ARLINGTON - Seems
these days everyone is talking about the spiraling cost of gasoline and
the problems created by America’s dependence on fossil fuel. But
University of Texas at Arlington Distinguished University Professor of
Chemistry and Biochemistry and
Associate Dean of Science Krishnan Rajeshwar does more than just talk.
In his new book, “Solar Hydrogen Generation toward a Renewable Energy
Future,” he outlines energy sources, like hydrogen, which can be generated from renewable sources such as hydrogen and water.
edited the book with two other scientists, Robert McConnell of Amonix,
Inc. and Stuart Licht of University of Massachusetts, Boston. The text
examines strategies for generating hydrogen from sunlight and water in
a sustainable way. Authoritative discussions
are provided by experts on topics ranging from a description of the
solar resource, to electrolysis of water and a solar concentrator
pathway to low cost electrolytic hydrogen. It covers thermal/photo
hybrid splitting of water, photochemical water splitting, hydrogen
generation, inorganic semiconductor-electrolyte interfaces and photo
biological schemes for producing hydrogen from water. The book
culminates with an analysis of a coupled water electrolyzer-solar
photovoltaic system for the centralized production of hydrogen.
book’s literature citation is extensive and comprehensive in each
chapter and it provides a broad perspective of the rapid developments
in an important aspect of energy science
and technology. The material covered originates from a spectrum of
disciplines including chemistry, biology, physics, chemical and
mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, and materials science. Visit www.springer.com for more information or contact Rajeshwar at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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