204th Meeting of The Electrochemical Society, Co-sponsored in Part by the Electronics Division of The American Ceramic Society

October 12-October 16, 2003


P1 - Tutorial on Fuel Cells

Energy Technology/New Technology Subcommittee/Industrial Electrolysis and Electrochemical Engineering

Monday, October 13, 2003

Sapphire Room, Ground Level

The Vision of Fuel Cells: General Operation and Applications

Co-Chairs: R,. Bellows and J.M. Fenton

10:00 Introduction and Welcome by R. Bellows
10:051081 Fuel Cell Operation and Historical Development - P. Stonehart (Stonehart Associates Inc.) and D. Wheeler (UTC Fuel Cells, LLC)
11:001082 An Overview of Proton Exchange Membrane Fuel Cells in Residential Markets - G. Eisman (Plug Power Inc.)
11:301083 Large-Scale Stationary Applications - G.M. Ehrlich (UTC Fuel Cells)

The Vision of Fuel Cells: General Operation and Application

Co-Chairs: J.M. Fenton and R. Bellows

2:001084 Portable Power Application of Fuel Cells: A Tutorial - S. Gottesfeld (MTI Microfuel Cells)
2:301085 Alkaline Fuel Cells (an Overview) - K. Kordesch and M. Cifrain (Technical University Graz)

Fuel Cell Approaches: Overview by Electrolyte Type

Co-Chairs: J.M. Fenton and R. Bellows

3:001086 Overview of PEM Fuel Cells - T. Fuller (UTC Fuel Cells)
3:301087 Overview of Aqueous Carbonate Fuel Cells - E.J. Cairns (Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and the University of Californa)
4:001088 Tutorial on Phosphoric Acid Electrolyte Fuel Cells - H. Kunz (University of Connecticut) and J. King (Joseph King)
4:301089 Carbonate Fuel Cells Overview - H. Maru, M. Farooque, and C.-Y. Yuh (FuelCell Energy, Inc.)
5:001090 Solid Oxide Fuel Cells: A Tutorial - S. Singhal (Pacific Northwest National Laboratory)

Tuesday, October 14, 2003

Fuel Cell Stack: Electrode Development and Operational Issues

Co-Chairs: J. Weidner and W.A. van Schalkwijk

8:001091 Cell and Stack Configuration Options - F. Barbir (Proton Energy Systems, Inc.)
8:301092 Electrocatalysis of Fuel Cell Reactions - M. Arenz, V. Stamenkovic, B. Blizanac, P. Ross, and N. Markovic (University of California)
9:001093 Tutorial: Measuring Catalyst Utilization and Mass Transfer Limitations in the Polymer Electrolyte Fuel Cell - H. Gasteiger, W. Gu, R. Makharia, and M. Mathias (General Motors - Fuel Cell Activities)
9:30 Thirty-Minute Intermission
10:001094 Electrolyte Management - D. Wheeler, J. Yi (UTC Fuel Cells, LLC), J.A.S. Bett (unknown), and P. Stonehart (Stonehart Associates, Inc.)

System Integration: Fuels, Fuel Processing, and Balance-of-Plant Issues

Co-Chairs: J. Weidner and W.A. van Schalkwijk

10:301095 Direct Methanol Fuel Cells Fundamentals and Applications - S.R. Narayanan (Jet Propulsion Laboratory)
11:001096 An Overview of Hydrocarbon Fuel Processing - R.J. Bellows (Bellows Advanced Energy Systems, LLC)
11:301097 Thermal Integration and Water Management - E.D. Doss, R. Humar, and R. Ahluwalia (Argonne National Laboratory)

Fuel Cell Characteristics

Co-Chairs: W.A. van Schalkwijk and J. Weidner

2:001098 Development of Educational Tools for PEM Fuel Cells - V. Ramani, R. Jiang, H. Kunz, and J. Fenton (University of Connecticut)
2:301099 Alkaline Fuel Cells operation with Ammonia and Methanol as fuel sources - K. Kordesch, M. Cifrain, G. Faleschini, and G. Koscher (Technical University Graz)
2:501100 Real-Time Measurements of Mass and Current Distribution in Polymer Electrolyte Fuel Cells - N. Burke, X.-G. Yang, and C.-Y. Wang (Pennsylvania State University)
3:101101 Potential Oscillations In PEM Fuel Cell - J. Zhang and R. Datta (Worcester Polytechnic Insitute)
3:301102 Two-Phase Microfluidics Visualization in a Direct Methanol Fuel Cell - G. Lu and C.-Y. Wang (The Penn State University)
3:501103 Two-Phase Transport and Role of Microporous Layer in Polymer Electrolyte Fuel Cells - U. Pasaogullari and C.-Y. Wang (The Pennsylvania State University)