2011 · VIII, 256 pp. · 20 illus., 3 in color ·
Green Energy and Technology · Hardcover
|Hydrogen Storage Materials
The Characterisation of Their Hydrogen Storage Properties
Darren P. Broom
The problem of storing hydrogen safely and effectively is one of the major technological barriers currently preventing the widespread adoption of hydrogen as an energy carrier and the subsequent transition to a so-called hydrogen economy. Practical issues with the storage of hydrogen in both gas and liquid form appear to make reversible solid state hydrogen storage the most promising potential solution. Hydrogen Storage Materials addresses the characterisation of the hydrogen storage properties of the materials that are currently being considered for this purpose.
The background to the topic is introduced, along with the various types of materials that are currently under investigation, including nanostructured interstitial and complex hydrides, and porous materials, such as metal-organic frameworks and microporous organic polymers. The main features of Hydrogen Storage Materials include:
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|Chapter 1 - Introduction
|Chapter 2 - Potential
|Chapter 3 - Hydrogen
Sorption Properties of Materials
|Chapter 4 - Gas
|Chapter 5 - Complementary
|Chapter 6 - Experimental
|Chapter 7 - Concluding
"When compared with fossil fuels, hydrogen comes out on top in every comparison, except one. Hydrogen is the lightest fuel, the most efficient fuel and the cleanest fuel. However, for a given amount of energy, its storage is heavier and takes more volume, as compared with fluid fossil fuels, i.e., petroleum and natural gas. Hence, extensive R&D activities around the world are taking place in order to improve the gravimetric and volumetric storage properties of hydrogen. In this respect, Hydrogen Storage Materials offer the best promise. The book Hydrogen Storage Materials: The Characterisation of Their Storage Properties by Darren P. Broom admirably presents the latest knowledge and research results on this important topic. Consequently, I strongly recommend this book to hydrogen energy scientists and engineers in general, and to those involved in the storage of hydrogen in particular."
T. Nejat Veziroglu, President of the International Association for Hydrogen Energy
"The book contains an impressive number of useful and topical references, and a descriptive introductory chapter outlining the search for a viable solid state store...[It] provides a good overview of these developments which sets the scene for the subsequent chapters which concentrate in commendable detail on the measurement techniques...In summary therefore, the search for a viable, lightweight solid state hydrogen storage material continues and to aid this task, this book provides a very valuable addition to a researcher's shelf."
Rex Harris, International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, Volume 37, Issue 9 (2012) p. 7950-7951
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the Performance of Potential Hydrogen Storage Materials
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article published in Russian in World Alternative
Energy magazine, August 2012, p. 18-25)
|About the Author|
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