Hydrogen Gas Measurements



To realise the goal of high efficiency, low-pollution, sustainable and abundant energy sector, hydrogen will play a significant role in energy storage [1]. Gas composition measurements for H2 energy storage applications mainly consist of detecting gas concentrations such as H2 to evaluate the electrochemical processes as well as their performance. The measurement of one or more gas components and concentrations may serve as important indicators for the state of chemical or thermodynamic processes in energy systems such as mass transport in fuel cells, water electrolysers or concentration batteries. Gas compositions are usually measured by using IR light absorption sensors or Raman scattering sensors and can be combined with optical fibres to confine the molecule detection at a microscale. This chapter presents principles for sensing different gas components, possible types of optical fibre systems solutions for gas detection and challenges and advantages with these.



The authors are grateful to the ENERSENSE programme and NTNU Team Hydrogen at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) for supporting and helping on this book project.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Electronic Systems, ENERSENSENorwegian University of Science and TechnologyTrondheimNorway
  2. 2.Department of Energy and Process Engineering, ENERSENSENorwegian University of Science and TechnologyTrondheimNorway

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