MECH 437 Fuel Cell Technology



Prof. Jon PharoahMcLaughlin Hall, Room 222jon.pharoah@queensu.caext. 36579

Course Description

Introduction to and history of various fuel cell systems. Fuel cell fundamentals including thermodynamics, electrode kinetics, fuel cell performance and transport issues. Systems covered include Polymer Electrolyte Membrane (PEMFC), Direct Methanol (DMFC), Alkaline (AFC), Solid Oxide (SOFC), and Molten Carbonate (MCFC). Fueling processing issues and combined heat and power systems. Overview of the current fuel cell industry.  

Academic Units:
Mathematics 0
Natural Sciences 0
Complementary Studies 0
Engineering Science 21
Engineering Design 21

Objectives and Outcomes

Relevance to the Program

Course Structure and Activities

Lecture: 3.0
Lab: 0
Tutorial: 0.5