Development of an energy pack for portable fuel cells
Tan, Charles Zhi Yong.
Date of Issue2011
School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
The demand for clean renewable energy is ever growing, thus the need to find a new source to provide energy to fuel cells increases as well. Fuel cells today use Hydrogen as a fuel source, and oxygen from the atmosphere as a reactant, to supply electric energy. Since the output of the fuel cell is water, this makes concentrating on developing the fuel cell even more creditable. This project focuses on developing an energy pack by researching on the possibility of using Hydrogen Peroxide to provide oxygen needed to power a fuel cell. This way, the fuel cell can then be powered in environments where there is a lack of oxygen in the atmosphere. Afterwards, a way of designing the final prototype with a way to capture and supply oxygen out with adjustable levels to provide to the fuel cell was created. Although creating the final prototype with adjustable levels of supplying gas to the fuel cell was not fabricated, the study and research offered the author an invaluable learning opportunity through the research and experiments done, thus gaining a more in-depth understanding of the fuel cell and how it works.
DRNTU::Engineering::Mechanical engineering::Alternative, renewable energy sources
Final Year Project (FYP)
Nanyang Technological University