Introduction to Hydrogen technology course

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    In collaboration with Hydrogen Europe Research

    Introduction

    The course and the corresponding course content aim to introduce the participants to the basics of hydrogen technology without overburdening them with the necessary prior knowledge. The course participants learn about the functioning and necessity of each single technological component and understand roughly the chemical-physical and thermodynamic backgrounds and technical implementation. The interrelationships between the single components as well as the interaction in a system are also addressed.

    The course is structured on a top-down approach. Impacts and problems of modern society and globalized economy are addressed and presented. Major physical and chemical properties and specific behavior of hydrogen introduces the course content. The complete technological chain is broken down into main segments according hydrogen production, storage and applications, stationary as well as modern mobile applications and discussed in depth. Both well-known and new applications and developments addressed to raise an overview of the status quo of technology, its impacts and benefits. In the back part, the systemic approaches and interrelations with renewable energies addressed. Safety aspects of hydrogen technology and its use will also taught accompanied by an introduction to a safety-oriented e-laboratory, to calculate by specific e-tools hydrogen behavior and some principal safety aspects.


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    MODULE 1.

    “The Age of the Anthropocene”

    • – Principle problems arising by increasing world population and energy demand
    • – Causes, impacts and effects of the “Age of the Anthropocene”
    • – Status of climate change, pollution, economic and political dimension
    • – Hydrogen as essential energy carrier to step forward solving concerned problems
    • – Fundamentals energy technology and basic data

     

    MODULE 2.

    Fundamentals to Hydrogen Properties and Behavior

    • – Physical properties and behavior (specifics and comparison)
    • – Chemical properties and behavior (specific and comparison)
    • – Thermodynamic properties and behavior
    • – Physiological properties and environmental behavior
    • – Myth busting around hydrogen behavior

     

    The Hydrogen Technology Chain and its essential Components

    • – Technological approach and technical elements of the hydrogen technology
    • – Basic technological chain (composition of different technical parts)
    • – Status quo of science, development and technology
    • – Further specifications and necessities

     

    MODULE 3.

    Hydrogen Production

    • – Occurrence of hydrogen
    • – The colors of hydrogen:
      1. Classification of hydrogen by production technologies
      2. Pros- and cons and dimension of emissions
      3. Dependencies to the renewable energy sources
    • – Chemical-physical processes and pathways to produce hydrogen:
      1. Steam reforming
      2. Partial oxidation
      3. Autothermic reforming (as combined process)
      4. Alternative processes and technologies
    • – Electrolysis:
      1. Fundamentals of electrolysis
      2. Water electrolysis
      3. Chlorine-Alkali electrolysis
      4. Electro-chemical cycle processes (as combined processes)
    • – Pyrolysis:
      1. Kvaerner process
      2. Liquide metals
    • – Alternative production technologies (as demonstration or future technology under development)
    • – Purification of hydrogen as gas

     

    MODULE 4. 

    Hydrogen Storage

    • – Storage technologies of gaseous hydrogen:
      1. Stationary and mobile systems
      2. Storage in vessels and bundles
      3. Underground storage
      4. Storage in gas grids (pure or admixtures)
      5. Alternative technologies
    • – Storage technologies of liquid hydrogen
    • – Solid state storage and materials used:
      1. Hydrogen adsorption and absorption
      2. Storage in metal-hydrides
      3. Storage Nano-particles and compounds
      4. Carbon Nano-tubes
    • – Storage as chemical substance:
      1. Liquide organic compounds
      2. As Ammonia
      3. As Ethanol and Methanol
    • – Transition to technical and synthetic fuels

     

    MODULE 5. 

    Hydrogen Use in Technical Applications

    • – Cold and warm combustion (principal distinction and efficiency)
    • – General effects and efficiency (pro and cons)
    • – Stationary and mobile applications
    • – Fuel Cells:
      1. Fundamental electro-chemistry
      2. Principle functioning of fuel cells (electrochemical functioning)
      3. Overview applied fuel cells (principal distinction)
      4. Specifics about applied fuel cells and lifetime (degradation)
      5. Fields of applications and operational conditions
    • – Combustion technologies:
      1. Usage of hydrogen in turbines
      2. Usage of hydrogen in combustion engines
      3. Usage of hydrogen in admixtures

     

    MODULE 6. 

    Systematic Compositions and Safety Aspects

    • – Systematic approaches and compositions:
      1. Hydrogen infrastructures
      2. Systematic stationary applications
      3. Systemic mobile applications
      4. Modular assembling (pros and cons)
      5. Strategic implementation of hydrogen into renewable energy resources
      6. Demonstration of technology and further prospects
      7. Hydrogen cities, islands and valleys
    • – Safety aspects of hydrogen technology and applications:
      1. Safety aspects of hydrogen use and technology
      2. Methods used and safety assessment
      3. Introduction to the e-laboratory and e-tools (free access)
      4. Usage of e-tools to calculate hydrogen behavior and technical values
      5. Usage of e-tools for safety concerns of hydrogen in use

    Olaf Jedicke

    The course leader Prof h.c. DP Olaf Jedicke studied theoretical physics and mathematics at the University of Karlsruhe, especially elementary particle physics and quantum mechanics. The focus of his scientific work that time laid on superconductivity and magnetism. After graduating, he joined in 1992 the Fraunhofer Community for Applied Science (Fh-ICT) for more than 13 years and turned his attention to the development of special process technologies for pulping of biological materials (Aqua-solve process) and further the development and use of optical high-speed measurement technology and polymers. In 2005, he moved to the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) to take up the development of novel research fields and funding programs in behalf of national ministries. Since 2010, he is a leading scientist at the Institute for Thermal Energy Technology and Safety (ITES) in the scope of safe use of hydrogen. He coordinated numerous large and medium-sized European research projects. Board member of Hydrogen Europe Research Association and HySafe Association. He teaches hydrogen technology at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, technical physics, higher mathematics and numeric at the University of Dual Education Baden-Württemberg since 2000, renewable energy technology in Sofia at BAS – Institute of Electrochemistry and Energy Systems and taught already at ITBA in Buenos Aires and other institutions.

     

    The course is delivered online through our easy-to-use Virtual Campus platform. For this course, a variety of content is provided including:

    – eLearning materials
    – Videos
    – Interactive multimedia content
    – Live webinar classes
    – Texts and technical articles
    – Case studies
    – Assignments and evaluation exercises

    Students can download the materials and work through the course at their own pace.
    We regularly update this course to ensure the latest news and state-of-the-art developments are covered, and your knowledge of the subject is current.

    Live webinars form part of our course delivery. These allow students and tutors to go through the course materials, exchange ideas and knowledge, and solve problems together in a virtual classroom setting. Students can also make use of the platform’s forum, a meeting point to interact with tutors and other students.

    The tutoring system is managed by email. Students can email the tutor with any questions about the course and the tutor will be happy to help.

    The course generally aims at graduates with a Bachelor’s degree with a technical and/or scientific orientation. However, this is not a prerequisite. Furthermore, the course aims also at technicians and engineers who are already in professional life and would like to acquire basic knowledge and additional information on the subject of hydrogen technology (continuing education aspects). In this respect, this course is also suitable to provide teachers with the basic knowledge of hydrogen technology and its use and effects on climate change, which is gaining an important role at schools, more and more.

    This course does not require any specific software installation other than the common ones such as Word, Adobe, YouTube, and Excel. The access to the e-laboratory is free of additional charge.

    Once a student finishes the course and successfully completes the assignments and evaluation tests, they are sent an accreditation certificate. The certificate is issued by Ingeoexpert to verify that the student has passed the course. It is a digital certificate that is unique and tamper-proof – it is protected by Blockchain technology. This means it is possible for anyone to check that it is an authentic, original document.

    You will be able to download the certificate in an electronic format from the Virtual Campus platform. The certificate can be forwarded by email, shared on social networks, and embedded on websites. To see an example, click here.

    The energy sector is a large industrial sector with very diverse responsibilities and thus tasks. According to global statistics, the energy sector employed approximately 11.5 million people in 2019. In addition, the sales increases in the area of manufacturing fuel cells, electrolysis, tank systems, etc. are considerable, so that a steadily increasing demand for employees also expected in this area. Potential jobs with additional background knowledge in hydrogen technology therefore be recognizable worldwide within e.g.:

    – Energy sector (centralized and decentralized plants)

    – New manufacturing industry (fuel cells, electrolysis, tank systems, components, etc.)

    – Development of H2 infrastructure (municipalities, ministries, private sector)

    – Installation of H2 systems in private households, public institutions, industry, etc.

    – Support and maintenance of fuel cell driven systems

    – Education and training of skilled workers and technicians

    In collaboration with Hydrogen Europe Research

    Introduction

    The course and the corresponding course content aim to introduce the participants to the basics of hydrogen technology without overburdening them with the necessary prior knowledge. The course participants learn about the functioning and necessity of each single technological component and understand roughly the chemical-physical and thermodynamic backgrounds and technical implementation. The interrelationships between the single components as well as the interaction in a system are also addressed.

    The course is structured on a top-down approach. Impacts and problems of modern society and globalized economy are addressed and presented. Major physical and chemical properties and specific behavior of hydrogen introduces the course content. The complete technological chain is broken down into main segments according hydrogen production, storage and applications, stationary as well as modern mobile applications and discussed in depth. Both well-known and new applications and developments addressed to raise an overview of the status quo of technology, its impacts and benefits. In the back part, the systemic approaches and interrelations with renewable energies addressed. Safety aspects of hydrogen technology and its use will also taught accompanied by an introduction to a safety-oriented e-laboratory, to calculate by specific e-tools hydrogen behavior and some principal safety aspects.


    Limited places.

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    MODULE 1.

    “The Age of the Anthropocene”

    • – Principle problems arising by increasing world population and energy demand
    • – Causes, impacts and effects of the “Age of the Anthropocene”
    • – Status of climate change, pollution, economic and political dimension
    • – Hydrogen as essential energy carrier to step forward solving concerned problems
    • – Fundamentals energy technology and basic data

     

    MODULE 2.

    Fundamentals to Hydrogen Properties and Behavior

    • – Physical properties and behavior (specifics and comparison)
    • – Chemical properties and behavior (specific and comparison)
    • – Thermodynamic properties and behavior
    • – Physiological properties and environmental behavior
    • – Myth busting around hydrogen behavior

     

    The Hydrogen Technology Chain and its essential Components

    • – Technological approach and technical elements of the hydrogen technology
    • – Basic technological chain (composition of different technical parts)
    • – Status quo of science, development and technology
    • – Further specifications and necessities

     

    MODULE 3.

    Hydrogen Production

    • – Occurrence of hydrogen
    • – The colors of hydrogen:
      1. Classification of hydrogen by production technologies
      2. Pros- and cons and dimension of emissions
      3. Dependencies to the renewable energy sources
    • – Chemical-physical processes and pathways to produce hydrogen:
      1. Steam reforming
      2. Partial oxidation
      3. Autothermic reforming (as combined process)
      4. Alternative processes and technologies
    • – Electrolysis:
      1. Fundamentals of electrolysis
      2. Water electrolysis
      3. Chlorine-Alkali electrolysis
      4. Electro-chemical cycle processes (as combined processes)
    • – Pyrolysis:
      1. Kvaerner process
      2. Liquide metals
    • – Alternative production technologies (as demonstration or future technology under development)
    • – Purification of hydrogen as gas

     

    MODULE 4. 

    Hydrogen Storage

    • – Storage technologies of gaseous hydrogen:
      1. Stationary and mobile systems
      2. Storage in vessels and bundles
      3. Underground storage
      4. Storage in gas grids (pure or admixtures)
      5. Alternative technologies
    • – Storage technologies of liquid hydrogen
    • – Solid state storage and materials used:
      1. Hydrogen adsorption and absorption
      2. Storage in metal-hydrides
      3. Storage Nano-particles and compounds
      4. Carbon Nano-tubes
    • – Storage as chemical substance:
      1. Liquide organic compounds
      2. As Ammonia
      3. As Ethanol and Methanol
    • – Transition to technical and synthetic fuels

     

    MODULE 5. 

    Hydrogen Use in Technical Applications

    • – Cold and warm combustion (principal distinction and efficiency)
    • – General effects and efficiency (pro and cons)
    • – Stationary and mobile applications
    • – Fuel Cells:
      1. Fundamental electro-chemistry
      2. Principle functioning of fuel cells (electrochemical functioning)
      3. Overview applied fuel cells (principal distinction)
      4. Specifics about applied fuel cells and lifetime (degradation)
      5. Fields of applications and operational conditions
    • – Combustion technologies:
      1. Usage of hydrogen in turbines
      2. Usage of hydrogen in combustion engines
      3. Usage of hydrogen in admixtures

     

    MODULE 6. 

    Systematic Compositions and Safety Aspects

    • – Systematic approaches and compositions:
      1. Hydrogen infrastructures
      2. Systematic stationary applications
      3. Systemic mobile applications
      4. Modular assembling (pros and cons)
      5. Strategic implementation of hydrogen into renewable energy resources
      6. Demonstration of technology and further prospects
      7. Hydrogen cities, islands and valleys
    • – Safety aspects of hydrogen technology and applications:
      1. Safety aspects of hydrogen use and technology
      2. Methods used and safety assessment
      3. Introduction to the e-laboratory and e-tools (free access)
      4. Usage of e-tools to calculate hydrogen behavior and technical values
      5. Usage of e-tools for safety concerns of hydrogen in use

    Read more

    Olaf Jedicke

    The course leader Prof h.c. DP Olaf Jedicke studied theoretical physics and mathematics at the University of Karlsruhe, especially elementary particle physics and quantum mechanics. The focus of his scientific work that time laid on superconductivity and magnetism. After graduating, he joined in 1992 the Fraunhofer Community for Applied Science (Fh-ICT) for more than 13 years and turned his attention to the development of special process technologies for pulping of biological materials (Aqua-solve process) and further the development and use of optical high-speed measurement technology and polymers. In 2005, he moved to the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) to take up the development of novel research fields and funding programs in behalf of national ministries. Since 2010, he is a leading scientist at the Institute for Thermal Energy Technology and Safety (ITES) in the scope of safe use of hydrogen. He coordinated numerous large and medium-sized European research projects. Board member of Hydrogen Europe Research Association and HySafe Association. He teaches hydrogen technology at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, technical physics, higher mathematics and numeric at the University of Dual Education Baden-Württemberg since 2000, renewable energy technology in Sofia at BAS – Institute of Electrochemistry and Energy Systems and taught already at ITBA in Buenos Aires and other institutions.

     

    Read more

    The course is delivered online through our easy-to-use Virtual Campus platform. For this course, a variety of content is provided including:

    – eLearning materials
    – Videos
    – Interactive multimedia content
    – Live webinar classes
    – Texts and technical articles
    – Case studies
    – Assignments and evaluation exercises

    Students can download the materials and work through the course at their own pace.
    We regularly update this course to ensure the latest news and state-of-the-art developments are covered, and your knowledge of the subject is current.

    Live webinars form part of our course delivery. These allow students and tutors to go through the course materials, exchange ideas and knowledge, and solve problems together in a virtual classroom setting. Students can also make use of the platform’s forum, a meeting point to interact with tutors and other students.

    The tutoring system is managed by email. Students can email the tutor with any questions about the course and the tutor will be happy to help.

    Read more

    The course generally aims at graduates with a Bachelor’s degree with a technical and/or scientific orientation. However, this is not a prerequisite. Furthermore, the course aims also at technicians and engineers who are already in professional life and would like to acquire basic knowledge and additional information on the subject of hydrogen technology (continuing education aspects). In this respect, this course is also suitable to provide teachers with the basic knowledge of hydrogen technology and its use and effects on climate change, which is gaining an important role at schools, more and more.

    This course does not require any specific software installation other than the common ones such as Word, Adobe, YouTube, and Excel. The access to the e-laboratory is free of additional charge.

    Read more

    Once a student finishes the course and successfully completes the assignments and evaluation tests, they are sent an accreditation certificate. The certificate is issued by Ingeoexpert to verify that the student has passed the course. It is a digital certificate that is unique and tamper-proof – it is protected by Blockchain technology. This means it is possible for anyone to check that it is an authentic, original document.

    You will be able to download the certificate in an electronic format from the Virtual Campus platform. The certificate can be forwarded by email, shared on social networks, and embedded on websites. To see an example, click here.

    Read more

    The energy sector is a large industrial sector with very diverse responsibilities and thus tasks. According to global statistics, the energy sector employed approximately 11.5 million people in 2019. In addition, the sales increases in the area of manufacturing fuel cells, electrolysis, tank systems, etc. are considerable, so that a steadily increasing demand for employees also expected in this area. Potential jobs with additional background knowledge in hydrogen technology therefore be recognizable worldwide within e.g.:

    – Energy sector (centralized and decentralized plants)

    – New manufacturing industry (fuel cells, electrolysis, tank systems, components, etc.)

    – Development of H2 infrastructure (municipalities, ministries, private sector)

    – Installation of H2 systems in private households, public institutions, industry, etc.

    – Support and maintenance of fuel cell driven systems

    – Education and training of skilled workers and technicians

    Read more

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