Hydrogen & Energy

Hydrogen Technology, a short Overview

The industrial zone as is, relies heavily, if not exclusively, on Hydrocarbons. Hydrocarbon thermal machinery such as Spark Ignition-Compression Ignition engines, Gasoline-Diesel generators, Coal-Lignite gasifiers, residential diesel-powered heating systems, Pyrolysis units and so on, are commonly met all around the planet. Such technology practically oxidizes Hydrocarbon to produce either heat, steam or useful mechanical work depending on the application, though energy losses are not, by any means, insignificant.

The downside of Hydrocarbon thermochemical exploitation can be summarized as follows:
  • Limited resources
  • Gaseous pollutant emissions (CO2, CO, NOx, SOx)

In recent years, the Industrial zone as a whole has began taking a turn towards Electrification without having established the necessary infrastructure to support such a transition. Indicatively, at current rate of production, dead Lithium-Ion batteries are projected to reach as high as 11,000 metric tons by 2030, yet there is no recycling scheme in place, not to mention the prospect of that number rising even more, given the recent e-mobility trend. As it pertains to Electrification, such powertrains-machinery require electricity and a battery. Electricity production is mainly achieved through Coal-Lignite gasification, Batteries require metals, among others, for manufacturing, meaning that up-on mining, local water resources are contaminated, another very important ‘aspect’ of Lithium (per say) mining is that child labor is often associated with such processes, a truly despicable act. All of the above paint a crystal-clear picture as to how ‘environmentally friendly’ reckless-rushed Electrification really is. Climate Change is up-on us and it’s effects on the planet are obvious, the most important of which is glacier melting due to rising of the global Temperature.

The COVID-19 crisis is a sign of what could come from glacier melting could as ice contains potentially harmful-toxic to humans, biological entities that are sure to be introduced to the general public if we were to continue exploiting mineral resources.

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Hydrogen technology

Hydrogen has an important role to play in today’s Linear Economy, indicatively, the Petrochemical, Pharmaceutical and Food industries utilize it in various processes as shown below:
  • Hydrocarbon (crude oil) cracking
  • Hydrocarbon-powered Ammonia Production
  • Electromechanical equipment cooling agent
  • Methanol Production
  • Hydrogen Peroxide (sterilizing agent) production
  • Reducing agent (Petrochemical Industry indicatively)
  • Carrier Gas for G.C. (Gas Chromatography) {as opposed to N2 or He}
  • Saturizing agent (Benzane Hydrogenation indicatively)
Chemical properties of Hydrogen
Chemical properties of Hydrogen

Hydrogen can be further utilized in order to fuel a Circular Energy Economy as it abundant beyond measure (appx. 75% of all matter in the universe) and carbon free regarding it’s stereochemical-molecular structure. It is important though to view Hydrogen not as a fuel but as an Energy carrier for the replacement of conventional Energy carriers like Batteries. As shown below, Hydrogen makes for an excellent energy carrier as compared to any other existing alternatives.

SED comparison between Hydrogen and Batteries
SED comparison between Hydrogen and Batteries
SED comparison between Hydrogen and Hydrocarbon fuel
SED comparison between Hydrogen and Hydrocarbon fuel

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