Hydrogen Fuel Cell | The New Power Source

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Hydrogen Fuel Cell vs Lithium Ion Battery

Hydrogen Fuel Cell is now the new normal. YKM after working with numerous industries around the globe manufactured the optimal nickel mesh solution required for the optimal functioning of Nickel Mesh. In this blog, let as discuss on the new energy resources which has made a revolutionary change in the system.

What Is Hydrogen Fuel Cell?

Hydrogen Fuel Cells are the new source of power that has struck the Automotive Industries by 2019. A Hydrogen Fuel Cell is an electrochemical cell that converts the chemical energy of a fuel i.e., Hydrogen and an Oxidizing agent i.e., Oxygen into Electricity & Water through a pair of redox reaction.

How Hydrogen Fuel Cell Generates Electricity?

Hydrogen is fed to the Nickel Mesh anode, and Oxygen is fed to the Nickel cathode. Then a catalyst at the anode separates hydrogen molecules into protons and electrons, which take different paths to the Nickel cathode Mesh. The electrons then go through an external circuit, creating a flow of electricity.

What Are The By-Products?

In Hydrogen Fuel Cell Cars, The Hydrogen is filled externally, and Oxygen is taken from the surface atmosphere and this Oxidizing Agent i.e., Oxygen & Reducing Agent i.e., is fed to the Electrodes producing Electricity & Water.

Are Hydrogen Fuel Cell Eco-Friendly?

Hydrogen Fuel Cells are Eco Friendly as they produce Electricity & Water as by-product with 0 Carbon Emission and they are renewable source of energy.

What are Advantages of Hydrogen Fuel Cell over Normal Fuel Cell?

Renewable Source Of Energy

Hydrogen is the most abundantly available & Renewable Source of Energy can be a perfect solution for future zero-carbon needs for combined heat and power supplies.

More Energy Efficient than Other Fuel Cells

Hydrogen Fuel Cell provides a high-density source of energy with good energy efficiency. Hydrogen has the highest energy content compared to any other fuel source by weight. Hydrogen have around three times the gravimetric energy density (around 120MJ/kg) of diesel and LNG and a similar volumetric energy density to natural gas.

No Carbon Footprints

With almost 0 emissions, hydrogen fuel cells do not release greenhouse gases, which means they do not have a impact to our ecosystem.

No Noise Pollution

Hydrogen Fuel Powered cars are much quieter than those that use conventional internal combustion engines.

Fast Charging Time

While Normal Fuel Cell vehicles require between 30 minutes and several hours to charge, Hydrogen Fuel Cells can be recharged in under five minutes. This fast-charging time make it more reliable source of energy than Energy produced by Normal Fuel Cells

More Mileage/ More Usage Backup

Hydrogen Fuel Cells offer greater efficiency or equal to the energy efficiency of a Normal Conventional Car and are much superior to that energy offered by Electric Vehicles (EVs)

Why Nickel Wire Mesh Suites Over Other Woven Wire Meshes?

Over other types of Woven Wire Meshes, Nickel Wire Mesh have :

  • High electrical conductivity
  • Good electrocatalytic activity
  • Adequate selectivity
  • Long-term mechanical stability
  • Corrosion resistance
  • Dimensional stability
  • Prolong chemical stability
  • Uninterrupted flow of electrolyte liquid making it a top choice for Electrodes in Fuels Cells.