Special Issue "Fuel Cells"

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A special issue of Energies (ISSN 1996-1073).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 December 2009)

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Summary

Fuel cells allow the direct conversion of chemically stored energy into electrical energy by means of electrochemical oxidation of gaseous, liquid or solid chemical substances. Depending on the type of electrolyte being used, we distinguish between Alkaline Fuel Cells (AFC), Phoshoric Acid Fuel Cells (PAFC), Proton Exchange Membrane Fuel Cells (PEMFC), Molten Carbonate Fuel Cells (MCFC) and Solid Oxide Fuel Cells (SOFC). The preferred fuel for fuel cells is hydrogen. But since this is not a natural resource, hydrogen has to be produced either externally or internally, i.e. outside or inside the fuel cells. The latter case leads to the very attractive concept of direct fuel cells, which are able to convert hydrocarbons into hydrogen, e.g. via internal reforming. The special issue covers current trends and future developments of fuel cell technology, including both chemical as well as electrical engineering aspects.

Keywords

  • AFC
  • PAFC
  • PEMFC
  • MCFC
  • SOFC
  • hydrogen
  • electrochemical energy conversion

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p. 1499-1528
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Energies 2010, 3(8), 1499-1528; doi:10.3390/en3081499
Received: 21 July 2010; in revised form: 6 August 2010 / Accepted: 16 August 2010 / Published: 24 August 2010
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p. 920-939
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Energies 2010, 3(5), 920-939; doi:10.3390/en3050920
Received: 9 March 2010; in revised form: 21 April 2010 / Accepted: 26 April 2010 / Published: 30 April 2010
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p. 899-919
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Energies 2010, 3(5), 899-919; doi:10.3390/en3050899
Received: 19 January 2010; in revised form: 13 March 2010 / Accepted: 24 March 2010 / Published: 28 April 2010
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p. 803-846
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Energies 2010, 3(4), 803-846; doi:10.3390/en3040803
Received: 4 January 2010; in revised form: 23 February 2010 / Accepted: 3 March 2010 / Published: 21 April 2010
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p. 754-769
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Energies 2010, 3(4), 754-769; doi:10.3390/en3040754
Received: 4 February 2010; Accepted: 9 March 2010 / Published: 14 April 2010
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p. 770-783
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Energies 2010, 3(4), 770-783; doi:10.3390/en3040770
Received: 3 February 2010; Accepted: 23 February 2010 / Published: 14 April 2010
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p. 592-606
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Energies 2010, 3(4), 592-606; doi:10.3390/en3040592
Received: 5 January 2010; in revised form: 27 February 2010 / Accepted: 15 March 2010 / Published: 26 March 2010
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p. 57-134
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Energies 2010, 3(1), 57-134; doi:10.3390/en3010057
Received: 3 November 2009; Accepted: 31 December 2009 / Published: 15 January 2010
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p. 23-42
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Energies 2010, 3(1), 23-42; doi:10.3390/en3010023
Received: 9 November 2009; Accepted: 4 January 2010 / Published: 11 January 2010
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p. 1130-1150
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Energies 2009, 2(4), 1130-1150; doi:10.3390/en20401130
Received: 27 October 2009; Accepted: 13 November 2009 / Published: 25 November 2009
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p. 1057-1106
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Energies 2009, 2(4), 1057-1106; doi:10.3390/en20401057
Received: 4 September 2009; Accepted: 11 November 2009 / Published: 17 November 2009
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p. 944-956
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Energies 2009, 2(4), 944-956; doi:10.3390/en20400944
Received: 29 July 2009; Accepted: 11 September 2009 / Published: 27 October 2009
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p. 873-899
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Energies 2009, 2(4), 873-899; doi:10.3390/en20400873
Received: 28 August 2009; Accepted: 25 September 2009 / Published: 13 October 2009
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p. 789-804
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Energies 2009, 2(3), 789-804; doi:10.3390/en20300789
Received: 5 August 2009; Accepted: 11 September 2009 / Published: 16 September 2009
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p. 582-594
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Energies 2009, 2(3), 582-594; doi:10.3390/en20300582
Received: 1 July 2009; in revised form: 16 July 2009 / Accepted: 29 July 2009 / Published: 31 July 2009
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p. 427-444
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Energies 2009, 2(2), 427-444; doi:10.3390/en20200427
Received: 22 May 2009; in revised form: 9 June 2009 / Accepted: 10 June 2009 / Published: 23 June 2009
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p. 377-410
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Energies 2009, 2(2), 377-410; doi:10.3390/en20200377
Received: 11 May 2009; in revised form: 30 May 2009 / Accepted: 2 June 2009 / Published: 12 June 2009
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p. 190-201
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Energies 2009, 2(2), 190-201; doi:10.3390/en20200190
Received: 20 March 2009; in revised form: 2 April 2009 / Accepted: 8 April 2009 / Published: 14 April 2009
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p. 71-96
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Energies 2009, 2(1), 71-96; doi:10.3390/en2010071
Received: 8 January 2009; Accepted: 19 February 2009 / Published: 4 March 2009
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