Hydrogen Fuel: Production, Transport, and Storage

Ram B. Gupta

July 30, 2008 by CRC Press
Reference - 624 Pages - 279 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781420045758 - CAT# 4575X


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  • Illustrates how hydrogen can be generated from a variety of primary energies, including hydrocarbons, coal, nuclear, wind, biomass, and solar
  • Explores the technical challenge of transporting and storing hydrogen fuel
  • Presents the storage targets specified by the U.S. Department of Energy
  • Addresses the proper codes, standards, monitoring techniques, and safety designs needed to effectively use hydrogen fuel
  • Discusses how to sequester carbon dioxide when producing hydrogen from fossil fuels
  • Summary

    From Methane to Hydrogen—Making the Switch to a Cleaner Fuel Source

    The world’s overdependence on fossil fuels has created environmental problems, such as air pollution and global warming, as well as political and economic unrest. With water as its only by-product and its availability in all parts of the world, hydrogen promises to be the next great fuel source.

    All of the Key Aspects of Hydrogen Fuel

    Hydrogen Fuel: Production, Transport, and Storage describes various aspects of hydrogen fuel, including production from both renewable and nonrenewable sources, purification, storage, transport, safety, codes, and carbon dioxide sequestration. The book examines the unique properties and uses of the hydrogen molecule, its ability to be produced from numerous energy sources, and its separation and purification. It explains how to transport hydrogen using pipelines and tankers, and how to store it using compressed tanks, metal hydrides, carbon adsorbents, and chemical hydrides. The expert contributors also discuss codes and standards, monitoring techniques, and safety designs.

    The Path to a Cleaner World and Energy Independence

    Focusing on a clean, economical alternative to nonrenewable energy, this volume provides the latest information on the hydrogen fuel economy.