Electrochemical Modelling of Fuel Cells, Electrolysers and Batteries

2018/2019

Prerequisite/Recommended prerequisite for participation in the module

The module is based on knowledge achieved when studying the 2nd semester on the Master of Science in Energy Engineering, Sustainable Energy Engineering or similar.

Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

Learning objectives

Knowledge

  • Have knowledge about the components that make up an electrochemical cell
  • Understand the thermodynamics of fuel cells, electrolysers and batteries
  • Understand the relations governing the kinetics of electrochemical reactions
  • Understand the mechanisms governing charge, mass and energy transport within electrodes and electrolytes
  • Have knowledge about how to model catalyst poisoning
  • Understand how the individual processes are coupled

Skills

  • Be able to develop models for different types of electrodes
  • Be able to combine electrode models with other sub models to create a full electrochemical cell model
  • Be able to apply appropriate simplifications depending on the application

Competences

  • Independently be able to analyse and model real electrochemical cells
  • Independently be able to identify the validity or limitations of an electrochemical model
  • Independently be able simplify an electrochemical model so it is applicable in modelling of thermal or electrical systems

Type of instruction

The course is taught by a mixture of lectures, workshops, exercises and self‐studies.

Extent and expected workload

Since it is a 5 ECTS course module, the work load is expected to be 150 hours for the student.

Exam

Exams

Name of examElectrochemical Modelling of Fuel Cells, Electrolysers and Batteries
Type of exam
Oral exam
ECTS5
Assessment7-point grading scale
Type of gradingInternal examination
Criteria of assessmentAs stated in the Joint Programme Regulations.
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Facts about the module

Danish titleElektrokemisk modellering af brændsels-celler, batterier og elektrolyse
Module codeN-EE-K3-15
Module typeCourse
Duration1 semester
SemesterAutumn
ECTS5
Empty-place SchemeYes
Location of the lectureCampus Aalborg, Campus Esbjerg
Responsible for the module

Organisation

Study BoardStudy Board of Energy
FacultyFaculty of Engineering and Science