Chemical Energy Storage

The use of regenerative energy in many primary forms leads to the necessity to store grid dimensions for maintaining continuous supply and enabling the replacement of fossil fuel systems. Chemical energy storage is one of the possibilities besides mechano-thermal and biological systems.

This work starts with the more general aspects of chemical energy storage in the context of the geosphere and evolves to dealing with aspects of electrochemistry, catalysis, synthesis of catalysts, functional analysis of catalytic processes and with the interface between electrochemistry and heterogeneous catalysis.

Top-notch experts provide a sound, practical, hands-on insight into the present status of energy conversion aimed primarily at the young emerging research front.

  • Explains aspects of chemical energy storage in the context of the sensitivity of the geosphere to modifications in the carbon (and other element) cycle (e.g., greenhouse effect).
  • Gives a good practice-oriented review of what is feasible at industrial level – potential and risk.

Selected from the table of contents:

  • The Solar Refinery
  • Energy and Society: A Practical Guide
  • Biomass Conversion to Chemicals
  • Water-Splitting Conceptual Approach
  • Fuel Cells
  • Batteries: Concepts and Systems
  • Synthesis of Solid Catalysts
  • Synthesis Gas to Hydrogen, Methanol, and Synthetic Fuels


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Professor Dr. Robert Schlögl is the Director of the Deparment of Inorganic Chemistry at the Fritz Haber Institute of the Max Planck Society. He is a Founding Director at the Max Planck Institute for Chemical Energy Conversion.

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