Special Issue "Recent Advancement and Perspectives for Hydrogen Storage Materials"

A special issue of Energies (ISSN 1996-1073). This special issue belongs to the section "B4: Hydrogen Energy".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2022.

Special Issue Editors

Dr. Mirela Dragan
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Guest Editor
National Research and Development Institute for Cryogenic and Isotopic Technologies Rm. Valcea, 4 Uzinei, 240050 Ramnicu Valcea, Romania
Interests: oxide based materials; functional ceramics; ceramic processing; perovskites; ceramic membrane; mixed ionic electronic conductors; hydrogen storage; water splitting; materials in sustainable energy applications; in-situ and in-operando studies; X-ray diffraction; thermal analysis; the relationships between structure and properties
Prof. Dr. Blaž Likozar
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Guest Editor
Department of Catalysis and Chemical Reaction Engineering, National Institute of Chemistry, Hajdrihova 19, SI-1001 Ljubljana, Slovenia
Interests: reaction engineering; reactor engineering; heterogeneous catalysis; process optimization; process intensification; valorization; multiscale modeling; density functional theory; kinetic Monte Carlo; computational fluid dynamics; thermodynamics; reaction kinetics; microkinetics; transport phenomena; heat transfer; mass transfer; fluid mechanics; unit operations; separations
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Fossil fuel use will have to reach net-zero emissions by 2050 in order to meet the ambitious global climate goals, and to that end, the potential of hydrogen economy in decarbonizing major sectors is in development. In this regard, hydrogen storage is a key enabling technology of hydrogen economy. One significant challenge for this task, however, is determining how to store hydrogen in a compact and efficient way. This is an emerging research topic which is attracting significant interest in the research communities. Hydrogen can be stored in a gas state using high-pressure tanks or in a liquid state using cryogenic tanks, as well as in cryo-compressed hydrogen storage combining compression and cryogenic storage of hydrogen. Hydrogen can also be stored on the surfaces of solids, by adsorption, or within solids, also by absorption.

This Special Issue aims to provide an overview to demonstrate innovative components of recent developments and trends in the utilization of materials for hydrogen storage functions. Experimental and validated computational predictions, contributions to the synthesis and development of in situ techniques and new tools or methods for their characterization, and thermodynamics and kinetics considerations to understand hydrogen storage properties to fulfill the technical targets for hydrogen storage activity are of interest.

The topics of interest are related but not limited to:

  • Metal and complex hydrides;
  • Ceramics and glass-ceramics-based materials for hydrogen storage;
  • Carbon-based materials for hydrogen storage;
  • Liquid organic hydrogen carriers (LOHCs);
  • Metal–organic frameworks (MOFs);
  • Clathrates;
  • Approaches for synthesis of hydrogen storage materials;
  • Structural properties of hydrogen storage materials;
  • Thermodynamics and kinetics of hydrogen storage materials;
  • Toxicity and associated hazards of hydrogen storage materials.

Dr. Mirela Dragan
Prof. Dr. Blaž Likozar
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • hydrogen storage materials
  • hydrogen production
  • hydrides
  • materials science
  • energy materials
  • in situ characterizations
  • ceramics
  • glass-ceramics
  • carbon-based materials
  • liquid organic hydrogen carriers
  • metal–organic frameworks
  • porous materials

Published Papers

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