Chapter 5

Hydrogen Energy

KEY CONCEPTS

  • Hydrogen energy and its benefits
  • Introduction to methods of hydrogen production technologies
  • Associated problems with hydrogen energy
  • Use of hydrogen energy
  • Hydrogen energy storage-applications

Hydrogen is the simplest element and an atom of hydrogen consists of only one proton and one electron. Despite its simplicity and also availability in abundance in the universe, it does not occur naturally as a gas on the earth. It is always combined with other elements. Water H2O, for example, is a combination of hydrogen and oxygen. It is also available in hydrocarbons used as fuels. Hydrogen can be separated from hydrocarbons through the application of heat—a process known as reforming. Another method of hydrogen ...

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