Description

Hydrogen fuel cells are emerging as a major alternative energy source in transportation and other applications. Central to the development of the hydrogen economy is safe, efficient and viable storage of hydrogen. Solid-state hydrogen storage: Materials and chemistry reviews the latest developments in solid-state hydrogen storage.

Part one discusses hydrogen storage technologies, hydrogen futures, hydrogen containment materials and solid-state hydrogen storage system design. Part two reviews the analysis of hydrogen interactions including structural characterisation of hydride materials, neutron scattering techniques, reliably measuring hydrogen uptake in storage materials and modelling of carbon-based materials for hydrogen storage. Part three analyses physically-bound hydrogen storage with chapters on zeolites, carbon nanostructures and metal-organic framework materials. Part four examines chemically-bound hydrogen storage including intermetallics, magnesium hydride, alanates, borohydrides, imides and amides, multicomponent hydrogen storage systems, organic liquid carriers, indirect hydrogen storage in metal ammines and technological challenges in hydrogen storage.

With its distinguished editor and international team of contributors, Solid-state hydrogen storage: Materials and chemistry is a standard reference for researchers and professionals in the field of renewable energy, hydrogen fuel cells and hydrogen storage.

Key Features

  • Assesses hydrogen fuel cells as a major alternative energy source
  • Discusses hydrogen storage technologies and solid-state hydrogen storage system design
  • Explores the analysis of hydrogen interactions including reliably measuring hydrogen uptake in storage materials

Readership

Researchers and professionals in the field of renewable energy, hydrogen fuel cells and hydrogen storage

Table of Contents

Part 1 Introduction: Hydrogen storage technologies; Hydrogen futures: Emerging technologies for hydrogen storage and transport; Hydrogen containment materials; Solid-state hydrogen storage system design. Part 2 Analysing hydrogen interactions: Structural characterisation of hydride materials; Neutron scattering techniques for analysing solid-state hydrogen storage; Reliably measuring hydrogen uptake in storage materials; Modelling of carbon-based materials for hydrogen storage. Part 3 Physically bound hydrogen storage: Storage of hydrogen in zeolites; Carbon nanostructures for hydrogen storage; Metal-organic framework materials for hydrogen storage. Part 4 Chemically bound hydrogen storage: Intermetallics for hydrogen storage; Magnesium hydride for hydrogen storage; Alanates as hydrogen storage materials; Borohydrides as hydrogen storage materials; Imides and amides as hydrogen storage materials; Multicomponent hydrogen storage systems; Organic liquid carriers for hydrogen storage; Indirect hydrogen storage in metal ammines; Conclusion: Technological challenges in hydrogen storage.

Details

No. of pages:
600
Language:
English
Copyright:
© 2008
Published:
Imprint:
Woodhead Publishing
Print ISBN:
9781845692704
Electronic ISBN:
9781845694944

About the editor

G Walker

Dr Gavin Walker is a leading authority on hydrogen storage. He works at the University of Nottingham, is a partner in the UK Research Councils’ Supergen Hydrogen Consortium UKSHEC and is a UK expert for the International Energy Agency’s Task 22 on hydrogen storage materials.