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Renewable Hydrogen Technologies

Production, Purification, Storage, Applications and Safety

The fields covered by the hydrogen energy topic have grown rapidly, and now it has become clearly multidisciplinary. In addition to production, hydrogen purification and especially storage are key challenges that could limit the use of hydrogen fuel. In this book, the purification of hydrogen with membrane technology and its storage in "solid" form using new hydrides and carbon materials are addressed. Other novelties of this volume include the power conditioning of water electrolyzers, the integration in the electric grid of renewable hydrogen systems and the future role of microreactors and micro-process engineering in hydrogen technology as well as the potential of computational fluid dynamics to hydrogen equipment design and the assessment of safety issues. Finally, and being aware that transportation will likely constitute the first commercial application of hydrogen fuel, two chapters are devoted to the recent advances in hydrogen fuel cells and hydrogen-fueled internal combustion engines for transport vehicles.

lecturers and scientific researchers, professionals and researchers mainly related to the transport and energy sectors, policymakers and consultants 

Hardbound, 472 Pages

Published: May 2013

Imprint: Elsevier

ISBN: 978-0-444-56352-1


  • "Editors Gandía, Arzamendi, and Díeguez …offer this collection on the chemistry, physics, and technology of hydrogen fuel. Aimed at researchers, industry professionals, and students of environmental science, the book focuses on renewable feedstocks including photocatalysis and biomass, as well as purification and storage challenges that must be met before hydrogen can be used for a large portion of our energy needs."--Reference & Research Book News, December 2013


  • Introduction

    1. Renewable hydrogen: Production routes and energetic utilization

    2. Present and future of renewable hydrogen as energy carrier

    Hydrogen from water

    3. Recent advances in water electrolysis

    4. Electric conditioning systems for electrolyzers fed with renewables: Power electronics

    5. Integration of hydrogen systems and grid-connected renewable electric plants

    6. Photocatalytic water splitting

    7. Solar thermal water splitting

    Hydrogen from biomass

    8. Biomass sources for hydrogen production

    9. Hydrogen from biomass: Advances in thermochemical processes

    10. Biological and fermentative hydrogen production

    11. Catalytic microreactors for hydrogen production

    12. Hydrogen from bioalcohols

    New technologies for hydrogen purification and storage

    13. Micro process technology for hydrogen purification

    14. Advances in hydrogen separation and purification with membranes

    15. Advances in hydrogen storage in carbon materials

    16. Progress in hydrogen storage in metal and complex hydrides

    Transportation applications

    17. Recent advances in fuel cells for transport using hydrogen

    18. Hydrogen-fueled internal combustion engines

    Modeling and safety issues

    19. Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) as a tool for designing hydrogen technology

    20. Risk analysis of hydrogen fuel through CFD simulations


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