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Hydrogen applications for Lambert-St. Louis International Airport
  • Published Date:
    2009
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    Today, major airports are facing challenges related to pollution, energy efficiency, and safety and security. Hydrogen and fuel cell technologies, regarded as one of the key energy solutions of the 21st century are more energy efficient and reliable than conventional systems and have the potential to diminish these challenges. These technologies can also play a significant role in reducing the noise, air, and water pollution and enhancing energy security. This paper presents the design of a set of hydrogen technologies and systems that are commercially available and are ready for practical, real-world use. The hydrogen applications selected for Lambert-St. Louis Airport include a hydrogen fueling station, back-up and auxiliary power systems, portable emergency power, light-duty vehicle applications, and a stand-alone system designed for public exposure to hydrogen technologies. Specifically, the selected back-up and auxiliary power systems will displace existing battery and diesel power systems with fuel cells. All hydrogen systems selected will comply with or exceed the existing safety codes and standards. The economic feasibility and environmental impacts of hydrogen applications at airport were studied. A marketing and educational plan was formulated to educate the airport staff and public and to alleviate any concerns regarding the introduction of hydrogen technologies at the airport. Consequently, increased safety and security, higher

    energy efficiency, reduction in pollution, and smaller impact during power interruptions achieved by using hydrogen technologies will benefit the airport.

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