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Hydrogen adsorption and storage on porous materials

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© 2014 by Taylor & Francis Group, LLC. The current interest in hydrogen as a sustainable fuel is related to strategic and environmental concerns. The former includes security of supply with the increasing worldwide demand for energy, concerns that world oil production is close to reaching a peak, and the long-term availability of oil supplies. The latter is related to the need for more environmentally friendly alternative fuel due to pollution from fossil fuel combustion leading to poor air quality and global warming due to carbon dioxide emissions. There are major scientific and engineering challenges, which need to be overcome before the development of a hydrogen-based economy and widespread use of hydrogen as an alternative fuel to oil can be achieved. The storage of hydrogen for use in vehicles is perhaps the most difficult problem to overcome. Handling and storage technologies for hydrogen in an industrial situation, where safety issues can be closely controlled, are well established. However, the use of hydrogen for onboard transport applications involving the general public is much more difficult because of safety, scientific, engineering, and economic constraints.

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Author(s): Thomas KM

Publication type: Book Chapter

Publication status: Published

Book Title: Handbook of Hydrogen Energy

Year: 2014

Pages: 707-762

Print publication date: 29/07/2014

Acceptance date: 01/01/1900

Publisher: CRC Press

Place Published: Boca Raton


DOI: 10.1201/b17226

Library holdings: Search Newcastle University Library for this item

ISBN: 9781420054477