Masters Theses

Abstract

"Proton Exchange Membrane (PEM) Fuel Cell Technology is an energy source that can provide several times more energy per unit volume than current lithium ion batteries that are available in the market today. The barriers that exist that prevent the fuel cell from entering the world of portable applications are mainly system architecture integration. The idea is to have a fully functioning fuel cell with optimum power output using an innovative chimney design. Tests were conducted to quantify the advantage of using a chimney with the fuel cell. Further research was done to shed light on how different chimney designs may perform with cross air across the chimney. This innovative design is approached with taking minimum set up into consideration for the ease of manufacturability. A control circuit for an air breathing design is discussed and a cost model is presented for the same"--Abstract, page iii.

Advisor(s)

Liou, Frank W.

Committee Member(s)

Newkirk, Joseph William
Ragsdell, K. M.

Department(s)

Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Degree Name

M.S. in Manufacturing Engineering

Sponsor(s)

Missouri University of Science and Technology. Department of Manufacturing Engineering
Missouri University of Science and Technology. Intelligent Systems Center

Publisher

Missouri University of Science and Technology

Publication Date

Spring 2011

Pagination

ix, 53 pages

Note about bibliography

Includes bibliographical references (page 52).

Rights

© 2011 Amar Bala Sridhar, All rights reserved.

Document Type

Thesis - Restricted Access

File Type

text

Language

English

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Proton exchange membrane fuel cells -- Design
Proton exchange membrane fuel cells -- Testing
Proton exchange membrane fuel cells -- Design -- Costs

Thesis Number

T 10220

Print OCLC #

863470296

Electronic OCLC #

909615389

Link to Catalog Record

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http://laurel.lso.missouri.edu:80/record=b10179358~S5

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