Über den Autor
Marta S. Basualdo is a researcher for CIFASIS-(CONICET-UNR-UPCAM), Rosario, Argentina. She is also a professor for the Chemical and Electric Engineering Departments of FRRo-UTN and she leads the Computer Aided Process Engineering Group (CAPEG).Diego Feroldi is a researcher for CIFASIS-(CONICET-UNR-UPCAM), Rosario, Argentina. He is also a professor in the Computer Science Department at FCEIA-UNR.Rachid Outbib works in the Laboratoire des Sciences de l'Information et des Systèmes at the Domaine Universitaire de Saint Jérôme, Marseille, France.
1. Introduction.- 2. Description of PEM Fuel Cells System.- 3. Advanced Control Strategies for the Oxygen in the Cathode.- 4. Simulation and Control of PEMFCS Thermal Behavior.- 5. Fault Diagnosis of PEM Fuel Cell.- 6. Fault Diagnosis and Fault Tolerant Control of PEM Fuel Cell.- 7. Fuel Cell Hybrid Systems.- 8. Energy Management Strategies for Fuel Cell Hybrid Systems.- 9. Design and Control of an Integrated Bio-Ethanol Processor withPEMFC.- 10. Control Oriented Dynamic Model of the Bio-ethanol Processor System.- 11. Mathematical Model Implementation for Simulation Purposes.- 12. Plant-wide Control for Fuel Processor System with PEMFC.- 13. Fault Detectability Index for Optimal Monitoring System Design.- 14. Improved PCA Models for Fault Detection Using Delay Adjustment.
An apparently appropriate control scheme for PEM fuel cells may actually lead to an inoperable plant when it is connected to other unit operations in a process with recycle streams and energy integration. PEM Fuel Cells with Bio-Ethanol Processor Systems presents a control system design that provides basic regulation of the hydrogen production process with PEM fuel cells. It then goes on to construct a fault diagnosis system to improve plant safety above this control structure.
PEM Fuel Cells with Bio-Ethanol Processor Systems is divided into two parts: the first covers fuel cells and the second discusses plants for hydrogen production from bio-ethanol to feed PEM fuel cells. Both parts give detailed analyses of modeling, simulation, advanced control, and fault diagnosis. They give an extensive, in-depth discussion of the problems that can occur in fuel cell systems and propose a way to control these systems through advanced control algorithms. A significant part of the book is also given over to computer-aided engineering software tools that can be used to evaluate the dynamic performance of the overall plant.
PEM Fuel Cells with Bio-Ethanol Processor Systems is intended for use by researchers and advanced students on chemical, electrical-electronic and mechanical engineering courses in which dynamics and control are incorporated with the traditional steady-state coverage of flowsheet synthesis, engineering economics and optimization.
Offers readers from a variety of backgrounds the opportunity to learn how to handle fuel cell related problemsProposes novel solutions to fuel cell related problems, using advanced control algorithmsPresents a deep discussion about several aspects of the typical problems in fuel cells