HISTORY OF FUEL CELL
The fuel cell starts from the experiment of the glove lord in Britain on
whether electricity being able to be made from hydrogen and oxygen in 1839
getting a hint from electroanalysis of water, and the success and the discovery.
Then, as a result of a research piling up, NASA was also adopted, and it
was carried also in the spaceship Apollo.
As for the accident of "Appllo 13" turned into a movie, the oxygen
tank for breathing and fuel cells exploded.
However, since capacity was too large for attaining general utilization,the
miniaturization was indispensable.
It became around 1986, the Ballade Power Systems Company of Canada succeeded
in the miniaturization, and the possibility of utilization increased.
And research continues being done all over the world and it has continued
up to now.
THE KIND OF FUEL CELL
The kind and the feature of a fuel cell are as follows.
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FORM OF USE OF FUEL CELL
The following three are expectation for the use of the fuel cell.
- Home cogeneration power generation
- Business-use cogeneration power generation
- The power source for mobile
Cogeneration is exhaust heat use of hot water by exhaust heat generated
when it power generation with a fuel cell.