Hydrogen Fuel Cell Technology – How it works
A fuel cell is an eco-friendly hydrogen generation technology that produces electricity through a chemical reaction involving hydrogen and oxygen. When supplied into the fuel cell, hydrogen is split into a positive hydrogen ion and an electron at the hydrogen reaction pole. Upon passing the electrolyte membrane, the positive hydrogen ion meets oxygen at the oxygen reaction pole and generates water and electricity. With this, you can power a drone in the case of Doosan Innovation Mobility (DMI) for up to 2 hours. Since oxygen can easily be obtained from the atmosphere, mounting the fuel cell power pack with DMI‘s hydrogen tank is all you need to operate a drone.
The hydrogen fuel cell is the heart of a fuel cell power system. Generating electricity in the form of direct current (DC) from electrochemical reactions that take place in the fuel cell. The amount of power produced by a fuel cell depends upon several factors, such as fuel cell type, cell size, the temperature at which it operates, and the pressure of the gases supplied to the cell all factors that have been carefully analysed, tested and developed by DMIs engineers ensuring their hydrogen fuel cell technology is not only stable but ultimately it is safe.
Is Hydrogen Dangerous?
Hydrogen is a gas that already exists in the atmosphere together with nitrogen and oxygen. Since hydrogen is a very light gas, it does not stay in one location after being emitted during the use of fuel cells but spreads and disappears into the air quickly.
The safety accident rate of hydrogen is lower than that of batteries, and most hydrogen-related accidents have been caused due to human error such as carelessness when handling hydrogen tanks and the failure to inspect the facility.
Where would I find more information on DMI Products?
Here at C3 Drones and Robotics, we have a vast amount of information in regards to the Doosan line of hydrogen products. Please do not hesitate to reach out if requiring more information or to take a look at the system first hand