Hydrogen & Fuel Cell Syllabus

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  1. Hydrogen as a Fuel
  2. Hydrogen Production methods: Fossil fuels, Electrolysis, Thermal decomposition, Photochemical and photocatalytic Methods, …
  3. Storage methods: Metal hydrides, Metal alloy hydrides, Carbon nanotubes, …
  4. Hydrogen transportation, transfer and distribution methods
  5. Safety and environmental aspects
  6. Thermodynamics of fuel cells: The first and second laws of thermodynamics, efficiency
  7. Types of Fuel Cells: Nutrition, Disadvantages and Benefits, Factors Affecting Performance, applications, R&D bottlenecks.
  8. Electrochemistry of fuel cells: Oxidation and reduction in electrochemical cells, Nernst equation, Electrode reaction kinetics
  9. Diagnosis methods and evaluation of fuel cell efficiency
  10. Fuel cell modeling: Electrochemical/Transfer Processes – Two-Phase Current – Charge Transfer – Mass and Heat Transfer – Precise Electrode Kinetics Models – Nonisothermal and transient models.
  11. Fuel cell system design: Complex design – Route design and Fluid Flow Input/Outputs – Design of Fuel Transducers
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