Renewable Hydrogen Technologies

Renewable Hydrogen Technologies

Production, Purification, Storage, Applications and Safety

1st Edition - May 3, 2013

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  • Editors: Luis Gandia, Gurutze Arzamendi, Pedro Dieguez
  • eBook ISBN: 9780444563613
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780444563521

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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.

Key Features

  • Hydrogen from water and biomass considered
  • Holistic approach to the topic of renewable hydrogen production
  • Power conditioning of water electrolyzers and integration of renewable hydrogen energy systems considered
  • Subjects not included in previous books on hydrogen energy
  • Micro process technology considered
  • Subject not included in previous books on hydrogen energy
  • Applications of CFD considered
  • Subject not included in previous books on hydrogen energy
  • Fundamental aspects will not be discussed in detail consciously as they are suitably addressed in previous books
  • Emphasis on technological advancements
  • Chapters written by recognized experts
  • Up-to date approach to the subjects and relevant bibliographic references


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

Table of Contents

  • 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

Product details

  • No. of pages: 472
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Elsevier Science 2013
  • Published: May 3, 2013
  • Imprint: Elsevier Science
  • eBook ISBN: 9780444563613
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780444563521

About the Editors

Luis Gandia

: L.M. Gandía is Professor of Chemical Engineering at the Public University of Navarre (UPNA), Spain, head of the research group “Chemical Reactors”, member of the “Hydrogen Group” at UPNA, and an experienced researcher on heterogeneous catalysis and catalytic reactors. Currently he is working on micro reaction technology for hydrogen production, computational fluid dynamics (CFD), renewable hydrogen production from wind energy and water electrolysis and hydrogen use as fuel for internal combustion engines. The author has recently published more than 15 papers on this topic

Gurutze Arzamendi

Gurutze Arzamendi is Professor of Chemical Engineering at the Public University of Navarre, Spain, member of the “Chemical Reactors” group and an experienced researcher on chemical reactors, microreactors modelling and simulation and polymeric materials. Currently she is working on micro reaction technology for hydrogen production, CFD and kinetic modelling of catalytic reactions. The author has more than 51 papers published on this topic in highly cited international journals.

Pedro Dieguez

Pedro M. Diéguez is Associate Professor of Mechanical and Energetic Engineering at the Public University of Navarre, Spain and projects Manager of the “Hydrogen Group” at UPNA. Currently he is working on several aspects of hydrogen energy with emphasis in hydrogen use as fuel for internal combustion engines, and CFD applied to investigate safety issues of hydrogen including leakages and transport, combustion, explosion and deflagration phenomena. He has 14 publications under his name on this topic

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