Fuel Cell Technology

Reaching Towards Commercialization

  • Nigel Sammes

Part of the Engineering Materials and Processes book series (EMP)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Nigel M. Sammes, Roberto Bove, Jakub Pusz
    Pages 1-26
  3. Frano Barbir
    Pages 27-51
  4. Ken Reifsnider, Xinyu Huang
    Pages 53-68
  5. F. Yang, R. Pitchumani
    Pages 69-163
  6. Shaker Haji, Kinga A. Malinger, Steven L. Suib, Can Erkey
    Pages 165-211
  7. Xingjian Xue, Jiong Tang
    Pages 213-236
  8. Alevtina Smirnova, Xing Dong, Hiro Hara, Nigel M. Sammes
    Pages 237-251
  9. Elias W. Faraclas, Syed S. Islam, A. F. M. Anwar
    Pages 253-275
  10. Ken Noll
    Pages 277-296
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 297-298

About this book


The world’s ever-growing demand for power has created a need for new efficient and sustainable sources of energy and electricity. In recent years, fuel cells have become a highly-promising potential source of power for military, commercial and industrial uses.

Fuel Cell Technology: Reaching Towards Commercialization provides a one-volume survey of state-of-the art research in fuel cells, with in-depth coverage of the two types of fuel cell most likely to become commercialized – the high-temperature solid oxide fuel cell (SOFC) and the low-temperature polymer electrolyte membrane fuel cell (PEM).

All aspects of SOFC and PEM technology are covered, including:

materials selection and analysis for fuel cells;

fuel cell stack design and development;

modeling and control of processes and systems; and,

reforming technology.

The book also signposts the emerging field of microbial fuel cells, the main alternative to SOFCs and PEMs.

Fuel Cell Technology: Reaching Towards Commercialization is an essential reference for researchers, academics and industrialists interested in up-to-date information on fuel cell development.


The Engineering Materials and Processes series focuses on all forms of materials and the processes used to synthesise and formulate them as they relate to the various engineering disciplines.The series deals with a diverse range of materials: ceramics, metals (ferrous and non-ferrous), semiconductors, composites, polymers biomimetics, etc. Each monograph in the series is written by a specialist and demonstrates how enhancements in materials and the processes associated with them can improve performance in the field of engineering in which they are used.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Nigel Sammes
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Metallurgical and Materials EngineeringColorado School of MinesGoldenUSA

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag London Limited 2006
  • Publisher Name Springer, London
  • eBook Packages Engineering
  • Print ISBN 978-1-85233-974-6
  • Online ISBN 978-1-84628-207-2
  • Series Print ISSN 1619-0181
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