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Special Issue "Hydrogen Economy Technologies"
A special issue of Clean Technologies (ISSN 2571-8797).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 October 2021) | Viewed by 29020
Special Issue Editors
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Interests: power electronics; fuel cells and electrolyzer systems; modeling and emulation of polymer electrolyte membrane (PEM) electrolyzers; fault-tolerant DC/DC converters for fuel cell/photovoltaic/electrolyzer applications; fault-tolerant control for fuel cell/electrolyzer systems; energy management of multisource systems based on renewable energy sources and hydrogen buffer storage
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Interests: power electronics; renewable energy sources; electromagnetic compatibility; electric vehicles; storage systems; artificial intelligence applications
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Special Issue Information
In recent years, the use of hydrogen as a fuel supply for transportation, heating, and seasonal energy storage for a future decarbonized energy system has gained growing interest from researchers and industry.
As opposed to hydrogen produced by electrolyzers in which electricity is based on coal, which is often termed “black” hydrogen, hydrogen obtained by electricity from renewable energy sources is opening new perspectives as a clean energy carrier. It can be utilized in fuel cells and vehicles by suitable power handling systems. For electrolyzer and fuel cell applications, DC/DC converters must meet several challenging issues, such as energy efficiency, low or high conversion ratios, and current ripple reduction. Furthermore, the availability and reliability of power converters remain major concerns so that multi-source systems based on RES and hydrogen technologies can guarantee a high-level of autonomy in case of electrical failures.
Electric vehicles can use hydrogen to supply fuel cells, which increase their autonomy compared to battery powered vehicles. Alternatively, hydrogen can be exploited directly by internal combustion engines. In any case, some challenges related to storage, transportation, and safety have to be addressed. The advantage of fuel storage can be obtained by increasing the pressure of hydrogen gas, but this requires suitable tanks. Transportation infrastructure could be optimized by producing hydrogen locally, but suitably designed filling stations are needed. Finally, appropriate safety measures are required to keep hydrogen hazards to a minimum. Only by improving technologies will hydrogen be introduced as a safe and sustainable energy carrier.
This Special Issue aims at attracting original high-quality papers and review articles focused on technologies related to the production, use, and storage of hydrogen.
Prospective authors may submit contributions dealing with, but not limited to, the following topics:
- Power converter topologies for electrolyzers and fuel cells;
- Fault-tolerant topologies and controls for fuel cells and electrolyzers;
- Impacts of power electronics systems on fuel cell and electrolyzer operating behavior;
- Control of power converter topologies;
- Reliability of hydrogen production plants;
- New solutions for storage and transportation;
- Integration with different energy storage systems;
- Impacts of hydrogen on economy and life-style;
- Life cycle assessment from cradle to grave;
- Knowledge transfer from research to education and training;
- Knowledge dissemination for public acceptance of a hydrogen economy;
- Near and long term strategies.
Submit your paper and select the Journal “Clean Technologies” and the Special Issue “Hydrogen Economy Technologies” via: https://susy.mdpi.com/user/manuscripts/upload?journal=cleantechnol. Please contact the guest editor or the journal editor ([email protected]) for any queries.
Dr. Damien Guilbert
Prof. Dr. Gianpaolo Vitale
Manuscript Submission Information
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Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Clean Technologies is an international peer-reviewed open access quarterly journal published by MDPI.
Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 1600 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.
- fuel cell
- power electronics
- hydrogen economy
- electric vehicles
- life cycle assessment
- hydrogen integration