A Solar—Hydrogen Energy System, 1st Edition by Eduard W. Justi (auth.)

By Eduard W. Justi (auth.)

This publication matters one of many extra power of the information which were mentioned in journals dedicated to power technological know-how over the past few years. It bargains with the concept hydrogen could be the medium of strength and the solar can be the resource (and, in the mean time, maybe additionally coal, biomass, or nuclear fuel). the interpretation has been conducted through Dr. W. Schuh and Mrs. okay. Claus in collaboration with me. convinced problems faced us at an early degree, and our solution of them calls for a few rationalization. First, the chapters that we got from the unique German authors have been written at various instances in the course of the Nineteen Eighties. a few years later, for the predicted booklet within the usa, approximately 1/2 the chapters have been thoroughly rewritten. the interpretation was once performed in 1984-1986. moment, the unique quantity is a German e-book. lots of the examples in it consult with the Federal Republic of Germany, even though a few expand to Europe in general.

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Bacon, working in Cambridge, was the first to develop a really practical hydrogen-oxygen cell for water electrolysis, separate storage of hydrogen and oxygen, and subsequent and current-producing recombination to water in a fuel cell. 16 This hydrogen-oxygen cell was later produced in an improved version by raising the operational temperature to more than 200°C, with gas pressures up to 40 atm, thereby increasing the perfonnance to 5 kW. This fuel cell was later developed by Pratt and Whitney and became the basis for energy production in American space vehicles and also in moon landings.

Seifritz: Chimia 28(7):323-340 (1974). 13. E. Justi: Leitungsmechanismus und Energieumwandlung in FestkOrpern [Mechanism of Conductivity and Energy Conversion in Solids), Vandenhoeck and Ruprecht Verlag, GOttingen, pp. 450-455 (1965). 14. W. Gries, Blick in die Wirtschoft of March 2, 1978, and repartee of March 30, 1978. ) 15. H. G. Peine: Die BASF, No. II, pp. 41-45 (1977). 16. A. V. (DGS), an das 2. Intemationale Sonnenforum und die Comp1es [Opening address of the president of the German Society for Solar Energy (OOS) to the participants of the 2nd International Solar Forum and the Comples, in: A.

Thus, we are threatened by worldwide and catastrophic changes of climate. The United States Government has set up a commission aimed at averting increases in atmospheric CO2 • It is little consolation that destruction of the ozone layer, at a height of about 50 km above sea level, through nitrogen oxide exhausts of cars and planes, and freon from spray cans, all give rise to possible worse threats, because it is the ozone layer alone that holds back the solar UV radiation that otherwise can cause cancer and, eventually, kill all organic life.

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