Hydrogen is renewable and clean fuel source. It has been used to generator viable amounts of power in cars, aircrafts and generators. The benefits of using hydrogen are its ability to burn with little or no waste products. After a reaction hydrogen will only produce water vapor and heat energy. The heat energy can be used to power alternate devices in aircrafts and vehicles. The process by which hydrogen creates electrical energy involves low voltage currents and a raw hydrogen fuel source. The fuel stacks can provide raw hydrogen which passes into a chemical reaction and is broken down. Once it is broken down it will create protons and electrons which must be passed through to the electrical circuits producing electrical energy. Hydrogen reactors utilize large amounts of raw hydrogen which is either created at the plant itself. Hydrogen can be created by causing reactions with fossil fuels under high pressure and temperature. Once it has reacted it will create hydrogen and carbon monoxide. Hydrogen can also be created via biomass. Ethanol and sugar compounds can be reacted with catalysts to create hydrogen.
The Hydrogen reactor is still in experimental phases due to the difficulty in creating large amounts of hydrogen and transporting it. There have been numerous renewable methods of creating hydrogen but none of these methods can provide large amounts of hydrogen that can maintain a hydrogen reactor capable of powering a national grid. Bio-oil is another method of extracting hydrogen and transporting it. Bio-oil is created from heating biomasses. This liquid medium is stable and can be used to transport hydrogen to remote areas where hydrogen production facilities are absent. The Hydrogen reactor is large due to the large surface area required for hydrogen reactions. The reaction required a significant surface area for protons and electrons to amass at. Therefore the machinery involved in the process is large and high end.
The Hydrogen reactor can be used to produce significant power outputs which will help to power future national grids. Large sources of power have become needed with growing energy consumption. Fossil fuel prices continue to rise while hybrid fuel engines are still not fully implementable on a large scale. In future the hydrogen reactor will continue to become a leading source of hydrogen and power production for many countries. The initial cost of production will be an inhibiting factor for underdeveloped countries.
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