Sustainable assessment of solar hydrogen production techniques

Elif Bozoglan*, Adnan Midilli, Arif Hepbasli

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

This study addresses some technical issues related to solar hydrogen production methods. In this regard, exergy-based environmental and sustainability parameters are applied to an electrolysis process for hydrogen production. Accordingly, the environmental destruction index is found to be 0.16 while exergetic benign index is calculated as 6.30. While the exergy efficiency increases from 10 to 90%, the sustainability index rises from 0.01 to 8.1. Thus, solar hydrogen production should be used for practical applications because of higher exergetic sustainability potential and lower environmental destruction index.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)85-93
Number of pages9
JournalEnergy
Volume46
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2012
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Electrolyser
  • Environmental parameters
  • Exergy
  • Solar hydrogen
  • Sustainability

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