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4 Course Information and Syllabus Required Text: “Fuel Cell Engines” , 2008, by Matthew M. Mench, John Wiley & Sons Inc., New York (should be available in the Drexel Copy Center) Assessment and Grading Policy: Tests (2, each 35%) 70% Homework 30% Bonus (????-Surprise. Hint: Attend all lectures) 5% Important : The tests will be done in 5 th week (Jan 31, 2011) and 9 th week (Feb 28, 2010) of the term. So it is your responsibility to make sure that you do not miss the tests. No excuses will be accepted . If you can not attend the lectures, then check with your friends or with me regarding the lecture notes. I will also post the lecture notes on the course webpage (Blackboard). MEM 415– Lecture #1 Course Information and Syllabus Late Homework Homework turned in after the date due will have 30% taken off of the overall homework grade with no exceptions. Anticipated Lecture Contents: 1. Overview of Fuel Cell Systems 2. Electrochemistry of Electrode Reactions and Principles 3. Thermodynamics of PEFCs 4. Efficiency and Open Circuit Voltage in PEFCs 5. PEFC Losses- The polarization curve 6. Kinetics of Electrochemical Reactions in PEFCs 7 Ohmic Losses of PEFC Electrolyte 7. 8. Mass Transfer Losses in PEFCs 9. Water Management in PEFCs 10. Overview of Other Types of Fuel Cell System MEM 415– Lecture #1
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5 • Overall, I will do my best to make this course as fun as I can. Try to enjoy the time you will spend in this class. You are not going to be 19 or 20 again. Course Information and Syllabus • Your goal should not be to get “A”, your goal should be to enjoy the class and learn the materials as much as you can . • Grades and other things are small details. All I want to i ff t If you have any other questions, concerns or suggestions related to this course or anything, come and see me anytime. see is your effort. MEM 415– Lecture #1 Good Fuel Cell Resources Available Other Texts: Fuel Cell Systems Explained , Larmine &Dicks, Wiley Fuel Cell Handbook , 4 th Edition (free on web google search “DOE fuel cell handbook 4 th ”), 5 th -8th edition is available on net. A good free d d t l l b k d t t f l ll undergraduate level background text on fuel cells PEM Fuel Cells: Theory and Practice, by Frano Barbir, Elsevier. There are many other resources on the internet to read. Electrochemistry (for those who are interested in graduate study): Handbook of Fuel Cells , 4 edition set, 2003. Encyclopedia of fuel cells Electrochemical Engineering Principles , G. Prentice (Prentice Hall, 1991). A good undergraduate level background text on electrochemistry Electrochemical Methods , 2nd edition, A. Bard and L. Faulkner, 2001. A great undergraduate/graduate level text on methods of electrochemistry Electrochemical Systems ,J. Newman, 3rd edition, 1991. A complex graduate level text on electrochemistry MEM 415– Lecture #1
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6 http://www.eere.energy.gov/hydrogenandfuelcells/fc_public ations.html Fuel Cell 2000- recommended: http://www.fuelcells.org/ Fuel cell today: http://www.fuelcelltoday.com/index/ Recommended Webpage Sources Fuel cell today: http://www.fuelcelltoday.com/index/ H 2 and fuel cell letter: http://www.hfcletter.com/
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