1st Edition

Nanomaterials for Sustainable Hydrogen Production and Storage

    200 Pages 33 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    Hydrogen is poised to play a major role in the transition towards a net-zero economy. However, the worldwide implementation of hydrogen energy is restricted by several challenges, including those related to practical, easy, safe, and cost-effective storage and production methodologies. Nanomaterials present a promising solution, playing an integral role in overcoming the limitations of hydrogen production and storage. This book explores these innovations, covering a wide spectrum of applications of nanomaterials for sustainable hydrogen production and storage.

    • Provides an overview of the hydrogen economy and its role in the transition to a net-zero economy.
    • Details various nanomaterials for hydrogen production and storage as well as modeling and optimization of nanomaterials production.
    • Features real-life case studies on innovations in nanomaterials applications for hydrogen storage.
    • Discusses both the current status and future prospects.

    Aimed at researchers and professionals in chemical, materials, energy, environmental and related engineering disciplines, this work provides readers with an overview of the latest techniques and materials for the development and advancement of hydrogen energy technologies.

    Chapter 1    Transition toward a Sustainable Hydrogen Economy: Status and Progress

    Brooke E. Rogachuk, Chukwuma C. Ogbaga, Sydney E. Etchieson, Alivia Mukherjee

    Chapter 2    Exploring the Future of Nanomaterials: Insights into Synthesis, Characterization, and Potential Applications

     Damilola Awotoye, Fredrick O. Omoarukhe, Alaa El Din Mahmoud, Olugbenga Akande, Adekunle A. Adeleke, Peter Ikubanni, Chukwuma C. Ogbaga

     Chapter 3    Advances in Thermochemical Hydrogen Production Using Nanomaterials: An Analysis of Production Methods, Challenges, and Opportunities

     Emmanuel I. Epelle, Winifred Obande, Ovis D. Irefu, Alivia Mukherjee

     Chapter 4    Biological Hydrogen Production: The Role and Potential of Nanomaterials

    Omo-Akon Omolabake Abiodun, Olugbenga Akande, Chukwuma C. Ogbaga, Adekunle Adeleke, Peter Ikubanni, Toheeb Jimoh, Jude A. Okolie, Oluwasogo

     Chapter 5 Nanomaterials for Electrolytic and Photolytic Hydrogen Production: Production Methods, Challenges, and Prospects             

    Winifred Obande, Emmanuel I. Epelle, Jude A. Okolie

     Chapter 6   Modelling and Optimization of Nanomaterials Production Processes

    Lanrewaju I. Fajimi, Bilainu O. Oboirien,  Zainab T. Yaqub,  Alaa El Din Mahmoud

     Chapter 7   Machine Learning Applications for Nano-synthesized Materials Production and Utilization

    Zainab T. Yaqub, Bilainu O. Oboirien, Alaa El Din Mahmoud

     Chapter 8    Status and Progress of Nanomaterials Application in Hydrogen Storage

    Fatih Güleç, William Oakley, Xin Liu, Shahrouz Nayebossadri, Feiran Wang, Edward H. Lester, Emma K. Smith, Sarah M.Barakat

     Chapter 9    Analytical Methods, Modelling Approaches and Challenges of Nanomaterial-Based Hydrogen Storage

    Olugbenga Akande, Toheeb Jimoh, Patrick U. Okoye, Jude A. Okolie



    Jude A. Okolie is an Assistant Professor of Engineering Pathways at the Gallogly College of Engineering, University of Oklahoma. His research combines experimental analysis with process design and simulation, energy system modelling and life cycle assessment to address several environmental and energy challenges. Dr. Okolie has published several research articles in the area of thermochemical and biological conversion of waste biomass into biofuels. He is a recipient of several awards in the field of thermochemical conversion processes.

    Emmanuel Epelle is a Chancellor’s Fellow at the University of Edinburgh’s Institute for Materials and Processes. His major scientific achievements to date are in demonstrating decontamination via oxidation processes; valorisation of waste biomass and in CFD and systems modelling. He is a Chartered Engineer, an Associate Fellow of the UK Higher Education Academy and a recipient of several research and innovation awards.

    Alivia Mukherjee is a postdoctoral researcher in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Alberta. She was a graduate researcher in the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering at the University of Saskatchewan. Her research focuses on thermochemical hydrogen production, activated carbon production, and applications for environmental remediation including post-combustion CO2 capture.

    Alaa El Din Mahmoud is Assistant Professor in the Environmental Sciences Department, Faculty of Science at Alexandria University, Vice-Chair of the National Committee of the UNESCO-MAB (Man and Biosphere) program in Egypt, and a member of the alumni professional development unit in the Faculty of Science. He received his Ph.D. from Friedrich Schiller University Jena, Germany. His research focuses on interdisciplinary environmental issues which are related to sustainability, conservation of natural resources, water/wastewater treatment, nanotechnology, and green nanotechnology.