HYDROGEN FUEL CELLS


Hydrogen fuel cells are used in cars and are much better for the environment than using gasoline. http://inventors.about.com/od/sstartinventions/ss/Physics_Illustr_2.htmthis This website shows how hydrogen fuel cells work. Check it out!


Electricity is generated from a reaction triggered from an electrolyte, between the fuel and the oxidant. Using this electricity is much more safer to use than regular electricity that burns fossil fuels.
Describe the advantages of using this resource instead of burning fossil fuels.

Using this resource is much better than using fossil fuels because it is much more healthier for the environment, which is always a good thing.
  1. Describe the disadvantages of using this resource.

  2. Describe how this energy relates to your everyday life.
  3. It is usesd in your car so you use it every day.
  4. Include pictures, maps, or diagrams relating to the use of this resource.

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This is a picture of a hydrogen fuel cell pwered battery. Hydrogen fuel cells are cells used for electricity that come fron a fuel tankexternal image FCV_system_r08_c04.gif
Diagram: Location of various components in a FCV.
Diagram: Location of various components in a FCV.

A hydrogen fuel cell is found in the cars hydrogen tank.

Describe this alternative resource.

Electricity is generated from a reaction from an electrolyte between the fuel and oxidant.

Describe the advantages of using this resource instead of burning fossil fuels.

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Using hydrogen fuel cells cuts down on atmospheric pollution which can save us from global warming. It cuts down on fossil fuels which we will eventually run out of. People don't realize how important it is to conserve energy.

Hydrogen is safer than gasoline, diesel, or natural gas.
hydrogen cells produces almost no pollution.
Hydrogen is the lightest element.
http://greenenergytv.com/Watch.aspx?v=1729353903

Describe the disadvantages of using this resource.

  1. Hydrogen is highly explosive!!!
  2. It takes more energy to make Hydrogen than you get from it.
  3. Very expensive.
  4. It is way bigger than your average gas tank.

Describe how this energy relates to your everyday life.

Hydrogen fuel cells are used to power cars without much pollution. So without this energy you wouldn't be able to drive to work.

Include pictures, maps, or diagrams relating to the use of this resource.




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This is a picture of a hydrogen powered airplane. Hydrogen is used in many ways of transportation. In ways such as; cars, motorcycles, airplanes, and anything that just uses gasoline. Hydrogen is also much better for the environment. However, hydrogen fuel cells can be very flammable and sometimes can be used in dangerous ways.

Energy Facts


Order from highest energy usage to least.

Fraction
Decimal
Percent
Country A
US
3,892,000,000,000
/17,154,402,852,000

.2268

22%
Country B
Vietnam
51,350,000,000
/17,154,402,852,000
.0029
.3%
Country C
Peru
22,370,000,000
/17,154,402,852,000
.0013
.13%
Country D
Afghanistan
1,088,000,000
/17,154,402,852,000
.00006
.006%

Country
United States
Population
304,059,724
Energy Use Per Person
12800.11686
Vietnam
86,967,524
590.4502927
Peru
29,546,963
757.0998075
Afghanistan
33,609,937
32.37137874