By Andrei A Kulikovsky

ISBN-10: 0444535608

ISBN-13: 9780444535603

In gasoline mobile research, the hole among basic electrochemical procedures and the engineering of gas mobile structures is bridged by means of the actual modelling of gas cells. This really new self-discipline goals to appreciate the fundamental delivery and kinetic phenomena in a true mobilephone and stack surroundings, paving the way in which for enhanced layout and function. The author brings his special approach to the analytical modeling of gas cells to this crucial reference for power technologists. Covers contemporary advances and analytical suggestions to a number of difficulties confronted by way of strength technologists, from catalyst layer functionality to thermal balance offers precise graphs, charts and different instruments (glossary, index) to maximise R&D output whereas minimizing expenses and time spent on dead-end researchPresents Kulikovsky's signature technique (and the information to help it)-which makes use of "simplified" types in response to idealized structures, simple geometries, and minimum assumptions-enabling qualitative figuring out of the factors and results of phenomena

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29), obtained above for an ideal catalyst layer. As seen, Eq. 29) holds when oxygen transport is ideal, ε 1 and ε2 ˜j0 ≥ 2. 5. 5 High cell current In the opposite limit of large cell current, we may neglect 1 under the square root in Eq. 40) (a rigorous condition for this approximation will be derived below). This equation reduces to ∂ 2 ˜j ∂ ˜j = −˜j 2 ∂x ˜ ∂x ˜ or 2 ∂ ˜j 2 ∂ 2 ˜j + = 0. 3: The shapes of the dimensionless proton current density ˜j, ˜ and overpotential η˜ across the cathode catalyst layer for reaction rate Q large cell currents.

34) Thus, the sum 2Φ − ε2 ˜j 2 is constant along x ˜. 34) is the general form of the CCL polarization curve at high currents (see below). 36) 2 ˜2 exp(˜ η ) − ε j = exp(˜ η0 ) − ε2 ˜j02 = exp(˜ η1 ), Tafel. 3 Equation for proton current For further calculations we will use the Butler-Volmer conversion function: φ = sinh(˜ η ). With this, Eq. 30) takes the form ε2 ∂ ˜j = − sinh(˜ η ). 38) it is convenient to transform the system into a single equation for proton current. 38) over x ˜ we get ε2 ∂ 2 ˜j ∂ η˜ = − cosh(˜ η) .

48) ct cref is the activation resistivity of the CL. Here Eq. 19) was taken into account. In the opposite limit of ε 1 we have coth(1/ε) ε, and Eq. 44) takes the form η˜0 = arcsinh ε2 ˜j0 . 2 for the case of an ideal catalyst layer. Thus, ideal proton transport means that ε 1. If ε2 ˜j0 ≥ 2 the function arcsinh can be replaced by the logarithm of double argument and we get η˜0 = ln 2ε2 ˜j0 , ε 1, ε2 ˜j0 ≥ 2. 29), obtained above for an ideal catalyst layer. As seen, Eq. 29) holds when oxygen transport is ideal, ε 1 and ε2 ˜j0 ≥ 2.

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