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Materials for the Hydrogen Economy

1st Edition

Edited by Russell H. Jones, George J. Thomas

CRC Press

352 pages | 132 B/W Illus.

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Hydrogen offers a promising alternative for supplying clean and sustainable energy to meet increasing demands worldwide. However, materials are key to transforming the technology into a viable industry. Materials for the Hydrogen Economy describes the technical challenges and the current efforts in developing materials possessing the properties required for handling each stage of the hydrogen fuel chain. Thorough coverage offers newcomers as well as experienced engineers and researchers a reliable and fully scalable foundation in this field.

This book covers all seven of the current hydrogen production methods, as well as distribution, storage, and utilization technologies, particularly fuel cells. It details the chemical reactions, processes, types of feedstock, and commercial equipment involved in hydrogen production. It also covers methods, membranes, liners, and sensors used for separating, sealing, and purifying hydrogen. Several chapters examine corrosion effects in pipeline steels and other storage and transportation vessels, leading to discussions of hydrogen permeation barriers, barrier coatings, and hydrides for on-board hydrogen storage. The final chapters focus on electrolytes and component materials for solid-oxide fuel cells (SOFCs) and H2/O2 PEM fuel cells.

Materials for the Hydrogen Economy provides a broad review of material requirements for handling hydrogen from production to market. It explores the development of these materials alongside essential considerations and issues associated with their deployment.


A number of experts in the field have contributed chapters related to their areas of expertise that makes the book Materials for the Hydrogen Economy an excellent reading for the novice as well as the expert in the field . . . This is a very timely text with a lot of useful basic and advanced information on using hydrogen as a fuel to propel the usage of alternative energies forward.

– In JOM, September 2008

Table of Contents




Issues in Hydrogen Production Using Gasification; James P. Bennett

Materials for Water Electrolysis Cells; Paul A. Lessing

High-Temperature Electrolysis; S. Elangovan and J. Hartvigsen

Materials Development for Sulfur-Iodine Thermochemical Hydrogen Production; B. Wong and P. Trester

Materials Requirements for Photobiological Hydrogen Production; D.M. Blake, W. Amos, M.L. Ghirardi, and M. Seibert

Dense Membranes for Hydrogen Separation and Purification; U. Balachandran, T.H. Lee, and S.E. Dorris

Effects of Hydrogen Gas on Steel Vessels and Pipelines; B.P. Somerday and C. San Marchi

Hydrogen Permeation Barrier Coatings; C.H. Henager, Jr.

Reversible Hydrides for On-Board Hydrogen Storage; G.J. Thomas

The Electrolytes for Solid-Oxide Fuel Cells; X.D. Zhou and P. Singh

Corrosion and Protection of Metallic Interconnects in Solid-Oxide Fuel Cells; Z. Yang, J.W. Stevenson, and P. Singh

Materials for Proton Exchange Membrane Fuel Cells; B. Du, Q. Guo, Z. Qi, L. Mao, R.Pollard, and J.F. Elter

Materials Issues for Use of Hydrogen in Internal Combustion Engines; R.H. Jones


Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SCIENCE / Energy
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Environmental / General