1st Edition

Hydrogen Production from Renewable Resources and Wastes

    376 Pages 93 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    This book provides readers with a comprehensive overview of the processes and technologies utilized for producing hydrogen from renewable sources. It discusses common methods like gasification, pyrolysis, and liquefaction, along with novel methods like water thermochemical splitting, biophotolysis, biological water gas shift reaction, and fermentation processing. The application of various renewable sources, including wind, solar, and geothermal energy, is covered in detail.

    • Introduces water splitting conversion processes for hydrogen production in detail.

    • Uniquely provides different pyrolysis, gasification, and liquefaction processes for hydrogen generation.

    • Covers different biomass and wastes sources for producing hydrogen.

    • Discusses biochemical methods for converting biomass to hydrogen.

    • Provides the application of renewable energy sources in hydrogen production.

    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: Water Splitting Conversion Processes 1. Hydrogen Production Through Electrolysis. 2. Hydrogen Production from Photo-electrolysis. 3. Hydrogen Production from Water Thermochemical Splitting. Section II: Biomass and Wastes Thermochemical Conversion Processes. 4. Pyrolysis Process for Conversion of Algal Biomass to Hydrogen. 5. Pyrolysis Process for Conversion of Lignin to Hydrogen. 6. Pyrolysis Process for Conversion of Wood-based Materials to Hydrogen. 7. Pyrolysis Process for Conversion of Sewage Sludge to Hydrogen. 8. Pyrolysis of Municipal Biomass Wastes for Hydrogen Production. 9. Gasification of Algal for Hydrogen Production. 10. Gasification of Lignin for Hydrogen Production. 11. Gasification of Wood-based Materials for Hydrogen Production. 12. Gasification of Sewage Sludge for Hydrogen Production. 13. Gasification of Municipal Biomass Wastes for Hydrogen Production. 14. Liquefaction of Biomass for Hydrogen Production. 15. Liquefaction of Algal Material for Hydrogen Production. Section III: Biomass Biochemical Conversion Processes. 16. Bio Photolysis Process for Biomass Conversion to Hydrogen. 17. Biological Water Gas Shift Reaction Process for Hydrogen Production. 18. The Fermentation Process for Biomass Conversion to Hydrogen. Section IV: Other Renewable Sources for Hydrogen Production. 19. Application of Solar Energy for Hydrogen Production. 20. Application of Hydropower Energy for Hydrogen Production: Tide, Wave, Water Flow, and Fall. 21. Application of Wind Energy for Hydrogen Production. 22. Application of Geothermal Energy for Hydrogen Production.


    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.