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Module Title LM Hydrogen and hydrogen-based fuels (H2HF)
SchoolChemical Engineering
Department Chemical Engineering
Module Code 04 37590
Module Lead Prof Robert Steinberger-Wilckens
Level Masters Level
Credits 10
Semester Semester 1
Pre-requisites Introduction to Electrochemistry - (04 26223) Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Technology - (04 26222)
Restrictions None
Description The module will cover the production and storage of hydrogen as a fuel for fuel cells and for decarbonising industry and the overall energy system. The topics covered include:
  • • An Introduction to Hydrogen
  • • Hydrogen production from fossil energy sources
  • • Hydrogen production by the electrolysis of water at temperatures below 100ºC
  • • High temperature water electrolysis
  • • Hydrogen production using nuclear energy and solar thermo-chemical cycles
  • • Renewable hydrogen, non-electrolysis and natural (geologic) hydrogen
  • Separation and Purification of Hydrogen
  • • Hydrogen Storage
  • • On-board storage
  • • Infrastructure, supply chain, transport, dispensing
  • • Power to Gas technologies
Learning Outcomes By the end of the module students should be able to:
  • Present and criticise the methods, potential, benefits, and prospects of hydrogen production, storage and safety handling.
  • Understand concepts that relate to Power to Gas and Power to X concepts.
  • Describe the Physics, Chemistry and Engineering of hydrogen production and storage technologies and be able to apply this knowledge to moderately complex problems.
  • Choose appropriate technology when faced with a moderately complex engineering design task.
  • Communicate information, concepts, problems and solutions to specialists and non-specialists.
Assessment Methods & Exceptions 50% written unseen exam, 1 hour
50% individual study report 2500 words
reassessment: 100% written coursework, 2500 words.
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