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Micro Fuel Cells - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780123747136, 9780080878874

Micro Fuel Cells

1st Edition

Principles and Applications

Editor: Tim Zhao
Hardcover ISBN: 9780123747136
eBook ISBN: 9780080878874
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 7th May 2009
Page Count: 312
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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.

Key Features

An overview of the micro fuel cell systems and applications.
A detailed introduction to the fabrication of the components and the assembly of the system.
*Original points of view on prospects of micro fuel cells.


Mechanical Engineers
Chemical Engineers
Electrical Engineers
Engineering Designers
Materials Engineers
Product Designers

Table of Contents

Introduction Fundamentals of Energy Conversation for Micro Fuel Cells
Chapter 1 Micro Fuel Cells
S. R. Narayanan
Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadera, CA, USA.
Chapter 2 MEMS-based micro fuel cells: promising power sources for portable electronics
T. Pichonat
Laboratoire 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 Cells
S. S. Hsieh
Department of Mechanical and Electro-Mechanical Engineering, National Sun Yat-Sen University, Kaohsiung, Taiwan, ROC.
Chapter 4 Membranes and Fuel Cells for Low-Power Wireless Devices
P. 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 SOFC
T. Suzuki
Advanced Manufacturing Research Institute, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST), Nagoya, Japan.
Chapter 6 Enzymatic Fuel Cells
S. D. Minteer
Department of Chemistry, Saint Louis University, St. Louis, Missouri 63103, USA.
Chapter 7 Glucose biosensors
S. P. J. Higson
Cranfield Health, Cranfield University, Silsoe, Bedfordshire MK45 4DT, UK.


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About the Editor

Tim Zhao

Affiliations and Expertise

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

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