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Hydrogen generation

Delgado, D., Hefter, G. and Minakshi, M.ORCID: 0000-0001-6558-8317 (2013) Hydrogen generation. In: Ferreira, G., (ed.) Alternative Energies. Springer, pp. 141-161.

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The idea of an economy supported by hydrogen is still being considered by government bodies and major oil companies. The extensive use of hydrogen as a fuel has many applications in pollution-free technologies which could be of every-day use in society. Examples are in transportation and power generation; other uses include chemical technology, metallurgy, effluent processing and water production. For mass application the most appropriate process for hydrogen production is water electrolysis. To this end, a simplified description of the hydrogen and oxygen evolution mechanisms is presented. Understanding these mechanisms will provide a basis for making water electrolysis more efficient. For this reason special attention is given to the design of catalysts for water electrolysis.

Item Type: Book Chapter
Murdoch Affiliation: Chemistry and Physics
Publisher: Springer
Copyright: © 2013 Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
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