PEM Fuel Cells with Bio-Ethanol Processor Systems

A Multidisciplinary Study of Modelling, Simulation, Fault Diagnosis and Advanced Control

  • Marta S. Basualdo
  • Diego Feroldi
  • Rachid Outbib

Part of the Green Energy and Technology book series (GREEN)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxix
  2. PEM Fuel Cells: Modeling, Simulation, Advanced Control, and Diagnosis

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Diego Feroldi, Marta Basualdo, Rachid Outbib
      Pages 3-48
    3. Diego Feroldi, Marta Basualdo
      Pages 49-72
    4. Diego Feroldi, David Zumoffen, Marta Basualdo
      Pages 73-116
    5. Abdelkrim Salah, Rachid Outbib, Jaafar Gaber
      Pages 117-149
    6. Andres Hernandez, Rachid Outbib, Daniel Hissel
      Pages 151-183
    7. Diego Feroldi
      Pages 207-232
  3. PEM Fuel Cells in the Context of the Fuel Processor System with Bio-Ethanol

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 259-259
    2. L. Nieto Degliuomini, S. Biset, M. Basualdo
      Pages 261-297
    3. L. Nieto Degliuomini, S. Biset, P. Luppi, M. Basualdo
      Pages 299-328
    4. L. Nieto Degliuomini, S. Biset, D. Feroldi, M. Basualdo
      Pages 329-360
    5. D. Zumoffen, L. Nieto Degliuomini, M. Basualdo
      Pages 405-429
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 453-461

About this book


An apparently appropriate control scheme for PEM fuel cells may actually lead to an inoperable plant when it is connected to other unit operations in a process with recycle streams and energy integration. PEM Fuel Cells with Bio-Ethanol Processor Systems presents a control system design that provides basic regulation of the hydrogen production process with PEM fuel cells. It then goes on to construct a fault diagnosis system to improve plant safety above this control structure.

PEM Fuel Cells with Bio-Ethanol Processor Systems is divided into two parts: the first covers fuel cells and the second discusses plants for hydrogen production from bio-ethanol to feed PEM fuel cells. Both parts give detailed analyses of modeling, simulation, advanced control, and fault diagnosis. They give an extensive, in-depth discussion of the problems that can occur in fuel cell systems and propose a way to control these systems through advanced control algorithms. A significant part of the book is also given over to computer-aided engineering software tools that can be used to evaluate the dynamic performance of the overall plant.

PEM Fuel Cells with Bio-Ethanol Processor Systems is intended for use by researchers and advanced students on chemical, electrical-electronic and mechanical engineering courses in which dynamics and control are incorporated with the traditional steady-state coverage of flowsheet synthesis, engineering economics and optimization.


Advanced Control Biofuel Processor System CP8059 Energy Management Fault Diagnosis Fuel Cells Modelling and Simulation

Editors and affiliations

  • Marta S. Basualdo
    • 1
  • Diego Feroldi
    • 2
  • Rachid Outbib
    • 3
  1. 1.Ciencias de la Información y de SistemasCIFASIS-(CONICET-UNR-UPCAM)-UTNRosarioArgentina
  2. 2.CIFASIS-(CONICET-UNR-UPCAM)RosarioArgentina
  3. 3.Labo. Sciences de l'Information et des, Sytèmes (LSIS)CNRS UMR 6168Marseille CX 20France

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag London Limited 2012
  • Publisher Name Springer, London
  • eBook Packages Engineering Engineering (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-1-84996-183-7
  • Online ISBN 978-1-84996-184-4
  • Series Print ISSN 1865-3529
  • Series Online ISSN 1865-3537
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