The gradual increase of population and the consequential rise in the energy demands in the recent years have led to the overwhelming use of fossil fuels. Hydrogen has recently gained substantial interest because of its outstanding features to be used as clean energy carrier and energy vector. Moreover, hydrogen appears to be an effective alternative to tackle the issues of energy security and greenhouse gas emissions given that it is widely recognized as a clean fuel with high energy capacity. Hydrogen can be produced by various techniques such as thermochemical, hydrothermal, electrochemical, electrolytic, biological and photocatalytic methods as well as hybrid systems. New Dimensions in Production and Utilization of Hydrogen emphasizes on the research, development and innovations in the production and utilization of hydrogen in the industrial biorefining, hydrotreating and hydrogenation technologies, fuel cells, aerospace sector, pharmaceuticals, metallurgy, as well as bio-oil upgrading. Moreover, the supply chain analysis, lifecycle assessment, techno-economic analysis, as well as strengths and threats of global hydrogen market are covered in the book. This book provides many significant insights and scientific findings of key technologies for hydrogen production, storage and emerging applications. The book serves as a reference material for chemical and biochemical engineers, mechanical engineers, physicists, chemists, biologists, biomedical scientists and scholars working in the field of sustainable energy and materials.
Discusses the efficient usage of hydrogen as standalone fuel or feedstock in downstream processing
Outlines key technologies for hydrogen production and their emerging applications
Includes innovative approaches to the research and applications of hydrogen, including hydrotreating technologies, fuel cell vehicles and green fuel synthesis, the aerospace sector, pharmaceuticals, carbon dioxide hydrogenation, and bio-oils upgrading
Serves as a reference for chemical, biochemical, and mechanical engineers, physicists, chemists, biologists, and biomedical scientists working in sustainable energy and materials
Chemical engineers, biochemical engineers, mechanical engineers, physicists, chemists, biologists, biomedical scientists and scholars working in the field of advanced catalysis and sustainable energy sources
Table of Contents
1. Hydrogen: Fuel of the Near Future 2. Application of Industrial Solid Wastes in Catalyst and Chemical Sorbent Development for Hydrogen/Syngas Production by Conventional and Intensified Steam Reforming 3. Recent Progress in Ethanol Steam Reforming for Hydrogen Generation 4. Hydrogen Production from Chemical Looping Reforming: Current Status and Future Perspective 5. Intensified Processes of Steam Reforming and their Materials for Hydrogen Production 6. Water-gas shift: Effect of Na loading on Pt/m-zirconia catalysts for low temperature shift for the production and purification of hydrogen 7. An Overview of Water Electrolysis Technologies for the Production of Hydrogen 8. Photocatalytic Reforming Towards a Sustainable Hydrogen Production over Titania-based Photocatalysts 9. Current Status on the Hydrogenation of Carbon Dioxide 10. Upgrading Pyrolysis-derived Bio-oils via Catalytic Hydrodeoxygenation: An Overview of Advanced Nanocatalysts 11. New Developments in Hydrogen Fuel Cells 12. Hydrogen Utilization: Benefits of Fuel Cell-Battery Hybrid Vehicles 13. Application of Carbon-Based Smart Nanocomposites for Hydrogen Production: Current Progress, Challenges and Prospects 14. Novel Materials and Technologies for Hydrogen Storage 15. Impact of Synchrotron on Alternate Fuels Sector with Special Focus on Hydrogen Energy
Dr. Sonil Nanda is a Research Associate in the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering at the University of Saskatchewan in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada. He received his Ph.D. degree in Biology from York University, Canada; M.Sc. degree in Applied Microbiology from Vellore Institute of Technology (VIT University), India; and B.Sc. degree in Microbiology from Orissa University of Agriculture and Technology, India. Dr. Nanda’s research areas are related to the production of advanced biofuels and biochemicals through thermochemical and biochemical conversion technologies such as gasification, pyrolysis, carbonization and fermentation. He has gained expertise in hydrothermal gasification of a wide variety of organic wastes and biomass including agricultural and forestry residues, industrial effluents, municipal solid wastes, cattle manure, sewage sludge and food wastes to produce hydrogen fuel. His parallel interests are also in the generation of hydrothermal flames for the treatment of hazardous wastes, agronomic applications of biochar, phytoremediation of heavy metal contaminated soils, as well as carbon capture and sequestration. Dr. Nanda has published over 80 peer-reviewed journal articles, 30 book chapters and has presented at many international conferences. Dr. Nanda serves as a Fellow Member of the Society for Applied Biotechnology in India, as well as a Life Member of the Indian Institute of Chemical Engineers; Association of Microbiologists of India; Indian Science Congress Association; and the Biotech Research Society of India. He is also an active member of several chemical engineering societies across North America such as the American Institute of Chemical Engineers, the Chemical Institute of Canada, and the Combustion Institute-Canadian Section. Dr. Nanda is an Assistant Subject Editor for the International Journal of Hydrogen Energy (Elsevier). He has also edited several Special Issues in renowned journals such as the International Journal of Hydrogen Energy (Elsevier), Chemical Engineering Science (Elsevier) Waste and Biomass Valorization (Springer), Topics in Catalysis (Springer), SN Applied Sciences (Springer), Biomass Conversion and Biorefinery (Springer), and Chemical Engineering & Technology (Wiley).
Affiliations and Expertise
Research Associate, Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada
Dr. Dai-Viet N. Vo is currently the Director of the Center of Excellence for Green Energy and Environmental Nanomaterials at Nguyen Tat Thanh University in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. He received his Ph.D. degree in Chemical Engineering from The University of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia in 2011. He has worked as a postdoctoral fellow at the University of New South Wales in Sydney and Texas A&M University at Qatar, Doha. Formerly, he was a Senior Lecturer at the Faculty of Chemical & Natural Resources Engineering in the Universiti Malaysia Pahang in Kuantan, Malaysia (2013-2019). His research areas are in the production of green synthetic fuels via Fischer-Tropsch synthesis using biomass-derived syngas from various reforming processes. He is also an expert in advanced material synthesis and catalyst characterization. During his early career, he has worked as the principal investigator and co-investigator for 21 different funded research projects related to sustainable and alternative energy. He has published 6 books, 15 book chapters, more than 110 peer-reviewed journal articles and 80 conference proceedings. He has served in the technical and publication committees of numerous international conferences in chemical engineering, catalysis and renewable energy. Dr. Vo is an Assistant Subject Editor for the International Journal of Hydrogen Energy (Elsevier) and a Guest Editor for several Special Issues in high-impact factor journals such as the International Journal of Hydrogen Energy (Elsevier), Comptes Rendus Chimie (Elsevier), Chemical Engineering Science (Elsevier), Waste and Biomass Valorization (Springer), Topics in Catalysis (Springer), Biomass Conversion and Biorefinery (Springer), Journal of Chemical Technology & Biotechnology (Wiley) and Chemical Engineering & Technology (Wiley). He is also an Editorial Board Member of many international journals including PLOS One, SN Applied Sciences (Springer) and Scientific Reports (Springer Nature).
Affiliations and Expertise
Director, Center of Excellence for Green Energy and Environmental Nanomaterials, Nguyen Tat Thanh University, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Dr. Phuong Nguyen-Tri is a Professor in the Département de Chimie, Biochimie et Physique at the Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières in Trois-Rivières, Quebec, Canada. He is the founder of the Laboratory of Advanced Materials for Energy and Environment at the Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières. He holds an M.Sc. degree from École Nationale Supérieure de Chimie de Mulhouse, France and a Ph.D. degree in Material Sciences from the Conservatoire National des Arts et Métiers in Paris, France in 2009. He worked for two years (2009-2011) as a non-tenure track Assistant Professor in the Department of Industrial Polymers (now Laboratoire Procédés et Ingénierie en Mécanique et Matériaux, Paris) at the Conservatoire National des Arts et Métiers in Paris. During 2011-2015, he worked in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the École de Technologie Supérieure ÉTS, Montréal, Canada as a researcher for the Research Chair in Protective Materials and Equipment for Occupational Health and Safety. From 2015 to 2019, Dr. Nguyen-Tri worked as a Research Officer in the Department of Chemistry at the Université de Montréal, Canada before accepting a professorship position at the Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières. His main research interests are in nanomaterials, hybrid nanoparticles, smart coatings, polymer crystallization, polymer blends and composites. Dr. Nguyen-Tri has edited 11 books (including 8 books by Elsevier). He has served as an Editor of many special issues in the ISI indexed journals. Dr. Nguyen-Tri is an Editorial Board Member for journals including RSEM, PLoS One (PNAS) and SN Applied Science (Springer).
Affiliations and Expertise
Professor, Departement de Chimie, Biochimie et Physique, Universite du Quebec a Trois-Rivieres, Trois-Rivieres, Quebec, Canada