curent charge/discharge). Practical capacity and tension. Role of the temperature.
    • BIV - Practical energy and power. Ragone diagrams
    • BV - Rechargeability and charging modes
  • C - Commercial batteries primary and secondary
    • CI - Applications. Serial and parallel association
    • CII - Secondary batteries: alkalines, lead/acide, Li-ion, Li-Polymer
    • CIII - Primary batteries: aqueous electrolyte, lithium, solid electrolyte
  • D - Redoxflox batterie
    • DI - The rudiments of redoxflow batterie
    • DII - Applications
  • E - Fuel cells
    • EI - The various fuel cell systems: AFC, PEMFC, PAFC, MCFC, SOFC
    • EII - mass and energy balance
    • EIII - Fuel cell rate : from electrode to system
  • F - Case study : PEMFC
    • FI - Operating conditions and Design
    • FII - Technology (membrane electrode assembly) of PEMFC


Prerequisites

Basics in electrochemistry, chemical engineering, mass transfer

Tests

Written exam: 2h with documents



Additional Information

Curriculum->Master-Recherche->Semester 4
Curriculum->EPEE->Semester 4
Curriculum->Master Electrochimie et Procédés->Semester 4

Bibliography

  • W. Vielstich, A. Lamm, H. A. Gasteiger, in Handbook of Fuel Cells, W. Vielstich, A. Lamm and H. A. Gasteiger (Ed.), Wiley, Chichester, 2003, Vol. 1-4.
  • H. A. Gasteiger, W. Vielstich, H. Yokokawa, in Handbook of Fuel Cells, H. A. Gasteiger, W. Vielstich and H. Yokokawa (Ed.), John Wiley & Sons Ltd, Chichester, 2009, Vol. 5-6.
  • D. B. Linden, T. B. Reddy, in Handbook of batteries, Third ed., D. B. Linden and T. B. Reddy (Ed.), McGraw-Hill, New-York, 2002.

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