This module will cover High Temperature Fuel Cell (HT-FC) technologies and their science:
- Introduction in electrochemistry /thermodynamics of HT-FC.
- HT_FC types, materials, designs, fuels, and systems
- HT-FC operation with variable fuel sources.
- HT-FC characterisation and testing.
- Lifetime and degradation issues in HT-FC.
- Applications of HT-FC; Heavy duty vehicles (HDVs) and Combined Heat and Power (CHP) systems.
By the end of the module students should be able to:
- Present and criticise the potential, benefits, boundary conditions, and prospects of employing HT-FC technology today and in future markets;
- Describe the theoretical basis of HT-FC with respect to the electrochemistry and thermodynamics and be able to apply this knowledge to moderately complex problems;
- Be able to choose appropriate technology when faced with a moderately complex engineering design task; Select appropriate materials for HT-FC designs and define crucial properties;
- Communicate information, concepts, problems and solutions to specialists and non-specialists.
Why study at University of Birmingham?
- The programmes in the School of Engineering are rooted in high-quality teaching and learning through enquiry-based and independent study, producing high calibre professinals equipped with the skills to excel in technical management.
- The module will equip you to move into more senior management positions, either in your own organisation or moving elsewhere
- We are ranked number one for being targeted by the top UK employers (High Fliers Research 2021)
- Modular delivery over long weekends (Friday to Monday) limits the impact of study on your work commitments.
- The University of Birmingham is a member of the Russell Group, an organisation of the UK’s top 24 research-led universities.
- The University of Birmingham is also a member of Universitas 21, the leading global network of research-intensive universities.
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