Preface.- Hydrogen.- Hydrogen Production Methods.- Solar Energy Aspects.- Solar Hydrogen Production.- Thermodynamic Analysis.- Environmental Impact and Sustainability Assessment.- Case Studies.- Concluding Remarks.- Nomenclature.- References.- Appendix.
This book provides a comprehensive analysis of various solar based hydrogen production systems. The book covers first-law (energy based) and second-law (exergy based) efficiencies and provides a comprehensive understanding of their implications. It will help minimize the widespread misuse of efficiencies among students and researchers in energy field by using an intuitive and unified approach for defining efficiencies. The book gives a clear understanding of the sustainability and environmental impact analysis of the above systems. The book will be particularly useful for a clear understanding of second law (exergy) efficiencies for various systems. It may serve as a reference book to the researchers in energy field. The definitions and concepts developed in the book will be explained through illustrative examples.
An intuitive and clear description of various solar based hydrogen production systems
Deals explicitly and comprehensively with efficiencies of solar based hydrogen production systems
Covers energy-based and exergy-based efficiencies and describes their sustainability and environmental impact