Instrumentation and Chemical Division, Bahrain Training Institute,
Isa Town, Bahrain
Dr. A. Abudhahir
Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Vel Tech Rangarajan Dr.Sagunthala R&D Institute of Science and Technology,
Dr. E. A. Mohammed Ali
Department of Electronics and Communication Engineering, National College of Engineering,
Department of Computer Science and Engieering,Manonmaniam Sundaranar University,
Tirunelveli, TamilNadu, India
Dr. K. Shankar
Department of Electronics and Instrumentation Engineering, National Institute of Technology,
Dr. C. Christopher Columbus
Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, PSN College of Engineering and Technology,
Fuel cell is a modern power system which produces electricity through electrochemical reaction with low emission and sustainability. Since the basic fuels used are Hydrogen and Oxygen and the byproduct of the chemical reaction is water, with a least pollution it is very environment friendly. Since the late 1990s, the fuel cells are deployed in many applications including automobiles. However, it is still a challenge to make it cost effective and hence the researchers all around the world are still enthusiastically involved in the field of fuel cell research.
Among the various types of fuel cells, the three types namely, Solid Oxide Fuel Cell (SOFC), Polymer Electrolyte Membrane Fuel Cell (PEMFC) and Direct Methanol Fuel Cell (DMFC) are still under research and development. The main objectives of fuel cell research are to reduce the manufacturing and maintenance costs, improve the efficiency of energy conversion and life time by reducing the losses involved, improve stack voltage and improve the fueling infrastructure. Hence, a need for an efficient control strategy to meet the above mentioned objectives is obvious and hence it is one of the key areas of research in the present days.
Therefore it is proposed to publish a special issue on the topic “Advanced control strategies for improvement of performance of Fuel Cells”.
Aims and Scope:
Fuel Cell Technology
Fuel Cell – Modelling, Simulation and Control
Advancements in Fuel Cell Stack Concepts and Simulation
Improvement of Efficiency and Lifetime of Fuel Cell
Reducing Cost of Fuel Cell
Components of Fuel Cell
Fuel Cell in Transportation and Portable Applications