Technologies for Hydrogen Economy by Prof. S Revankar

Location and Date: 
Wednesday, April 6, 2016, 4:30 pm, LC 202



The notion of hydrogen as an alternative green fuel or energy carrier is driven by future energy demand
projections and environmental concerns. Hydrogen can be produced from various primary energy sources though
currently it is mostly produced from steam methane reformation that produces CO2. Of the primary energy
sources solar based energy sources are renewable and sustainable for longer period. However technology has to
be developed to realize the potential and practical application of the solar based energy sources for hydrogen
generation. So for intermediate periods of at least 50 years or more, cleaner methods based on fossil and
nuclear energy can be used to generate, store and efficiently use hydrogen. The talk will first high light
global energy issues and environmental concerns with current fossil based energy sources. Advances in new
technologies in hydrogen generation, storage and its use are presented. The challenges and opportunities with
these emerging technologies are discussed. The talk will be sprinkled with our efforts in nuclear hydrogen generation
and storage technologies.

The slides presented during his talk can be accessed here.

Dr.  Shripad Revankar is a Professor of Nuclear Engineering at Purdue University, and Visiting Professor at the Division
of Advanced Nuclear Engineering, Pohang University of Science and Technology (POSTECH) and at the Mechanical Engineering Depart, IIT Bombay. His current research interests are in multiphase flow and heat transfer, microgravity
multiphase flow in packed beds, fuel cell design, simulation and power systems, thermochemical water splitting hydrogen
production, reactor thermalhydraulics and safety. He has published over 340 peer reviewed papers in archival journals
and conference proceedings, and is author/coauthor of two books.  He is Life Member of the following
societies:  American Nuclear Society (ANS), American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), American Institute of
Chemical Engineers (AIChE), Korean Nuclear Society and Indian Society of Heat and Mass Transfer (ISHMT).  He
is Fellow of ASME ANS and serves on Editorial board of number of journals.