Engineering » Chemical Engineering

Hydrogen Storage

Edited by Jianjun Liu, ISBN 978-953-51-0731-6, 278 pages, Publisher: InTech, Chapters published September 05, 2012 under CC BY 3.0 license
DOI: 10.5772/3207
Edited Volume

Hydrogen, as an energy carrier, is widely regarded as a potential cost effective, renewable, and clean energy alternative to petroleum in order to mitigate energy shortage and global climate warming issues that the world is currently facing. However, storage of hydrogen is a substantial challenge, especially for applications in vehicles with fuel cells that use proton-exchange membranes (PEMs). Therefore, scientific community has started focusing their research activities on developing advanced hydrogen storage materials through nanotechnology. The book presents a wide variety of nanostructured materials used for application in hydrogen storage, covering chemical and physical storage approaches. The research topics include computational design, synthesis, processing, fabrication, characterization, properties and applications of nanomaterials in hydrogen storage systems.