Here's how fuel cells work

April 2002
Fairfield County Business Journal;4/1/2002, Vol. 41 Issue 13, p4
Discusses the use of hydrogen as a power source. Use of chemical reactions in hydrogen cell technology; Description of the process where two electrodes are sandwiched around a non-metal conductor in a fuel cell; Help of a catalyst in combining oxygen and hydrogen to form water.


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