AFC Energy plc : Technolgy : How and Alkaline Fuel Cell Works


AFC Energy plc : Technolgy : How and Alkaline Fuel Cell Works.

How an Alkaline Fuel Cell Works

An alkaline fuel cell is a device that converts oxygen (from the air) and hydrogen (from a supply) into electrical energy and heat. It’s chemically comparable to a battery that will provide electric power continuously, as long as you feed it with hydrogen and air. The only by products are demineralised water and heat – both of which also have commercial uses. Excluding water, an alkaline fuel cell is a zero emission device.

An alkaline fuel cell is a device that converts oxygen (from the air) and hydrogen (from a supply) into electrical energy and heat. It’s chemically comparable to a battery that will provide electric power continuously, as long as you feed it with hydrogen and air. The only by products are demineralised water and heat – both of which also have commercial uses. Excluding water, an alkaline fuel cell is a zero emission device.

One major component of all fuel cells is the electrolyte. An electrolyte is a solution that is able to conduct electricity. In an alkaline fuel cell the electrolyte is an alkaline liquid: in this case, potassium hydroxide also known as KOH. The presence of the hydroxyl ions travelling across the electrolyte allow a circuit to be made and electrical energy can be extracted

Figure 1: Alkaline Fuel Cell

One major component of all fuel cells is the electrolyte. An electrolyte is a solution that is able to conduct electricity. In an alkaline fuel cell the electrolyte is an alkaline liquid: in this case, potassium hydroxide also known as KOH. The presence of the hydroxyl ions travelling across the electrolyte allow a circuit to be made and electrical energy can be extracted

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Über hinterauer

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Eine Antwort zu AFC Energy plc : Technolgy : How and Alkaline Fuel Cell Works

  1. hinterauer schreibt:

    Another promissing possibility to use hydrogen as a fuel.

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