How Do Hydrogen Fuel Cells Work?
A hydrogen fuel cell changes energy stored in particles into power through an electrochemical response. A normal hydrogen fuel cell operates in the following way:
- Hydrogen joins the fuel cell through the anode. Here, hydrogen particles respond with a compound and divide into electrons and protons. Oxygen from the ambient air arrives on the other side across the cathode.
- The positive-assailed protons pass through the permeable electrolyte casing to the cathode. The negatively charged electrons stream out of the cell and make an electric flow, which can be used to drive an electric or hybrid-electric thrust system.
- In the cathode, the protons and oxygen then mix to make H2O.
Things You Need to Know About Hydrogen Fuel Cells
There are five things to know about hydrogen fuel cells, they are:
- Hydrogen is the most plentiful element on earth
- Hydrogen fuel cells can be used to power numerous functions
- It is a clean way to produce water
- Very similar to gasoline-powered cars
- California has more than 30 commercial hydrogen stations
Advantages of Industrial Hydrogen Fuel Cells
The advantages are:
- Abundant renewable
- It’s a clean and adaptable energy source that sustains zero-carbon energy approaches
- Highly efficient compared to other fuels
- Almost zero emissions
- Reduces carbon footprint
- Faster charging time
- No noise pollution
- Long usage time
- Works in rural places
Types of Hydrogen Fuel Cells Offered by Modern Thermal Design
Modern Thermal Design offers two types of hydrogen fuel cells.
First, is one that you supply hydrogen. And the second one, we make hydrogen from a menthol-water mixture. The menthol-water combination makes heat. The waste heat can in turn be used for heating water or other manufacturing processes. These offer 5kW to 200 kW or Even 5 MW.
This would be used for several reasons that, include:
- Cell towers
- Standby generation
- Crypto mining
Our systems are integrated to work together. Solar PV generates power during the day. Our hydrogen fuel cells generate power at night. There are possible tax incentives to get started with hydrogen. These incentives can be deducted from your taxes. So, yes, there is some upfront cost to get set up. But, once you are set up, those costs will go down.
If you are interested, have questions, or want to find out if this is right for you, contact us at 317-934-5702