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Catalysis for sustainable energy production

Author: Pierluigi Barbaro; Claudio Bianchini; Wiley InterScience (Online service)
Publisher: Weinheim : Wiley-VCH, ©2009.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Conference publication : EnglishView all editions and formats

This first book to focus on the topic serves as a basis for defining a roadmap for the role of catalysis in energy production. As such, this ready reference for researchers and engineers covers all  Read more...


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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Conference papers and proceedings
Additional Physical Format: (OCoLC)318668914
Material Type: Conference publication, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Pierluigi Barbaro; Claudio Bianchini; Wiley InterScience (Online service)
ISBN: 9783527625413 3527625410 9783527320950 3527320954
OCLC Number: 463430929
Notes: Based on the workshop Catalysis for Sustainable Energy Production, held in Sesto Fiorentino, Nov. 29 to Dec. 1, 2006.
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. Hoboken, N.J. : Wiley InterScience, 2009. Mode of access: World Wide Web. System requirements: Web browser. Title from title screen (viewed on Oct. 27, 2009). Access may be restricted to users at subscribing institutions.
Description: xxii, 452 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm
Contents: PART I: Fuel Cuells THE DIRECT ETHANOL FUEL CELL: A CHALLENGE TO CONVERT BIOETHANOL CLEANLY INTO ELECTRIC ENERGY Introduction Principles and Different Kinds of Fuel Cells Low-Temperature Fuel Cells (PEMFCs and DAFCs) Solid Alkaline Membrane Fuel Cells (SAMFC) PERFORMANCE OF DIRECT METHANOL FUEL CELLS FOR PORTABLE POWER APPLICATIONS Introduction Experimental Results and Discussion SELECTIVE SYNTHESIS OF CARBON NANOFIBERS AS BETTER CATALYST SUPPORTS FOR LOW-TEMPERATURE FUEL CELLS Introduction Preparation and Characterization of CNFs and Fuel Cell Catalysts Results TOWARDS FULL ELECTRIC MOBILITY: ENERGY AND POWER SYSTEMS Introduction The Current Grand Challenges Power-Energy Needed in Vehicles A Great New Opportunity for True Zero Emissions Advanced Systems Integration PART II: Hydrogen Storage MATERIALS FOR HYDROGEN STORAGE The Primitive Phase Diagram of Hydrogen Hydrogen Storage Methods Pressurized Hydrogen Liquid Hydrogen Physisorption Metal Hydrides Complex Hydrides Chemical Hydrides (Hydrolysis) New Hydrogen Storage Materials PART III: Three H2 and Hydrogen Vectors Production CATALYST DESIGN FOR REFORMING OF OXYGENATES Introduction Catalyst Design Reforming Reactions: Process Principles Key Examples of Oxygenate Reforming Reactions ELECTROCATALYSIS IN WATER ELECTROLYSIS Introduction Thermodynamic Considerations Kinetic Considerations The Hydrogen Evolution Reaction The Oxygen Evolution Reaction Electrocatalysts: State-of-the-Art Water Electrolysis: State-of-the-Art Beyond Oxygen Evolution ENERGY FROM ORGANIC WASTE: INFLUENCE OF THE PROCESS PARAMETERS ON THE PRODUCTION OF METHANE AND HYDROGEN Introduction Experimental Results and Discussion NATURAL GAS AUTOTHERMAL REFORMING: AN EFFECTIVE OPTION FOR A SUSTAINABLE DISTRIBUTED PRODUCTION OF HYDROGEN Introduction Autothermal Reforming: From Chemistry to Engineering Thermodynamic Analysis A Case Study Economic Aspects PART IV: Industrial Catalysis for Sustainable Energy THE USE OF CATALYSIS IN THE PRODUCTION OF HIGH-QUALITY BIODIESEL Introduction Heterogeneous Transesterification and Esterification Catalysts Selective Hydrogenation in Biodiesel Production PHOTOVOLTAICS - CURRENT TRENDS AND VISION FOR THE FUTURE Introduction Market: Present Situation and Challenges Ahead Crystalline Silicon Technology Thin Films Other Technology-Related Aspects Advanced and Emerging Technologies System Aspects CATALYTIC COMBUSTION FOR THE PRODUCTION OF ENERGY Introduction Lean Catalytic Combustion for Gas Turbines Fuel-Rich Catalytic Combustion Oxy-Fuel Combustion Microcombustors Catalytic Materials CATALYTIC REMOVAL OF NOx UNDER LEAN CONDITIONS FROM STATIONARY AND MOBILE SOURCES Introduction Selective Catalytic Reduction NOx Storage Reduction Open Issues and Future Opportunities
Responsibility: edited by Pierluigi Barbaro and Claudio Bianchini.


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