By Ryan O'Hayre
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In many electrolytes, ions move via “hopping” mechanisms. Compared to electron transport, this process is far less efficient. Therefore, ionic transport can represent a significant resistance loss, reducing fuel cell performance. To combat this effect, the electrolytes in technological fuel cells are made as thin as possible to minimize the distance 17 INTRODUCTION over which ionic conduction must occur. The details of ionic conduction are covered in Chapter 4. Step 4: Product Removal. In addition to electricity, all fuel cell reactions will generate at least one product species.
Internal energy is associated with microscopic movement (kinetic energy) and interactions between particles (chemical/potential energy) on the atomic scale. THERMODYNAMICS REVIEW how much of the internal energy of the H2 gas can be transformed into electrical energy are established by the first and second laws of thermodynamics. 2) There are two ways that energy can be transferred between a closed system and its surroundings: via heat (Q) or work (W). 3) This expression states that the change in the internal energy of a closed system (dU) must be equal to the heat transferred to the system (dQ) minus the work done by the system (dW).
Simplified planar anode–electrolyte–cathode structure of a fuel cell. BASIC FUEL CELL OPERATION the electric current. This transfer has a finite rate and must occur at an interface or reaction surface. Thus, the amount of electricity produced scales with the amount of reaction surface area or interfacial area available for the energy transfer. Larger surface areas translate into larger currents. 9. The electrodes are highly porous to further increase the reaction surface area and ensure good gas access.