Equipment for Use with the Curriculum

A major component of the H2E3 project has been the development of laboratory equipment for use with the curriculum. This equipment has taken the form of Fuel Cell/Electrolyzer Kits, intended for use in introductory and intermediate engineering courses; and Test Stations designed for use by advanced undergraduate engineering students.

The kits, test stations, and fuel cell stacks used with the test stations were designed and built in-house at SERC. Schatz engineers also produced complete user documentation for the equipment.

These tools allow students to perform quantitative experiments that make clear the fundamentals of hydrogen energy and fuel cell engineering. At the same time, the experiments help achieve existing learning objectives in courses such as introductory engineering, thermodynamics, renewable energy, and heat and mass transport phenomena.

 

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