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Title: The hydrogen economy- A debate on the merits
Authors: Van Vuuren, DS
Keywords: Hydrogen economy
Hydrogen economy
Global warming
Oil depletion
Energy sources
Issue Date: Jan-2007
Citation: Van Vuuren, DS. 2007. The hydrogen economy- A debate on the merits. SAIChE Seminar: Richard Ward Building, RW334. University of the Witwatersrand
Abstract: In a hydrogen economy, hydrogen is expansively being used as a means to store, distribute, and convert energy into other useful forms. Hydrogen is expensive, an efficient energy carrier, is dangerous and has low energy density. Of concern were issues pertaining to the effects of a hydrogen economy. Issues like global warming and sustainability of energy sources were raised. However in place of hydrogen other portable applications have been suggested for example, primary and secondary batteries. To conclude, an electricity economy was suggested, with the advantages, that this economy will be more efficient than the hydrogen economy, it could be likely cheaper, safer and would have few technological hurdles.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10204/705
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