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Model of fuel cell electrodes degradation

Paolo Piovano

Model of fuel cell electrodes degradation.

Rel. Stefania Specchia. Politecnico di Torino, Corso di laurea magistrale in Ingegneria Energetica E Nucleare, 2018

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A comparison between innovative material for fuel cell electrodes with respect to the traditional ones was performed in order to quantify the benefits from an energetic point of view. A model was used to describe and predict the performance of the single fuel cell, with a high focus on the degradation processes, found to be very important in the comparison between traditional and novel electrodes. Finally, the energetic assessment was made simulating the behaviour of a micro-cogeneration heat and power installation for a residential user, with the final aim of quantifying the energetic advantage, during the whole lifespan of the system, of using a novel electrode.

Relators: Stefania Specchia
Academic year: 2018/19
Publication type: Electronic
Number of Pages: 39
Corso di laurea: Corso di laurea magistrale in Ingegneria Energetica E Nucleare
Classe di laurea: New organization > Master science > LM-30 - ENERGY AND NUCLEAR ENGINEERING
Ente in cotutela: University of Ontario Institute of Technology (CANADA)
Aziende collaboratrici: UNSPECIFIED
URI: http://webthesis.biblio.polito.it/id/eprint/8735
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