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Functional Materials for Sustainable Energy Applications by P Edwards, S Irvine, S Skinner, J Kilner

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The role of the fuel in the operation, performance and degradation of fuel cells

D.J.L. Brett,     University College, London, UK and Imperial College London, UK; Imperial College London, UK

E. Agante, N.P. Brandon and E. Brightman,     Imperial College London, UK

R.J.C. Brown,     National Physical Laboratory, UK

M. Manage,     University College London, UK

I. Staffell,     University of Birmingham, UK

Abstract:

This chapter examines the role of the fuel in the operation, performance and degradation of fuel cells. The range of fuels that are of relevance to fuel cells are discussed and the performance from a thermodynamic perspective is analysed. As a route to hydrogen, various fuel processing options are considered along with ...

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