Technology and Uses of Liquid Hydrogen

Technology and Uses of Liquid Hydrogen

1st Edition - January 1, 1964

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  • Editors: R. B. Scott, W. H. Denton, C. M. Nicholls
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483156422

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Technology and Uses of Liquid Hydrogen deals with the technological aspects and applications of liquid hydrogen. Topics covered include the process of producing hydrogen gas for liquefaction; thermal insulation, storage, transportation, and transfer of liquid hydrogen; liquid hydrogen engines and bubble chambers; and safety in the use of liquid hydrogen. The uses of liquid hydrogen for the production of cold neutrons inside a nuclear reactor are also discussed. This book is comprised of 11 chapters and begins with a little background, history, and statistics on the technology and uses of liquid hydrogen, followed by a review of commercially feasible processes for the production of of liquid hydrogen. The reader is then introduced to the basic principles of the liquefaction of hydrogen; hydrogen liquefiers of moderate size; the use of liquid hydrogen as a coolant/propellant for nuclear rockets; and separation of deuterium by the large-scale distillation of liquid hydrogen. Subsequent chapters explore liquid hydrogen engines and bubble chambers; safety considerations in the use of liquid hydrogen; and properties of normal and para-hydrogen. This monograph will be of interest to chemists.

Table of Contents

  • 1. Introduction

    2. Production of Hydrogen Gas for Liquefaction

    3. The Liquefaction of Hydrogen

    3A. Basic Principles

    3B1. Medium Size Hydrogen Liquefiers

    3B2. Large-scale Hydrogen Liquefaction Facilities

    4 Thermal Insulation, Storage, Transport and Transfer of Liquid Hydrogen

    5. Liquid Hydrogen Engines

    6. Liquid Hydrogen as a Coolant/Propellant for Nuclear Rockets

    7. The Uses of Liquid Hydrogen for the Production of Cold Neutrons inside a Nuclear Reactor

    8. Liquid Hydrogen Bubble Chambers

    9. The Separation of Deuterium by the Distillation of Liquid Hydrogen on a Large Scale


    9A. The Sulzer Plant

    9B. The Gesellschaft Linde Plants

    10. Safety in the Use of Liquid Hydrogen

    11. Properties of Normal and Para-hydrogen

    Author Index

    Subject Index

Product details

  • No. of pages: 422
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Pergamon 1964
  • Published: January 1, 1964
  • Imprint: Pergamon
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483156422

About the Editors

R. B. Scott

W. H. Denton

C. M. Nicholls

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