MV3016: Fuel Cell Technologies syllabus for Marine 2021 regulation (Professional Elective-II)

Fuel Cell Technologies detailed syllabus for Marine Engineering (Marine) for 2021 regulation curriculum has been taken from the Anna Universities official website and presented for the Marine students. For course code, course name, number of credits for a course and other scheme related information, do visit full semester subjects post given below.

For Marine Engineering 5th Sem scheme and its subjects, do visit Marine 5th Sem 2021 regulation scheme. For Professional Elective-II scheme and its subjects refer to Marine Professional Elective-II syllabus scheme. The detailed syllabus of fuel cell technologies is as follows.

Course Objectives:

Download the iStudy App for all syllabus and other updates.
Get it on Google Play

Unit I

Fuel cells: History – principle – working – thermodynamics and kinetics of fuel cell process -performance evaluation of fuel cell – comparison on battery Vs fuel cell, Types of fuel cells – AFC, PAFC, SOFC, MCFC, DMFC, PEMFC, microbial fuel cells, relative merits and demerits.

Unit II

Gibbs free energy; reversible and irreversible loss – Nernst Equation; effect of temperature and pressure concentration on Nernst potential – Concept of Electrode potential and Electrochemical Potential.

Unit III

Download the iStudy App for all syllabus and other updates.
Get it on Google Play

Unit IV

Fuel cell usage for domestic power systems, large scale power generation, Automobile, Space, economic and environmental analysis on usage of hydrogen and fuel cell. Future trends in fuel cells, portable fuel cells, laptops, mobiles, submarines.

Unit V

Thermal-Steam reformation, thermochemical water splitting, gasification-pyrolysis, nuclear thermal catalytic and partial oxidation methods. Electrochemical-Electrolysis, photo electro chemical, Biological-Anaerobic digestion, fermentation micro-organism, PM based electrolyser- Physical and chemical properties, general storage methods, compressed storage-composite cylinders, glass micro sphere storage, zeolites, metal hydride storage, chemical hydride storage and cryogenic storage, carbon based materials for hydrogen storage.

Course Outcomes:

On completion of the course the students will be able to:

  1. Apply know-how of thermodynamics, electrochemistry, heat transfer, and fluid mechanics principles to design and analysis of this emerging technology.
  2. Have thorough understanding of performance behavior, operational issues and challenges for all major types of fuel cells.
  3. Identify, formulate, and solve problems related to fuel cell technology keeping in mind economic viability.
  4. Use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for design and analysis of innovative fuel cell systems.
  5. Understand the impact of this technology in a global and societal context.
  6. Develop enough skills to design systems or components of fuel cells.
  7. Be ready to begin a career as an engineer in companies developing fuel cell components and systems.

Text Books:

Download the iStudy App for all syllabus and other updates.
Get it on Google Play

Reference Books:

  1. A. Bauen and D. Hart, Assessment of the environmental benefits of transport and stationary fuel cells, Journal of Power Sources, Vol. 86, pp. 482-494, 2000.
  2. M. Cassir and C. Belhomme, Technological applications of molten salts: the case of the molten carbonate fuel cell, Plasma & Ions, Vol. 1, pp. 3-15, 1999.
  3. S. Gottesfeld, Polymer electrolyte fuel cells, Advances in Electrochemical Science and Engineering, Vol. 5, Eds. R. C. Alkire, et al., Wiley-VCH, pp. 195-301, 1997.
  4. Hammou, Solid oxide fuel cells, Advances in Electrochemical Science and Engineering, Vol. 2, Eds. H. Gerischer and C.W. Tobias, et al., Wiley-VCH, pp. 88-139, 1992.
  5. K. Hemmes, G. Lindbergh, J. R. Selman, D. A. Shores, and I. Uchida, Carbonate Fuel Cell Technology, PV 99-20, Honolulu, Hawaii, Fall 1999, Published by The Electrochemical Society, Inc., 10 South Main Street, Pennington, NJ, 08534; Tel: 609-7371902;


For detailed syllabus of all the other subjects of Marine Engineering 5th Sem, visit Marine 5th Sem subject syllabuses for 2021 regulation.

For all Marine Engineering results, visit Anna University Marine all semester results direct link.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *