Catalysis for Alternative Energy Generation

  • László Guczi
  • András Erdôhelyi

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Gabriele Centi, Paola Lanzafame, Siglinda Perathoner
    Pages 1-28
  3. Juan Carlos Serrano-Ruiz, James A. Dumesic
    Pages 29-56
  4. Christina Papadopoulou, Haris Matralis, Xenophon Verykios
    Pages 57-127
  5. András Erdőhelyi
    Pages 129-173
  6. Malte Behrens, Marc Armbrüster
    Pages 175-235
  7. Ajay K. Dalai, Titipong Issariyakul, Chinmoy Baroi
    Pages 237-262
  8. Karen Wilson, Adam F. Lee, Jean-Philippe Dacquin
    Pages 263-304
  9. Naoto Kamiuchi, Koichi Eguchi
    Pages 305-327
  10. M. Aulice Scibioh, B. Viswanathan
    Pages 329-368
  11. C. Bock, B. MacDougall, C.-L. Sun
    Pages 369-412
  12. Szilvia Papp, László Kőrösi, Rita Patakfalvi, Imre Dékány
    Pages 413-457
  13. András Tompos
    Pages 513-523
  14. Back Matter
    Pages 525-536

About this book

Introduction

The increase of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere and the decrease of the available amount of fossil fuels necessitate finding new alternative and sustainable energy sources in the near future. This book summarizes the role and the possibilities of catalysis in the production of new energy carriers and in the utilization of different energy sources. The main goal of this work is to go beyond those results discussed in recent literature by identifying new developments that may lead to breakthroughs in the production of alternative energy. The book discusses the use of biomass or biomass derived materials as energy sources, hydrogen formation in methanol and ethanol reforming, biodiesel production, and the utilization of biogases. Separate sections also deal with fuel cells, photocatalysis, and solar cells, which are all promising processes for energy production that depend heavily on catalysts.

Keywords

Alternative energy generation DMFC PEMFC biodiesel biogas biomass catalysis ethanol reforming fuel cells methanol reforming solar energy

Editors and affiliations

  • László Guczi
    • 1
  • András Erdôhelyi
    • 2
  1. 1.Inst. Isotopes, Dept. Surface Chemistry & CatalysisMTA BudapestBudapestHungary
  2. 2.Inst. Chemistry, Dept. Solid State & RadiochemistryUniversity of SzegedSzegedHungary

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4614-0344-9
  • Copyright Information Springer Science Business Media New York 2012
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Chemistry and Materials Science
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4614-0343-2
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4614-0344-9
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