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Module

SPG8007 : Renewable Energy: Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technology

  • Offered for Year: 2020/21
  • Module Leader(s): Dr Sharon Velasquez Orta
  • Owning School: Engineering
  • Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus
Semesters
Semester 2 Credit Value: 10
ECTS Credits: 5.0

Aims

The aim of the module is to provide students with comprehensive and systematic knowledge to support the integration and use of hydrogen, electrotechnical power sources and fuel cells in the energy sector. In particular, the module will focus on the opportunities for using hydrogen, how it is produced and fuel cell technology.
The module provides essential material for the hydrogen economy and fuel cell technology, in particular the opportunities for using hydrogen; the use of hydrogen in a hydrogen economy; hydrogen production / generation, storage and distribution of hydrogen as a fuel; future potential methods for generating hydrogen based on renewable energy or fuels. The module also addresses thermodynamic & kinetic principles of electrochemical power sources and fuel cells, and current fuel cell technologies available.

Outline Of Syllabus

Appropriate physical chemistry: units, thermodynamics, kinetics and basic electrochemistry.
Electrochemical power sources (batteries and capacitors.)
Reactor engineering (Introduction to chemical engineering, material and energy balances, heat transfer separation processes and process design)
Hydrogen reforming technology
Hydrogen Storage
Hydrogen Production
Hydrogen economy
Fuel Cell Technology
Battery technology
Supercapacitor technology

Teaching Methods

Module leaders are revising this content in light of the Covid 19 restrictions.
Revised and approved detail information will be available by 17 August.

Assessment Methods

Module leaders are revising this content in light of the Covid 19 restrictions.
Revised and approved detail information will be available by 17 August.

Reading Lists

Timetable