Hydrogen Storage Technology: Materials and Applications

Lennie Klebanoff

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December 11, 2012 by CRC Press
Reference - 520 Pages - 22 Color & 234 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781439841075 - CAT# K11909

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Features

  • Gives in-depth, real-world context to the technical content, explaining how and why hydrogen technology must be a part of future energy systems
  • Discusses the progress in developing fuel cells and hydrogen combustion engines to convert hydrogen to power
  • Describes all hydrogen storage methods, including high-pressure gas, cryogenic, cryo-compressed, metal hydride, sorption, chemical hydrides, and liquid organic hydrogen carriers
  • Explores the state of the art in hydrogen storage engineering
  • Presents the latest hydrogen codes and standards—essential information for anyone involved in developing hydrogen-powered energy systems

Summary

Zero-carbon, hydrogen-based power technology offers the most promising long-term solution for a secure and sustainable energy infrastructure. With contributions from the world’s leading technical experts in the field, Hydrogen Storage Technology: Materials and Applications presents a broad yet unified account of the various materials science, physics, and engineering aspects involved in storing hydrogen gas so that it can be used to provide power. The book helps you understand advanced hydrogen storage materials and how to build systems around them.

Accessible to nonscientists, the first chapter explains how a hydrogen-based energy carrier and storage infrastructure is required to address fuel resource and political insecurities as well as global climate change. The second chapter describes high-efficiency hydrogen conversion devices, including internal combustion engines and fuel cells, for producing power and electricity.

The book then dives into the state of the art in hydrogen storage technology. It covers recent hydrogen storage materials research and hydrogen storage methods, with an emphasis on solid-state techniques. It also reviews codes and standards and explores engineering approaches for creating zero-emission, hydrogen-fueled power systems.

Collecting recent results from around the globe, this book gets you up to date on the latest hydrogen-based technology for mitigating energy and environmental risks. It provides a deep science and engineering-based description of hydrogen storage materials and clearly explains how the materials are engineered for zero-emission, carbon-free power systems.