Hydrogen Fuel Cells From Chemistry to Engineering

A Breakdown of Key Aspects and a Comprehensive Look into the Chemistry, Economics and Engineering of Fuel Cells
Hydrogen Fuel Cells From Chemistry to Engineering
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1.52 GB
Total length :
3h 40m


Sebastian Weiß


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Last updated 11/2022



Hydrogen Fuel Cells From Chemistry to Engineering

What you’ll learn

Electrochemistry Basics – Chemical concepts to understand the foundation of Fuel Cells
Definitions and History – Simple definitions, history connected to political and economic motivations
Fuel Cell Chemistry – Fundamental processes in a Fuel Cell and their efficiency
Types of Fuel Cells – Overview of Fuel Cell types, their use and peculiarities
Focus Lectures – Engineering of individual Fuel Cell components
Applications – Economic viability of the Fuel Cell technology in transportation

Hydrogen Fuel Cells From Chemistry to Engineering


A desire to think outside the box and towards material application
Basic nomenclature of chemistry (helpful but not required)


You are a professional, a student, a teacher or just interested in general in the principles of Fuel Cells? Then this is the right course for you!In this course, we will cover various concepts, reactions and applications of Fuel Cells. For this purpose we will start at the very beginning, picking you up and introducing into some fundamental concepts of Electrochemistry. We will shine light on various aspects of Fuel Cells by looking at question of Chemistry and Engineering. Additionally, we will also discuss Economic aspects of this technology.The concept of this course is not to only give textbook explanations to things and to explain models. Instead it aims at using your knowledge to understand the bigger picture and apply the knowledge you gained.The curriculum of this course will allow you a step-by-step introduction by covering the following topics:Electrochemistry Basics – Here you will learn some chemical concepts to understand the foundation of Fuel CellsDefinitions and History – We will talk about simple definitions, components of Fuel Cells and have a look at their history connected to political and economic motivations in their developmentFuel Cell Chemistry – This chapter will help you to understand the fundamental processes in a Fuel Cell and how their efficiency is influencedTypes of Fuel Cells – We will have a broad look over certain Fuel Cell types, where they are used and what makes them uniqueFocus Lectures – In this parts we will have a deeper look in the engineering and the individual components of selected Fuel CellsApplications – Here we will discuss the economic viability of the Fuel Cell technology in transportation and the viability of Hydrogen as a energy source in generalFinishing this course, you will be able to talk about the operational principle of Fuel Cells, employed materials, explain which parameters influence their operation and where they can be found / applied!


Section 1: Introduction

Lecture 1 Introduction

Section 2: Basics of Electrochemistry

Lecture 2 Redox Reactions – Definitions

Lecture 3 Redox Reactions – Examples

Lecture 4 The Nernst Equation – Introduction

Lecture 5 The Nernst Equation – Consequences

Lecture 6 Galvanic Cells (in Reverse)

Lecture 7 The Hydrogen-Oxygen Cell and Electrolysis

Section 3: Introduction and History

Lecture 8 Driving Forces of Fuel Cell Development

Lecture 9 Components of a Fuel Cells and Application Fields

Lecture 10 Limitations – The Economic Point of View

Lecture 11 Overview of Fuel Cell Types

Section 4: Electrochemistry of Fuel Cells

Lecture 12 Thermodynamic View on the System

Lecture 13 Influence of Concentration of Reactants and Products

Lecture 14 Efficiency – Fuel Cell and Carnot Heat Engine

Lecture 15 Efficiency – Contributions and Influences

Lecture 16 Efficiency – Fuel Utilisation

Lecture 17 Efficiency – Activation Losses

Lecture 18 Efficiency – Ohmic Losses

Lecture 19 Efficiency – Mass Transport Losses

Lecture 20 Summary of Efficiency Contributions

Section 5: Types of Fuel Cell

Lecture 21 Alkaline Fuel Cell (AFC)

Lecture 22 Phosphoric Acid Fuel Cell (PAFC)

Lecture 23 Molten Carbonate Fuel Cell (MCFC)

Lecture 24 Solid Oxide Fuel Cell (SOFC)

Lecture 25 Proton-exchange Membrane Fuel Cell (PEMFC)

Lecture 26 Direct Methanol Fuel Cell (DMFC)

Section 6: Focus Lecture: Solid Oxide Fuel Cell (SOFC)

Lecture 27 Electrolyte – Functionality and Examples

Lecture 28 Cathode – Between Degradation and Efficiency

Lecture 29 Anode – Research Trends and Design Concepts

Section 7: Focus Lecture: Proton-exchange Membrane Fuel Cell (PEMFC)

Lecture 30 Anode/Cathode – Activity Aspects

Lecture 31 Electrolyte – Working Principle

Lecture 32 Electrolyte – Consequences and Implications

Section 8: Applications

Lecture 33 Economic Viability of Green Hydrogen

Lecture 34 Economic Viability of Fuel Cells in General Transportation

Lecture 35 Personal Transport – Electric vs. Hydrogen vs. Gasoline

Lecture 36 Fuel Cells – How they can still be used

Lecture 37 Extend your knowledge! Energy Storage Technologies beyond Fuel Cells

Section 9: Conclusion

Lecture 38 You made it – Congratulations!

Anyone who is interested in basic principles of Fuel Cells,Anyone who wants to gain a broader understanding of Fuel Cell Chemistry and Engineering,Anyone who is interested in Renewable Energies,Anyone who aims to review and broaden material chemistry knowledge

Course Information:

Udemy | English | 3h 40m | 1.52 GB
Created by: Sebastian Weiß

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