Special Issue "Carbon Materials for Physical and Chemical Hydrogen Storage"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2021.
Interests: heterogeneous catalysis; chemical reactors; biomass; hydrodechlorination; oxidation
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The relevance of hydrogen as an energy vector has grown in recent years. The increase in the efficiency of electrolysis cells allows converting renewable but fluctuating energy sources (such as wind or sun) into this carbon-neutral gas. In the same way, processes based on biomass gasification followed by water gas shift reaction and hydrogen recovery have been largely improved. However, the storage and transportation of this hydrogen is still a major challenge for the development of the hydrogen economy.
Carbon materials are going to play a key role in hydrogen storage technologies. In the case of physical storage, materials from slightly modified activated carbon to metal organic frameworks, also considering graphene derivatives, carbon nanofibers, nanotubes, etc., have been proposed as hydrogen adsorbents both for separation and storage purposes.
Most chemical storage strategies are mainly based on catalytic hydrogenation–dehydrogenation cycles. Carbon materials are promising supports for the catalysts used in these steps because of their inert character and their ability to tune the catalytic properties of the involved active phases.
Considering these facts, the aim of this Special Issue is to gather submissions (either experimental, computational, or from the point of view of process simulation) about the potential of carbon-based materials for hydrogen storage.
Prof. Dr. Salvador Ordóñez García
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- hydrogen adsorption
- catalytic hydrogenation
- catalytic dehydrogenation
- adsorption technologies
- green hydrogen
- blue hydrogen
- liquid organic hydrogen carriers (LOHCs)