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Grundlagen und Technik der Brennstoffzellen (Principles and Technology of Fuel Cells)

Prof. Detlef Stolten holds the chair for Fuel Cells at RWTH Aachen University.

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Detlef Stolten

The course offered focuses on converting renewable and fossil energy carriers for use in fuel cells for portable, stationary and mobile applications. The process engineering and systems technology aspects cover high-temperature and low-temperature fuel cells, as well as the processing of specific fuels for fuel cells. These elements are accompanied by an examination of the basic physical and chemical principles involved. Systems analysis studies on energy process engineering, including cost estimates, provide a holistic coverage of the subject with a view to future market launch. On average, almost 50 students attend the lectures and tutorials offered during the winter semester. As part of the existing cooperation with Forschungszentrum Jülich, the chair offers students the chance to work on term papers and diploma dissertations and also provides them with an opportunity to work on projects as research assistants.

Link to Fuel Cells at RWTH Aachen University

WS: V2 on Wednesdays 14:15 – 15:45 h, Ü2 on Wednesdays 16:15 – 17:45 h, Kakertstr. 15, 52072 Aachen, Seminar room Se 1

Lecture Topics

1.    Energy consumption through the ages
2.    Introduction and overview
3.    Physico-chemical fundamentals
4.    Technological fundamentals
5.    Fuel cell systems
6.    Special fuel cell typs
7.    Energy carrier for fuel cells
8.    Fuel cell applications
9.    Economical issues
10. Conversion, figures and data
11. Possible sources of error and distribution

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