Solar Hydrogen Generation [electronic resource] : Toward a Renewable Energy Future / edited by Krishnan Rajeshwar, Robert McConnell, Stuart Licht.Material type: TextLanguage: English Publisher: New York, NY : Springer New York, 2008Description: XX, 312 p. online resourceContent type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9780387728100Subject(s): Engineering | Chemistry | Engineering economy | Engineering | Renewable Energy Sources | Electrochemistry | Materials Science | Energy Economics | Electrical Power Generation and TransmissionAdditional physical formats: Printed edition:: No titleDDC classification: 621.042 LOC classification: TJ807-830Online resources: Click here to access online
Renewable Energy and the Hydrogen Economy -- The Solar Resource -- Electrolysis of Water -- A Solar Concentrator Pathway to Low-Cost Electrolytic Hydrogen -- Thermochemical and Thermal/Photo Hybrid Solar Water Splitting -- Molecular Approaches to Photochemical Splitting of Water -- Hydrogen Generation from Irradiated Semiconductor-Liquid Interfaces -- Photobiological Methods of Renewable Hydrogen Production -- Centralized Production of Hydrogen using a Coupled Water Electrolyzer-Solar Photovoltaic System.
Hydrogen has been touted as the basis of a new and powerful energy economy not reliant on fossil fuels. This book examines strategies for generating hydrogen from sunlight and water in a sustainable way. Authoritative discussions are provided by experts on topics ranging from a description of the solar resource, electrolysis of water, solar concentrator pathway to low cost electrolytic hydrogen, thermal/photo hybrid splitting of water, photochemical water splitting, hydrogen generation at inorganic semiconductor-electrolyte interfaces, to photobiological schemes for producing hydrogen from water. The book culminates with an analysis of a coupled water electrolyzer-solar photovoltaic system for the centralized production of hydrogen. The literature citation is extensive and comprehensive in each chapter and the book provides a broad perspective of the rapid developments in an important aspect of energy science and technology. The material covered is required reading for practioners of solar energy conversion R&D in academia, government, and industry originating from a spectrum of disciplines including chemistry, biology, physics, chemical and mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, and materials science.