1st Edition

Hydrogen Production from Nonrenewable Resources

    402 Pages 94 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    The conventional generation of a substantial quantity of hydrogen from resources based on fossil fuels continues to play an essential role in the hydrogen economy. Hydrogen Production from Nonrenewable Resources offers a comprehensive overview and features 3 sections covering properties and characteristics of hydrogen, technologies for converting nonrenewable sources to hydrogen, and challenges in synthesis and production.

    • Details thermophysical characteristics and properties of hydrogen.

    • Covers conventional and novel industrial technologies for efficient production.

    • Explores environmental opportunities and challenges and health and safety regulations.

    • Provides techno-economic and lifecycle assessments with future outlooks.

    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 Properties and Characteristics. 1. Thermophysical Properties of Hydrogen. 2. Hydrogen Phase Equilibria and Solubility Data. 3. Combustion Characteristics of Hydrogen. 4. Regulations, Codes, and Standards (RCS) for Hydrogen Safety. Section II: Technologies for Conversion of Nonrenewable Sources to Hydrogen. 5. Steam Reforming Process for Conversion of Hydrocarbons to Hydrogen. 6. Autothermal Reforming Process for Conversion of Hydrocarbons to Hydrogen. 7. Partial Oxidation Process for Conversion of Hydrocarbons to Hydrogen. 8. Dry Methane Reforming Process for Conversion of Hydrocarbons to Hydrogen. 9. Bireforming Process for Conversion of Hydrocarbons to Hydrogen. 10. Chemical Looping Reforming Process for Conversion of Hydrocarbons to Hydrogen. 11. Trireforming Process for Conversion of Hydrocarbons to Hydrogen. 12. Catalytic-Membrane Reactor for Hydrogen Production from Hydrocarbons. 13. Plasma-Assisted Conversion of Hydrocarbons and Coal for Hydrogen Production. 14. Thermal Decomposition (Pyrolysis) of Hydrocarbons for Hydrogen Production. 15. Gasification of Coal, Oil, and for Hydrogen Production. 16. Gasification and Pyrolysis of Plastic Wastes for Hydrogen Production. Section III: Challenges of Hydrogen Synthesis and Production. 17. Technoeconomic Assessments of Hydrogen Production Technologies. 18. Life Cycle Assessment of Hydrogen Production Techniques. 19. Role of Hydrogen in the Current World Energy Consumption and Future Trends. 20. Life Cycle and Durability Challenge of Hydrogen.


    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.