Safety Aspects of Using Hydrogen

  • P. W. Brennecke
  • H. J. Selbach

Abstract

For acceptance of the secondary energy carrier hydrogen, which in the future will be introduced on a large scale, knowledge of the safety aspects is of considerable importance. The safety and the dangers in dealing with hydrogen are determined by its physical and chemical properties. In this chapter, the characteristics of hydrogen that are relevant for safety measures are presented and compared with those of other energy carriers so that the risks in dealing with gaseous and liquid hydrogen can be estimated.

Keywords

Combustion Entropy Methane Enthalpy Transportation 

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© Plenum Press, New York 1987

Authors and Affiliations

  • P. W. Brennecke
    • 1
  • H. J. Selbach
    • 1
  1. 1.BraunschweigGermany

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