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Handbook of Fuel Cells: Fundamentals, Technology, Applications Hardcover – May 7 2003


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  • Hardcover: 3826 pages
  • Publisher: Wiley; 1 edition (May 7 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0471499269
  • ISBN-13: 978-0471499268
  • Product Dimensions: 24.9 x 19.7 x 39.1 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 9 Kg
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #2,816,899 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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"...an invaluable reference source for everyone working in thissignificant and dynamic field…as well as for electrochemists,scientists, engineers, and policy-makers…should also find aplace in academic, industrial, and governmental libraries." (TheChemical Educator, October 2004)

"...an admirable up-to-the-minute state of the art source ofinformative data and descriptions of fuel cell technology."(Fuel)

"...an awesome publication...an excellent up-to-datesource...newcomers to fuel-cell technology will need look nofurther..." (Chemistry & Industry, 19 April 2004)

About the Author

Wolf Vielstich started research work on Fuel Fells andFischer-Tropsch Synthesis at Ruhrchemie / Oberhausen. Working inthe field of Fundamental and Applied Electrochemistry at theInstitute of Physical Chemistry of Bonn University, he completedhis Habilitation in Physical Chemistry in 1962. From 1965 he was aprofessor and director at the Bonn Institute. His special interestwas new experimental methods like Rotating Ring Electrodes, onlineMS, Insitu IR and UHV-analysis of electrode surfaces, as well as toBatteries and Fuel Cells. His work in Electrochemistry has resultedin more than 250 publications, over 10 patents, books on Fuel Cellsand Electrochemical Kinetics, and textbooks on Electrochemistry.From 1986 to 1993, Professor Vielstich was co-ordinator of thefirst European project on the DMFC and in 1998 he received theFaraday Medal of the Royal Chemical Society, UK.

Arnold Lamm has been involved in industrial research in this fieldfor over 7 years, firstly at the DaimlerBenz research centre inUlm, Germany, where his projects included methanol-reforming,methanolcatalysis, reactor engineering, thermodynamic calculationsand system engineering of PEMFC-systems based on methanol. He alsoworked on the development of a simulation program as a basis forthe first methanol-reformer car Necar III. He also worked asProject leader (PEMFC-power station) at the former AEGEnergietechnik T&D, Frankfurt, Germany in a project withBallard Generation Systems. Since 1997 Dr Lamm has been Seniormanager for fuel cell systems at the central research ofDaimlerChrysler, where his work has included a the demonstration ofthe worldwide first DMFC-vehicle, development of gasoline/dieselfuel processors for stationary and mobile applications anddevelopment of advanced components for FC-propulsion systems (e.g.air-supply). He holds over 40 patents on the fuel cell field.

Hubert A. Gasteiger has spent 9 years in academic research infundamental electrocatalysis and fuel cell-related gas-phasecatalysis, plus 5 years of industrial research and development infuel cell components development. Dr Gasteiger was involved in thestack and stack-component design for GM / Opel's H2-powered FuelCell Cars (H1, H2, and H3), and since 1998 has been manager instack components (membranes, catalysts, bipolar plate materials andcoatings, MEAs) development at GM/Opel's Global AlternativePropulsion Center in Mainz-Kastel, Germany, and at GM's Fuel CellActivities facility in Honeoye Falls, New York, USA. Dr Gasteigerhas published 45 publications in refereed journals and co-chairedthe 2000 Gordon Research Conference on Fuel Cells.

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Format: Hardcover
If you're interested in the fuel cells, I suggest you to start with this book (though it's very expensive!). It will provide you the necessary knowledge on the fuel cell technology under every detailed issue or topic you can think of. This "state of the art" book also includes very good literature reviews and outlooks, which save you a heck of time looking for scattered papers!
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A fuel cell technology bible Nov. 17 2003
By "zhuqiqius" - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
If you're interested in the fuel cells, I suggest you to start with this book (though it's very expensive!). It will provide you the necessary knowledge on the fuel cell technology under every detailed issue or topic you can think of. This "state of the art" book also includes very good literature reviews and outlooks, which save you a heck of time looking for scattered papers!
The necessary tool for the fuel cell researcher and engineer Oct. 23 2008
By Enrico Negro - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
This book collection is a necessary tool for the interested researcher, scientist or engineer in the field of fuel cells. I would strongly recommend this book as it provides in just one title most of the information required for a fundamental understanding of this type of energy-conversion devices. This book is not for the novice reader, though: in several instances, the high level of detail and completeness requires an in-depth understanding of the fundamental physical and chemical processes involed. This book was released in 2003: this means that, as of 2008, research has significantly progressed reaching much higher levels of understanding and system performance. However, this title remains a fundamental sourcebook to understand clearly the basics of this important field of research and technology, and will be set up-to-date with two more forthcoming titles of the same authors in the same collection.
1 of 18 people found the following review helpful
Give me a break! July 22 2005
By Thrainn Gudbjornsson - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
This must be the most expensive book on Amazon. Why???

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