Special Issue "Hydrogen Energy and Fuel Cells"
A special issue of Energies (ISSN 1996-1073).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 July 2012)
Dr. Nico Hotz
Thermodynamics and Sustainable Energy Lab, Department of Mechanical Engineering and Material Science, Pratt School of Engineering, Duke University, Box 90300 Hudson Hall, Durham, NC 27708-0300, USA
Phone: +1 919 660 5118
Interests: hydrogen and fuel cell systems; exergy analysis of complex systems; renewable energies; thermodynamics; heat and mass transfer; micro- and nano-technology; solar energy; alternative fuels; biofuels; fuel processing
Hydrogen is a highly promising energy carrier, offering advantages of a clean and environmentally friendly fuel with a high energy density per mass and without releasing pollutants to the environment through the exhaust gas. Especially when used in fuel cells, hydrogen is a very efficient energy carrier and could help solving some of the world's energy challenges. Fuel cells can directly convert chemically stored energy to electrical and thermal energy by electrochemically oxidizing fuels, ideally hydrogen. This special issue will combine experimental and numerical publications on various aspects of a future hydrogen economy and fuel cells, namely studies and reviews on hydrogen generation, hydrogen storage, and hydrogen utilization on the one hand side and low-, intermediate- and high-temperature fuel cells on the other hand. All energy sources for hydrogen generation, all types of applications such as stationary, portable, or automotive, and all types of fuel cells are of interest for this special issue.
Dr. Nico Hotz
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- hydrogen generation
- hydrogen storage
- hydrogen utilization
- low-temperature fuel cells
- intermediate-temperature fuel cells
- high-temperature fuel cells
Energies 2012, 5(7), 2404-2423; doi:10.3390/en5072404
Received: 28 March 2012; in revised form: 27 June 2012 / Accepted: 9 July 2012 / Published: 13 July 2012| Download PDF Full-text (789 KB)
Article: Dynamic Modeling of Anode Function in Enzyme-Based Biofuel Cells Using High Mediator Concentration
Energies 2012, 5(7), 2524-2544; doi:10.3390/en5072524
Received: 21 March 2012; in revised form: 5 June 2012 / Accepted: 27 June 2012 / Published: 17 July 2012| Download PDF Full-text (1647 KB)
Article: An Equivalent Electrical Circuit Model of Proton Exchange Membrane Fuel Cells Based on Mathematical Modelling
Energies 2012, 5(8), 2724-2744; doi:10.3390/en5082724
Received: 5 April 2012; in revised form: 16 July 2012 / Accepted: 18 July 2012 / Published: 27 July 2012| Download PDF Full-text (722 KB)
Article: A Revisit to the Hydrogen Desorption/Absorption Behaviors of LiAlH4/LiBH4: Effects of Catalysts
Energies 2012, 5(9), 3691-3700; doi:10.3390/en5093691
Received: 31 July 2012; in revised form: 5 September 2012 / Accepted: 19 September 2012 / Published: 21 September 2012| Download PDF Full-text (296 KB)
Article: Experimental Characterization of the Poisoning Effects of Methanol-Based Reformate Impurities on a PBI-Based High Temperature PEM Fuel Cell
Energies 2012, 5(11), 4251-4267; doi:10.3390/en5114251
Received: 3 August 2012; in revised form: 9 October 2012 / Accepted: 18 October 2012 / Published: 24 October 2012| Download PDF Full-text (1349 KB)
Article: Exergy Analysis of an Intermediate Temperature Solid Oxide Fuel Cell-Gas Turbine Hybrid System Fed with Ethanol
Energies 2012, 5(11), 4268-4287; doi:10.3390/en5114268
Received: 10 July 2012; in revised form: 24 September 2012 / Accepted: 18 October 2012 / Published: 24 October 2012| Download PDF Full-text (1156 KB)
Article: Electrodeposition of a Au-Dy2O3 Composite Solid Oxide Fuel Cell Catalyst from Eutectic Urea/Choline Chloride Ionic Liquid
Energies 2012, 5(12), 5363-5371; doi:10.3390/en5125363
Received: 15 August 2012; in revised form: 20 October 2012 / Accepted: 7 December 2012 / Published: 19 December 2012| Download PDF Full-text (1612 KB)
Last update: 5 October 2012