Construction Of Fuel Cell And It's Working Presentation
|Introduction to Fuel Cell|
|Fuel cell is an electrochemical device that converts chemical energy from a fuel and an oxidant into electrical energy.|
It consists of three main components: anode, cathode, and electrolyte.
Fuel cells are efficient, clean, and quiet sources of power.
|Construction of a Fuel Cell|
|Anode: The anode is the negative electrode where the fuel (often hydrogen) is oxidized, releasing electrons.|
Cathode: The cathode is the positive electrode where the oxidant (such as oxygen) is reduced by accepting electrons.
Electrolyte: The electrolyte separates the anode and cathode and allows ions to move between them while preventing the mixing of fuel and oxidant.
|Working of a Fuel Cell|
|Fuel cell operation involves four main steps: fuel input, electrochemical reaction, electron flow, and power output.|
Fuel (hydrogen) is supplied to the anode, where it is split into protons (H+) and electrons (e-).
Protons pass through the electrolyte to the cathode, while electrons travel through an external circuit, creating an electric current.
|Advantages of Fuel Cells|
|High efficiency: Fuel cells can achieve efficiency levels of up to 60%, significantly higher than traditional combustion-based systems.|
Environmentally friendly: Fuel cells produce electricity without combustion, resulting in reduced emissions of pollutants and greenhouse gases.
Versatile applications: Fuel cells can be used in various sectors, including transportation, stationary power generation, and portable devices. (Note: This is a brief overview of the topic. For a more in-depth understanding, additional slides and information can be added.)