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Energy and Geo-Environmental Engineering (EGEE)

EGEE 420 Hydrogen and Fuel Cells (3) Course will cover the fundamental principles of electrochemical engineering, hydrogen production and storage, and the design and application of the main types of fuel cells.

EGEE 420 Hydrogen and Fuel Cells (3)

The primary objective of the course is to help students understand the fundamental principles of electrochemistry, the production and storage of hydrogen from biomass and fossil fuels, and the design and operation of different types of fuel cells. Students will begin with electrochemistry and electrochemical engineering systems including fuel cells. The chemical and biochemical methods used for producing hydrogen for fuel cells applications and the current technologies available for hydrogen storage will follow next. Students are expected to be able to apply their knowledge and understanding in the analysis of fuel cell systems. Students are also expected to be able to distinguish between the design, operation, and advantages and disadvantages of the different types of fuel cells available. This is an elective course for the energy engineering major. It complements the required course on electrochemical energy conversion in the energy engineering curriculum.

General Education: None
Diversity: None
Bachelor of Arts: None
Effective: Fall 2009
Prerequisite: EME 301

Note : Class size, frequency of offering, and evaluation methods will vary by location and instructor. For these details check the specific course syllabus.


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