Co-editor: Matthew Mench
Editor info: Professor of Mechanical, Aerospace and Biomedical Engineering
Publication Date: September 2011
Publisher: Academic Press
Synopsis: For full market implementation of polymer electrolyte membrane fuel cells to become a reality, two main limiting technical issues must be overcome- cost and durability. This book directly addresses the state-of-the-art advances in durability within every fuel cell stack component. Designed to be relevant to the professional community, in addition to researchers, the book features topics covered nowhere else, and a one-stop-shop to create a solid platform for understanding this important area of development. The reference covers testing and protocols for durability, and computational modeling aspects of durability in the entire fuel cell stack, from membranes to bipolar plates. Each chapter also includes visions of pathways forward and an explanation of the tools needed to continue along the path toward commercialization.