Design and Fundamental Characteristics of PEM Fuel Cells

  • Alhussein Albarbar
  • Mohmad Alrweq


The structure and operation principles of single PEM fuel cells are explained in this chapter. Thermodynamic behaviour, polarisation analysis including activation, Ohmic and concentration ones are deeply discussed. Overall efficiency, voltage outputs are also studied and explained with the support of mathematical equations.


PEM fuel cell operation principle PEM fuel cell thermodynamic analysis PEM fuel cells polarisation phenomenon Efficiency of PEM fuel cells 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Alhussein Albarbar
    • 1
  • Mohmad Alrweq
    • 1
  1. 1.School of EngineeringThe Manchester Metropolitan UniversityManchesterUK

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