This book provides background information on the advantages and disadvantages of hydrogen as a fuel for surface transportation, it describes the current state of technology of hydrogen-fueled vehicles, and discusses the future requirements of the so-called 'hydrogen economy'. The reprints and introductory material of each chapter should be invaluable to new and experienced researchers in the field. Contents: Hydrogen Engines and Vehicles: Characteristics and Development - General Properties of Hydrogen as a Fuel Special Characteristics of a Hydrogen Engine On-Board Storage Systems. Fuel Cells - What is a Fuel Cell? Theoretical Background for Fuel Cells Types of Fuel Cells Principles of Low Temperature Alkaline Fuel Cells The Solid Polymer Fuel Cell or Proton Exchange Membrane Fuel Cell High Temperature Fuel Cells Developing Fuel Cells for Vehicular Applications System Engineering Aspects Recent Developments with Fuel Cells. Hydrogen Production - Hydrogen Production from Fossil Fuels Water Electrolysis Thermochemical Water Decomposition Photo Conversion Hydrogen Production from Biomass.
Hydrogen Safety - Accidents and Safety Studies Hazards Preventive and Safety Measures. The Hydrogen Economy - Production Storage Transportation and Distribution of Hydrogen. Hydrogen Vehicles: From Earliest Conception to the Present - Hydrogen Vehicle Projects.
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