Micro Fuel Cells

Principles and Applications

Edited by

  • Tim Zhao, Department of Mechanical Engineering, The Hong Kong University of Science & Technology, Kowloon

Today's consumers of portable electronics consumers are demanding devices not only deliver more power but also work healthy for the environment. This fact alone has lead major corporations like Intel, BIC, Duracell and Microsoft to believe that Microfuel Cells could be the next-generation power source for electronic products. Compact and readable, Microfuels Principles and Applications, offers engineers and product designers a reference unsurpassed by any other in the market. The book starts with a clear and rigorous exposition of the fundamentals engineering principles governing energy conversion for small electronic devices, followed by self-contained chapters concerning applications. The authors provide original points of view on all types of commercially available micro fuel cells types, including micro proton exchange membrane fuel cells, micro direct methanol fuel cells, micro solid oxide fuel cells and micro bio-fuel cells. The book also contains a detailed introduction to the fabrication of the components and the assembly of the system, making it a valuable reference both in terms of its application to product design and understanding micro engineering principles.
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Book information

  • Published: May 2009
  • ISBN: 978-0-12-374713-6

Table of Contents

Introduction Fundamentals of Energy Conversation for Micro Fuel CellsChapter 1 Micro Fuel CellsS. R. NarayananJet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadera, CA, USA.Chapter 2 MEMS-based micro fuel cells: promising power sources for portable electronicsT. PichonatLaboratoire FEMTO-ST, Département L.P.M.O., U.M.R. 6174, 32, Avenue de l'Observatoire, 25044 Besançon Cedex, France.Chapter 3 Micro Proton Electrolyte Membrane (PEM) Fuel CellsS. S. HsiehDepartment of Mechanical and Electro-Mechanical Engineering, National Sun Yat-Sen University, Kaohsiung, Taiwan, ROC.Chapter 4 Membranes and Fuel Cells for Low-Power Wireless DevicesP. A. Kohl School of Chemical and Bio-molecular Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology Atlanta, GA 30332, USA.Chapter 5 Development of Fabrication/Integration Technology for Micro Tubular SOFCT. Suzuki Advanced Manufacturing Research Institute, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST), Nagoya, Japan.Chapter 6 Enzymatic Fuel CellsS. D. Minteer Department of Chemistry, Saint Louis University, St. Louis, Missouri 63103, USA. Chapter 7 Glucose biosensorsS. P. J. HigsonCranfield Health, Cranfield University, Silsoe, Bedfordshire MK45 4DT, UK.