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dc.degree.departmentMechanical Engineeringen_US
dc.rights.availabilityUnrestricted.
dc.creatorAkgerman, Bora
dc.date.accessioned2016-11-14T23:27:20Z
dc.date.available2011-02-18T22:03:22Z
dc.date.available2016-11-14T23:27:20Z
dc.date.issued1999-12
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2346/17470en_US
dc.description.abstractThe fuel cell has come a long way since Sir Hubert Davy built the first prototype in 1801. After a slow 150 years, the fuel cell came to the attention of the world with the first slew of fuel cell operated vehicles in the 1950's. The next decade saw fuel cells used in NASA's Gemini and Apollo space missions. The 1990's have seen fuel cells in power plants, city busses, and space shuttle missions. Currently, $1 billion has been invested worldwide to investigate fuel cell operated vehicles as an alternate to Internal Combustion Engine (ICE) operated vehicles. With fuel cell efficiencies nearing 50%, low emissions and better reliability, fuel cell research is at an all-time high. This research will investigate the performance of the hydrogen circulation system of a Proton Exchange Membrane (PEM) fuel cell specifically designed for a hybrid vehicle. System parameters will be analyzed to find the optimum operating conditions for the hydrogen circulation system.
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dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherTexas Tech Universityen_US
dc.subjectIon exchangeen_US
dc.subjectMotor fuelsen_US
dc.subjectHydrogen as fuelen_US
dc.subjectFuel cellsen_US
dc.subjectIon-permeable membranesen_US
dc.titleA basic model of hydrogen circulation in a proton exchange membrane (PEM) fuel cell
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