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Hydrogen Reuse

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Hydrogen Reuse Course Learning Objectives

This course intends to educate students around the hydrogen reuse technologies with a focus on Fuel Cell. Below are given the title of the different sections of the course together with the description of their learning objectives.

Section 1 - Introduction on Hydrogen Reuse

  • 1 - Hydrogen reuse in the energy landscape
  • LO-1.1 List sources of hydrogen

    LO-1.2 List main hydrogen application areas

    LO-1.3 Explain what is Hydrogen to X

    LO-1.4 Explain the benefits of hydrogen combustion

    Section 2 - Principles of fuel cells

  • 2.0 - Introduction
  • 2.1 - Fuel cell efficiency and power output
  • LO-2.1.1 Be able to calculate heat engine efficiency in terms of the Carnot Limit equation

    LO-2.1.2 Be able to calculate fuel cell efficiency in terms of the cell efficiency and fuel utilization co-efficient equations.

    LO-2.1.3 Be able to list and explain the fundamentals of various types efficiency losses

    LO-2.1.4 Be able to use the Nernst equation

    LO-2.1.5 Be able to calculate power output

    LO-2.1.6 Be able to explain current density

    LO-2.1.7 Explain the shape of a polarization curve and calculate ohmic resistance and conversion

  • 2.2 - Structure of fuel cells
  • LO-2.2.1 Explain the core functions of electrolytes

    LO-2.2.3 Explain the core functions and properties of anodes and the electrochemical half equation

    LO-2.2.4 Describe basic concepts of various electrode microstructures

    LO-2.2.5 Explain the basic construction and operation conditions of different types of FC (SOFC, PEM, AFC, MFC, DMFC)

  • 2.3 - Stacks and systems
  • LO-2.3.1 Explain the necessity to stack cells

    LO-2.3.2 Explain why stack materials influence the operating conditions of fuel cells

    LO-2.3.3 Explain why a balance of plant is necessary to operate a stack(s)

    LO-2.3.4 Explain why different fuel cell types need different system (BOP) components

    Section 3 - Types of fuel cells and main operating conditions

  • 3.1 - Molten Carbonate Fuel Cell (MCFC)
  • LO-3.1.1 Explain the principles of operation

    LO-3.1.2 List the different fuel types

    LO-3.1.3 Describe the state of the art components

    LO-3.1.4 Explain the effect of operating parameters

    LO-3.1.5 be able to discuss on the performance and durability

    LO-3.1.6 List and understand the effect of impurities

    LO-3.1.7 Explain the Stacking of MCFC

    LO-3.1.8 Explain the MCFC system design

    LO-3.1.9 Explain the possible domain of applications (power generation, cogeneration, carbon capture)

  • 3.2 - Proton-exchange membrane fuel cell (PEM FC)
  • LO-3.2.1 Explain the principles of operation

    LO-3.2.2 List the different fuel types

    LO-3.2.3 Describe the state of the art components

    LO-3.2.4 Explain the effect of operating parameters

    LO-3.2.5 be able to discuss on the performance and durability


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    Course Staff

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    Giovanni Cinti

    Università degli Studi di Perugia - Italy

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    Prof. Konstatin Petrov

    IEES - Bas Bulgaria

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    Prof. Anke Hagen

    DTU-Energy Denmark

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    Senior Researcher Didier Blanchard

    DTU-Energy Denmark

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