1058 Pages 375 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    Can hydrogen and electricity supply all of the world’s energy needs? Handbook of Hydrogen Energy thoroughly explores the notion of a hydrogen economy and addresses this question. The handbook considers hydrogen and electricity as a permanent energy system and provides factual information based on science.

    The text focuses on a large cross section of applications such as fuel cells and catalytic combustion of hydrogen. The book also includes information on inversion curves, physical and thermodynamic tables, and properties of storage materials, data on specific heats, and compressibility and temperature–entropy charts and more.

    • Analyzes the principles of hydrogen energy production, storage, and utilization
    • Examines electrolysis, thermolysis, photolysis, thermochemical cycles, and production from biomass and other hydrogen production methods
    • Covers all modes of hydrogen storage: gaseous, liquid, slush, and metal hydride storage

    Handbook of Hydrogen Energy serves as a resource for graduate students, as well as a reference for energy and environmental engineers and scientists.

    The Hydrogen Economy (S.A. Sherif, F. Barbir, T.N. Veziroglu)

    Hydrogen Production

    Overview (A. Steinfeld)

    Hydrogen from Fossil Fuels with CO2 Mitigation

    Hydrogen Production by Solid Oxide Electrolyzer Cell (SOEC)

    (M.K.H. Leung, M. Ni, and D.Y.C. Leung)

    Nuclear Hydrogen Production by Thermochemical Cycles – Example of the Cu-Cl Cycle

    (G.F. Naterer, K. Gabriel, M. Lewis and S. Suppiah)

    Biological and Photobiological Hydrogen Production

    Hydrogen from Biomass and Fossil Fuels

    (M. Mahishi, D.Y. Goswami, Gamal Ibrahim and Said S.E.H. Elnashaie)

    Solar-Hydrogen Production

    Hydrogen Production by Supercritical Water Gasification

    (Emhemmed A.E.A. Youssef, George Nakhla, and Paul Charpentier)

    Hydrogen Storage, Transportation, Handling and Distribution


    (Ned Stetson)

    Gaseous Hydrogen Storage

    (S.A. Sherif, F. Barbir)

    Cryogenic Refrigeration and Liquid Hydrogen Storage

    (G.G. Ihas)

    Magnetic Liquefaction of Hydrogen

    (Tom Burdyny and Andrew Rowe)

    Compact Hydrogen Storage in Cryogenic Pressure Vessels

    (Salvador M. Aceves, Francisco Espinosa-Loza, Elias Ledesma-Orozco, Guillaume Petitpas)

    Metal Hydrides

    (S. Srinivasan, P.C. Sharma, E.K. Stefanakos, D.Y. Goswami)

    Complex Hydrides

    (S. Srinivasan, P.C. Sharma, E.K. Stefanakos, D.Y. Goswami)

    Nanomaterials for Hydrogen Storage

    (S. Srinivasan, P.C. Sharma, E.K. Stefanakos, D.Y. Goswami)

    Chemical Hydrogen Storage

    (S. Srinivasan, P.C. Sharma, E.K. Stefanakos, D.Y. Goswami)

    Hydrogen Adsorption and Storage on Porous Materials

    (K. Mark Thomas)

    Hydrogen Storage in Hollow Microspheres

    (Laurent Pilon)

    Slush Hydrogen Storage

    (S.A. Sherif, S. Gursu, T.N. Veziroglu)

    Hydrogen Conversion and End Use

    Hydrogen Internal Combustion Engines

    (Sebastian Verhelst and Roger Sierens)

    Hydrogen Enrichment

    (D.R. Vernon and P.A. Erickson)

    Distribution Networking

    (Monterey Gardiner)

    Cross-cutting topics

    Development of Hydrogen Safety Codes and Standards in USA

    (Chad Blake)

    International Codes, Standards and Regulations for Hydrogen Energy Technologies

    (Karen Hall and Geoffrey Bromaghim)

    Sensors for the Hydrogen Economy

    (G.G. Ihas and N.S. Sullivan)



    Dr. S.A. Sherif is a professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering at the University of Florida. He is editor-in-chief of the ASME Journal of Thermal Science and Engineering Applications (2014-2019), an emeritus editor of the International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, a subject editor of Solar Energy, an associate editor of the ASME Journal of Heat Transfer (2007-2011), and is on the editorial boards of 18 other thermal science journals. He is a Fellow of ASME and ASHRAE, an Associate Fellow of AIAA, a member of Commission B-1 of the International Institute of Refrigeration, and a member of the Advisory Board of Directors of the International Association for Hydrogen Energy. He has over 300 refereed publications, 21 book chapters, 100 technical reports, and two US patents.

    D. Yogi Goswami, Ph.D, PE is a distinguished university professor and director of the Clean Energy Research Center at the University of South Florida. He is the editor-in-chief of the Solar Energy Journal. He has published as an author or editor 16 books, 14 book chapters, and more than 300 refereed technical papers. He also holds 18 patents, and has received more than 50 awards and certificates from major engineering and scientific societies for his work in renewable energy. Dr. Goswami is a Fellow of ASME, AAES, ASES, ASHRAE and the National Academy of Inventors. He is a member of the Pan American Academy of Engineering.

    Dr. Elias Stefanakos is professor of electrical engineering and director of the Clean Energy Research Center (CERC) at the University of South Florida (USF) located in Tampa, Florida, USA. He is editor–in–chief of the Journal of Power and Energy Engineering (JPEE) and co-editor-USA of the Journal of Asian Electric Vehicles. He has published over 200 research papers in refereed journals and international conferences in the areas of materials, renewable energy sources and systems, hydrogen and fuel cells, and electric and hybrid vehicles. He has been a consultant for a number of companies and international organizations.

    Dr. Aldo Steinfeld is professor at the Department of Mechanical and Process Engineering of ETH Zurich. He further directs the Solar Technology Laboratory of the Paul Scherrer Institute. He has authored over 250 refereed papers and served as editor-in-chief of the ASME Journal of Solar Energy Engineering. His contributions to science and education have been recognized with the ASME Calvin W. Rice Award (2006), the John I. Yellott Award (2008), the European Research Council Advanced Grant (2012), the ISES Farrington Daniels Award (2013), and the ASME Heat Transfer Memorial Award (2013). He is member of the Swiss Academy of Engineering Sciences.

    "This book provides an excellent overview of the hydrogen economy and a thorough and comprehensive presentation of hydrogen production and storage methods."
    —Scott E. Grasman, Rochester Institute of Technology, New York, USA