Hydrogen Production, Separation and Purification for Energy
Hydrogen is one of the most promising next-generation fuels. It has the highest energy content per unit weight of any known fuel and in comparison to the other known natural gases it is environmentally safe - in fact, its combustion results only in water vapour and energy. This book provides an overview of worldwide research in the use of hydrogen in energy development, its most innovative methods of production and the various steps necessary for the optimization of this product.
Topics covered include structured catalysts for process intensification in hydrogen production by reforming processes; bimetallic supported catalysts for hydrocarbons and alcohols reforming reactions; catalysts for hydrogen production from renewable raw materials, by-products and waste; Ni and Cu-based catalysts for methanol and ethanol reforming; transition metal catalysts for hydrogen production by low temperature steam reforming of methane; supercritical water gasification of biomass to produce hydrogen; biofuel starting materials for hydrogen production; modelling of fixed bed membrane reactors for ultrapure hydrogen production; hydrogen production using micro membrane reactors; perovskite membrane reactors; polymeric membrane materials for hydrogen separation; industrial membranes for hydrogen separation; multifunctional hybrid sorption-enhanced membrane reactors; carbon based membranes; and separation of hydrogen isotopes by cryogenic distillation.
Hydrogen Production, Separation and Purification for Energy is essential reading for researchers in academia and industry working in energy engineering.
About the Editors
Angelo Basile, Professor in Chemical Engineering Principles and a Senior Researcher at the Italian National Research Council, is responsible for research in ultra-pure hydrogen production using Pd-based membrane reactors. Editor of 32 books and 30 special issues, with over 140 scientific papers (H-index 37, over 3500 citations), Dr Basile is also an associate editor of the Int. J. Hydrogen Energy and Editor-in-chief of the Int. J. Membrane Science and Technology, and a member of the Editorial Board of 19 international journals.
Francesco Dalena is a Ph.D. doctor at the University of Calabria, Italy.
Jianhua Tong is an Associate Professor in the Materials Science and Engineering Department at Clemson University, USA. Dr Tong's research interests focus on Advanced Solid State Ionic Materials and Devices for efficient, clean, and sustainable energy conversion/storage/harvest. He has published more than 60 peer-reviewed technical papers and 5 book chapters, and filed 13 patents. His research papers have been cited more than 3000 times and his H-index is over 26.
T. Nejat Veziroğlu is President of the International Association for Hydrogen Energy, and Emeritus Professor at the University of Miami, USA. He has published over 350 scientific reports/papers and edited over 200 volumes on heat and mass transfer, renewable energies and hydrogen energy. He is a recipient of several International Awards and Honorary Doctorates. In 2000, he was nominated for the Nobel Prize in Economics for both envisioning the Hydrogen Economy and striving towards its realisation.
Angelo Basile, Francesco Dalena, Jianhua Tong, T. Nejat Veziroğlu