1st Edition

Hydrogen Transportation and Storage

    298 Pages 52 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    The success of hydrogen energy markets depends on developing efficient hydrogen storage and transportation methods. Hydrogen may be stored in various ways, including compression, liquefaction, adsorption, hydrides, and reformed fuels. Hydrogen's application, transport method, storage time, and other factors all have an impact on the technology choices available for its long-term storage. This book comprehensively reviews hydrogen storage and transportation technologies along with related safety hazards and challenges.

    • Introduces hydrogen storage and transportation materials and standards.

    • Includes miscellaneous hydrogen storage methods.

    • Covers different hydrogen transportation technologies. • Comprehensively describe hydrogen storage and transportation safety considerations.

    • Provides economic assessments and environmental challenges related to hydrogen storage and transportation.

    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: An Overview of Hydrogen Transportation and Storage Technologies. 1. Introduction to Hydrogen Storage, Transportation, and Distribution Technologies and Challenges. 2. Economic Assessments of Hydrogen Storage and Transmission Systems. 3. Engineering Properties of Hydrogen Storage Materials. 4. Hydrogen Storage and Transportation Criteria and Standards. Section II: Hydrogen Storage Methods. 5. Liquid Hydrogen Carriers. 6. Pressurized Gaseous Hydrogen Storage. 7. Low-temperature Liquefaction Hydrogen Storage. 8. Carbonaceous Materials for Hydrogen Storage. 9. Glass Microspheres for Hydrogen Storage. 10. Complex Hydrid for Hydrogen Storage. 11. Organic Liquid Hydrogen Storage. 12. Cold/Cryo Compression of Hydrogen. 13. Metal-organic Frameworks (MOF) for Hydrogen Storage. 14. Microspheres for Hydrogen Storage. 15. Hydrate Material for Hydrogen Storage. Section III: Hydrogen Transportation Methods. 16. Compressed Gas Cylinders for Hydrogen Transportation. 17. Cryogenic Liquid Tankers for Hydrogen Transportation. 18. Pipelines for Hydrogen Transportation. Section IV: Hydrogen Storage and Transportation Safety Considerations. 19. Prevention of Hydrogen Pipeline Cracking and Leakage. 20. Delayed Hydrogen Ignition and Explosion. 21. Liquid Hydrogen Release from Pressurized and Non-pressurized Tanks. 22. Hydrogen Storage Safety in Vehicles


    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.