CME8044 : Fuel Cells System II
- Offered for Year: 2019/20
- Module Leader(s): Dr Mohamed Mamlouk
- Other Staff: Dr Eileen Yu
- Owning School: Engineering
- Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus
|Semester 2 Credit Value:||10|
To look at fuel cell and systems design from a commercial and sustainable perspective.
To describe newer emerging fuel cells that can provide power form sustainable energy.
To describe biological fuel cell systems and design.
To provides training in principles of advanced fuel cells.
To provide training in the engineering and design of fuel cell systems.
Outline Of Syllabus
1. Principles of Fuel Cells: This sub-unit describes the fundamental thermodynamic, the mass balance and the electrochemical principles of fuel cells and explains concepts of fuel cell efficiency and power performance parameters.
2. Losses in fuel cells with focus on: activation loss, ohmic loss, mass transport, CO poisoning, cross-over loss and internal currents
3. Current/potential distribution in a fuel cell
4. Direct alcohol and alcohol fuel cells. The sub unit describes fuel cells which can operate with sustainable fuels produced by for example fermentation.
5. Other type of energy storage systems: Carbon Air, Metal Air, Redox, regenerative. The sub unit describes the principles of operation and design of other potential fuel cells systems.
6. Fuel Cell Systems. The sub unit describes the design of the additional components of a fuel cell system that enable its practical use as a power generation device. It includes aspects of reformer design heat exchange and electronic and power conditioning.
7. Operation of biological fuel cells which offer prospects for sustainable energy. Applications of microbial and biological fuel cells and principles of operation.
|Guided Independent Study||Assessment preparation and completion||1||1:30||1:30||Exam|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Lecture||10||1:00||10:00||N/A|
|Guided Independent Study||Assessment preparation and completion||1||10:00||10:00||Assessment completion|
|Guided Independent Study||Assessment preparation and completion||1||4:00||4:00||Exam revision|
|Guided Independent Study||Directed research and reading||55||1:00||55:00||Directed reading and research|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Small group teaching||8||1:00||8:00||Tutorials|
|Guided Independent Study||Independent study||1||11:30||11:30||Review lecture material, prepare for small group teaching|
Teaching Rationale And Relationship
The materials are posted on blackboard to be read by students prior to the lecture. The materials are divided into discrete units. Lectures will be followed by tutorial sessions to aid students in their understanding of fuel cell systems and their design and operational characteristics.
The format of resits will be determined by the Board of Examiners
|Written Examination||90||2||M||60||Closed book assessment - end of block module week|
|Prob solv exercises||2||M||40||Fundamental fuel cell design assignment|
Assessment Rationale And Relationship
Methods of assessment will test basic understanding and knowledge of fuel cell systems via the end of semester exam. Coursework assignment will assess the students' fuel cell system design and operation understanding and their appreciation of fuel cells for a more sustainable energy future.