1st Edition

Hydrogen Applications and Technologies

    424 Pages 93 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    Hydrogen has wide applications across many industries, including petroleum refineries, hydrotreating processes, and metallurgy applications. In addition, a number of valuable chemicals, such as ammonia, alcohols, and acids, are manufactured directly or indirectly with hydrogen. Hydrogen Applications and Technologies covers the utilization of hydrogen in petrochemical products, vehicles and power generation systems, and in refinery hydrotreating, metallurgy, welding, annealing, and heat-treating of metals.

    • Describes the application of hydrogen in producing valuable chemicals in detail.

    • Comprehensively discusses hydrogen utilization as an energy source.

    • Covers the application of hydrogen in power generation systems and across various industries.

    • Reviews hydrogen's role as an agent in chemical reactions.

    Part of the multi-volume Handbook of Hydrogen Production and Applications, this standalone book guides researchers and academics in chemical, environmental, energy, and related areas of engineering interested in development and implementation of hydrogen production technologies.

    Section I: Hydrogen Applications in Petrochemical Industries. 1. Application of Hydrogen for Light Alcohols Production. 2. Application of Hydrogen for Mixed Higher Alcohols Production. 3. Application of Hydrogen for Dimethyl Ether Production. 4. Application of Hydrogen for Ammonia Production. 5. Application of Hydrogen for Olefins Production. 6. Application of Hydrogen for Liquid Hydrocarbons Production. 7. Application of Hydrogen for Amines Production. 8. Application of Hydrogen for Cycloalkanes Production. 9. Application of Hydrogen for Acids Production. 10. Hydrogen Application in Commercialized Petrochemical Units and Case Studies. Section II: Hydrogen Application as Energy and Power Sources. 11. Application of Hydrogen in Power Generation Systems. 12. Combined Heat and Power Generation from Hydrogen. 13. Application of Hydrogen as a Fuel for Transportation Vehicles. 14. Application of Hydrogen as a Fuel for Spacecraft: Airplanes, Jets, Rockets, and Antimissiles. 15. Application of Hydrogen as a Fuel for Submarine Vehicles. 16. Applications of Hydrogen in Gas Turbines. 17. Application of Hydrogen in Steelworks. 18. Application of Hydrogen in Nuclear Reactors. 19. Hydrogen Application in Commercialized Energy and Power Units and Case Studies. Section III: Other Hydrogen Applications. 20. Application of Hydrogen for Hydrogenation Reactions. 21. Application of Hydrogen in Refinery Hydrotreating. 22. Application of Hydrogen in Bio-Oil Hydrotreating. 23. Application of Hydrogen in Welding, Annealing and Heat-Treating Metals. 24. Application of Hydrogen in Glass and Fiber Production. 25. Application of Hydrogen in Metallurgy


    Mohammad Reza Rahimpour is a professor in Chemical Engineering at Shiraz University, Iran. He received his Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from Shiraz University joint with University of Sydney, Australia 1988. He started his independent career as Assistant Professor in September 1998 at Shiraz University. Prof. M.R. Rahimpour, was a Research Associate at University of California, Davis from 2012 till 2017. During his stay in University of California, he developed different reaction networks and catalytic processes such as thermal and plasma reactors for upgrading of lignin bio-oil to biofuel with collaboration of UCDAVIS. He has been a Chair of Department of Chemical Engineering at Shiraz University from 2005 till 2009 and from 2015 till 2020. Prof. M.R. Rahimpour leads a research group in fuel processing technology focused on the catalytic conversion of fossil fuels such as natural gas, and renewable fuels such as bio-oils derived from lignin to valuable energy sources. He provides young distinguished scholars with perfect educational opportunities in both experimental methods and theoretical tools in developing countries to investigate in-depth research in the various field of chemical engineering including carbon capture, chemical looping, membrane separation, storage and utilization technologies, novel technologies for natural gas conversion and improving the energy efficiency in the production and use of natural gas industries.

    Mohammad Amin Makarem is a research associate at Shiraz University. His research interests are gas separation and purification, nanofluids, microfluidics, catalyst synthesis, reactor design, and green energy. In gas separation, his focus is on experimental and theoretical investigation and optimization of the pressure swing adsorption process, and in the gas purification field, he is working on novel technologies such as microchannels. Recently, he has investigated methods of synthesizing bio-template nanomaterials and catalysts. Besides, he has collaborated in writing and editing various books and book chapters for famous publishers such as Elsevier, Springer, and Wiley.

    Parvin Kiani is a research associate at Shiraz University. Her research has focused on gas separation, clean energy, and catalyst synthesis. In the clean energy field, she has worked on different reforming-based processes for syngas production from methane experimentally. She has also synthesized novel catalysts for these processes which are tested in for the first time. Recently, she has written various book chapters for famous publishers such as Elsevier and the Royal Society of Chemistry.