Introduction to Hydrogen Technology

ISBN-10: 0471779857
ISBN-13: 9780471779858
Edition: 2009
List price: $122.00
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Description: Stressing clean sources of energy, theory of fuel cell operations, hydrogen infrastructure, and devices that use hydrogen, Chemistry for Hydrogen Technology prepares readers for future challenges in the areas of energy generation, consumption, and  More...

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Book details

List price: $122.00
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 11/10/2008
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 320
Size: 7.00" wide x 10.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.584
Language: English

Stressing clean sources of energy, theory of fuel cell operations, hydrogen infrastructure, and devices that use hydrogen, Chemistry for Hydrogen Technology prepares readers for future challenges in the areas of energy generation, consumption, and commercialization of hydrogen-powered applications. The text raises awareness for renewable energy use and leads to preparation of a workforce that will be ready for future challenges in the areas of energy generation, consumption, and commercialization of hydrogen-powered applications. The author team covers chemistry fundamentals to foster understanding of energy, hydrogen technology, renewable energies, and principles of its uses.

Preface
Available Energy Resources
Civilization and the Search for Sustainable Energy
The Planet's Energy Resources and Energy Consumption
The Greenhouse Effect and Its Influence on Quality of Life and the Ecosphere
Nonrenewable Energy Resources
Renewable Energy Sources
Energy Storage
Energy Ethics
Chemistry Background
Reversible Reactions and Chemical Equilibrium
Acid-Base Chemistry
Chemical Thermodynamics
Chemical Kinetics
Electrochemistry (Oxidation-Reduction Reactions)
Organic Chemistry
Polymer Chemistry
Photochemistry
Plasma Chemistry
Hydrogen Properties
Occurrence of Hydrogen, Properties and Use
Hydrogen as an Energy Carrier
Hydrogen Storage
Hydrogen Technology
Production of Hydrogen
Hydrogen Infrastructure
Hydrogen Safety
Hydrogen Technology Assessment
Fuel Cell Essentials
Introduction
Definition of Fuel
What Is a Fuel Value?
Why Do We Want to Use Hydrogen as Fuel?
Classification of Fuel Cells
Open Circuit Voltages of Fuel Cells
Thermodynamic Estimate of Fuel Cell Voltage
Efficiency of a Fuel Cell
Efficiency and Temperature
Influence of Electrode Material on Current Output
Pressure Dependence of Fuel Cell Voltage
Thermodynamic Prediction of Heat Generated in a Fuel Cell
Fuel Cell Management
Rate of Consumption of Hydrogen and Oxygen
Rate of Production of Water
Fuel Cross-over Problem
Polymer Membranes for PEMFC
Parts of PEMFC and Fabrication
Alkaline Fuel Cells (AFC)
Molten Carbonate Fuel Cell (MCFC)
Solid Oxide Fuel Cell (SOFC)
Flow Chart for Fuel Cell Development
Relative Merits of Fuel Cells
Fuel Cells for Special Applications
Fuel Cell Reformers
Fuel Cell System Architecture
Redox Reactions in DMFC
Fuel Cells Applications
Stationary Power Production
Fuel Cell Transportation
Micro-power Systems
Mobile and Residential Power Systems
Fuel Cells for Space and Military Applications
Conclusion
Index

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