Fuel Cell Projects for the Evil Genius

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Date

April 25, 2008

Format

Paperback, 196 pages

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ISBN

0071496599 / 9780071496599

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27.00



Overview


Main description

FUEL YOUR EVIL URGES WHILE YOU BUILD GREEN ENERGY PROJECTS!

Go green as you amass power! Fuel Cell Projects for the Evil Genius broadens your knowledge of this important, rapidly developing technology and shows you how to build practical, environmentally conscious projects using the three most popular and widely accessible fuel cells!

In Fuel Cell Projects for the Evil Genius, high-tech guru Gavin Harper gives you everything you need to conduct practical experiments and build energizing fuel cell projects. You'll find complete, easy-to-follow plans that feature clear diagrams and schematics, as well as:

  • Instructions for fascinating sustainable energy projects, complete with 180 how-to illustrations
  • Explanations of how fuel cells work and why the hydrogen economy will impact our lives in the near future
  • Frustration-factor removal-all the needed parts are listed, along with sources
  • Science fair project ideas that are on the cutting edge of the latest technological developments

Fuel Cell Projects for the Evil Genius gives you complete plans, instructions, parts lists, and sources to:

  • Understand how hydrogen could meet our energy needs in a post-carbon economy
  • Build a fuel cell car to race against your friends
  • Build an intelligent fuel cell car which autonomously drives
  • Build a simple fuel cell using adhesive bandages
  • Hydrogen fuel your iPod
  • Have a hydrogen barbecue-cook your food with zero carbon emissions!
  • Discover how the amounts of hydrogen supplied to fuel cells affect the amounts of electricity produced
  • And much more!


Table of contents

Foreword
Acknowledgments
Chapter 1. History of Hydrogen and Fuel Cells
Chapter 2. The Hydrogen Economy
Chapter 3. Producing Hydrogen
Chapter 4. Hydrogen Storage
Chapter 5. Platinum Fuel Cells
Chapter 6. Alkaline Fuel Cells
Chapter 7. PEM Fuel Cells
Chapter 8. Direct Methanol Fuel Cells
Chapter 9. Microbial Fuel Cells
Chapter 10. High-Temperature Fuel Cells
Chapter 11. Scratch-Built Fuel Cells
Chapter 12. Hydrogen Safety
Chapter 13. Hydrogen Transport
Chapter 14. More Fun with Hydrogen!
Chapter 15. Fuel Cell Competitions
Appendix A: Everything You Wanted to Know About Hydrogen...and Then Some
Appendix B: Fuel Cell Acronym Buster
Appendix C: Fuel Cell Associations
Epilogue
Index


Author comments

[inside book] ABOUT THE AUTHOR Gavin D.J. Harper is the author of 50 Awesome Auto Projects for the Evil Genius, Build Your Own Car PC, 50 Model Rocket Projects for the Evil Genius, and Solar Energy Projects for the Evil Genius (all from McGraw-Hill), and has had work mentioned in the journal Science. Gavin holds a Diploma in Design & Innovation and a Bachelor of Science (Honours) degree in Technology from the Open University. He went on to study towards a Master of Science in Architecture with Advanced Environmental & Energy Studies with the University of East London at the Centre for Alternative Technology. He also holds the Diploma of Vilnius University, Lithuania. He has undertaken further study with the Open University and with Loughborough University's Centre for Renewable Energy Systems Technology. He is currently reading for his Ph.D into the impacts of Alternative Vehicles and Fuels at Cardiff University, Wales.





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