Hazards Associated with Hydrogen Infrastructure

Andrzej Rusin, Katarzyna Stolecka

Abstract


The finite nature of fossil fuel reserves is driving interest in hydrogen as a renewable, clean-energy source. Combined with
the potential of nuclear power and other renewable energy sources, electricity generation from hydrogen is an area rich
in prospects. However, the pre-requisite for harnessing power from hydrogen is research not only on the possibility of gas
production, use and storage, but also on the safety of each of these stages. Uncontrolled release of hydrogen poses a serious
risk to humans and the environment. This article presents potential hazards related to hydrogen production, pipeline transport
and storage tanks.

Keywords


hydrogen infrastructure, hazards, fire

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