DescriptionIntroduction to Hydrogen Technology explains the basic chemistry that underlies promising, innovative new technologies such as hydrogen fuel cells. Incorporating information on the latest developments and current research on alternative energy sources, this book:
- Covers chemistry fundamentals relating to hydrogen technology, including reversible reactions and chemical equilibrium, acid-base chemistry, thermodynamics, reaction kinetics, electrochemistry, organic reactions involving hydrogen, polymer chemistry, photochemistry, and plasma chemistry
- Discusses various types of hydrogen fuel cells and diverse fuel cell applications
- Addresses the production techniques and the infrastructure necessary to support hydrogen-based energy sources
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Chapter 1. Available Energy Sources.
1.1 Civilization and search for sustainable energy.
1.2 Planet energy resources and energy consumption.
1.3 Greenhouse effect and its influence on quality of life and ecosphere.
1.4 Non-renewable energy sources.
1.5 Renewable energy sources:
1.6 Energy storage.
1.7 Energy ethics.
Chapter 2. Chemistry Background.
2.1 Reversible reactions and chemical equilibrium.
2.2 Acid-base chemistry.
2.4 Reaction kinetics.
2.5 Electrochemistry (Oxidation/Reduction Reactions).
2.6 Organic reactions involving hydrogen.
2.7 Polymer chemistry.
2.9 Plasma chemistry.
Chapter 3. Hydrogen Properties.
3.1 Occurrence of hydrogen, properties and use.
3.2 Hydrogen as energy carrier.
3.3 Comparison to other fuels.
3.4 Hydrogen storage.
Chapter 4. Hydrogen Technology.
4.2 Hydrogen infrastructure.
4.3 Hydrogen safety.
4.4 Hydrogen technology assessment.
Chapter 5. Fuel Cells Essentials.
5.1 Introduction to hydrogen based fuel cells.
5.2 Proton exchange membrane.
5.3 Solid oxide fuel cells.
5.4 Alkaline fuel cells.
5.6 Stack, catalysts, electrode assembly.
5.7 Medium and high temperature fuel cells.
5.8 Fuel cells system architecture.
Chapter 6. Fuel Cells Applications.
6.1 Stationary power production.
6.3 Micro-power systems.
6.4 Mobile and residential power systems.
6.5 Space and military applications.
Provides basic knowledge about renewable energy
Explains the chemistry of fuel cell performance and introduces the fundamentals of hydrogen production
Enables readers to apply scientific knowledge to the solution of hydrogen-related problems
Addresses the perennial problem of how to deal with and mitigate the high prices of oil and gas, along with how to reduce our use of fossil-based fuels
Includes an extensive listing of sources of information on various websites and published literature for further reading