Annotation Newly revised, the second edition of this pioneering work addresses emerging factors affecting energy production and use, including the availability and desirability of various fuels. The text provides extensive discussion on hydrogen sources, both solar and nuclear, and fuel cell technology, as well as other alternative fuels such as biomass, and wind power. It delves into cost analysis, regulatory issues, barriers to implementation, conversion and storage systems, thermodynamic efficiency, fuel chain efficiency, air emission issues, and safety. The book also covers natural gas hydrogen gas, methanol, ethanol, and steam reforming.Hydrogen has a lot of advantages but a major problem is the lack of the hydrogen infrastructure. Hydrogen can also ... The world population is continuing to grow rapidly and the developing economies are starting to move into private cars. This creates more ... Gasoline and diesel fuels have the efficiency and range, but there are emissions problems. Batteries ... The cara#39;s fuel cell produces 94 kilowatts of power which is equivalent to 126 horsepower, about the same as a Ford Focus.
|Author||:||Michael F. Hordeski|
|Publisher||:||The Fairmont Press, Inc. - 2008|