New and Future Developments in Catalysis

Batteries, Hydrogen Storage and Fuel Cells

Edited by

  • Steven Suib, Board of Trustees Distinguished Professor, Director, Institute of Materials Science, University of Connecticut, USA His expertise is in the field of solid state inorganic chemistry including studies of zeolites and microporous materials; physical chemistry; environmental chemistry including green syntheses, heterogeneous catalysis; plasma chemistry and catalysis; semiconductors; inorganic photochemistry; photocatalysis; batteries; ceramics. Preparation and characterization of these systems using structural, crystallographic, surface, electrochemical, luminescence, microscopic and EPR techniques.

New and Future Developments in Catalysis is a package of seven books that compile the latest ideas concerning alternate and renewable energy sources and the role that catalysis plays in converting new renewable feedstock into biofuels and biochemicals. Both homogeneous and heterogeneous catalysts and catalytic processes will be discussed in a unified and comprehensive approach. There will be extensive cross-referencing within all volumes.

Batteries and fuel cells are considered to be environmentally friendly devices for storage and production of electricity, and they are gaining considerable attention. The preparation of the feed for fuel cells (fuel) as well as the catalysts and the various conversion processes taking place in these devices are covered in this volume, together with the catalytic processes for hydrogen generation and storage. An economic analysis of the various processes is also part of this volume and enables an informed choice of the most suitable process.
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Chemists, chemical engineers, and biochemical engineers working in academic and government research; academics, research students, post graduate and graduate students in these areas of study; materials scientists, environmental engineers, biochemists, petroleum engineers, post graduate and research students in these areas


Book information

  • Published: July 2013
  • Imprint: ELSEVIER
  • ISBN: 978-0-444-53880-2


"Chemists and physicists review current research and future possibilities regarding improved energy storage using the three modalities. The topics include a novel enzymatic technology for removing hydrogen sulfide from biogas, transition metal nanoparticles as catalysts in generating hydrogen from boron-base hydrogen storage materials, catalysis in fuel cells and hydrogen production, new trends in direct ethanol fuel cells, and catalytic materials and processes in secondary lithium-ion batteries."--Reference & Research Book News, December 2013

Table of Contents

1 - Catalytic Batteries (Arthur Dobley)
2 - A Novel Enzymatic Technology for Removal of Hydrogen Sulfide from Biogas (Angela M. Moreno, David Bloom, Prabhakar Singh, John Fantry, Stephen Gorton, Ashish Mhadeshwar)
3 - Electrocatalysts for the Electrooxidation of Ethanol (Sergio García-Rodríguez, Tirma Herranz, Sergio Rojas)
4 - Catalytic Processes Using Fuel Cells, Catalytic Batteries, and Hydrogen Storage Materials (Olga A. Baturina, Alevtina E. Smirnova)
5 - Hydrogen Storage Materials (Yoshitsugu Kojima, Hiroki Miyaoka, Takayuki Ichikawa)
6 - Nanostructured Adsorbents for Hydrogen Storage (Lifeng Wang, Ralph T. Yang, Jun Yang)
7 - Transition Metal Nanoparticles as Catalyst in Hydrogen Generation from the Boron-Based Hydrogen Storage Materials (Saim Ozkar)
8 - Challenges in the Assembly of Membrane Electrode Assemblies for Regenerative Fuel Cells using Pt/C, Iridium Black, and IrO2 Catalysts (Leslie Petrik, Patrick Ndungu, Alexander Nechaev, Emmanuel Iwuoha)
9 - Catalysis in Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Production (Hung-Lung Chou, Bing-Joe Hwang, Chia-Liang Sun)
10 - Fuel Cell Catalysis from a Materials Perspective (Michael Bron, Christina Roth)
11 - Nanoalloy Catalysts in Electrochemical Energy Conversion and Storage (Jun Yin, Jin Luo, Bridgid Wanjala, Bin Fang, Rameshwori Loukrakpam, Chuan-Jian Zhong)
12 - Adsorption, Diffusion, and Exchange Processes in Proton Exchange Membrane Fuel Cell Catalysts (Catalytic Processes in Proton Exchange Membrane Fuel Cells) (Paloma Ferreira-Aparicio)
13 - Hydrogen Storage Materials (Yongfeng Liu, Hongge Pan)
14 - Approaches to Synthesize Carbon-Supported Platinum-Based Electrocatalysts for Proton-Exchange Membrane Fuel Cells (Frederic Maillard, Nathalie Job, Marian Chatenet)
15 - New Trends in Direct Ethanol Fuel Cells (Thiago dos Santos Almeida, Adalgisa Rodrigues De Andrade)
16 - Alcohol Fuel Cells (R.N. Singh, Madhu, R. Awasthi)
17 - Catalytic Materials and Processes in Secondary Lithium-ion Batteries (Malgorzata K. Gulbinska)
18 - Computational Design of Catalysts, Electrolytes, and Materials for Energy Storage (Tejs Vegge, Jakob G. Howalt, Steen Lysgaard, Jón Steinar G. Myrdal, Nicolai Bork, Jens Strabo Hummelshoj)