The purpose of this document is to supply necessary information for safe handling
of hydrogen for lab and pilot scale applications of HARARE project. When
hydrogen is oxidized with oxygen, the only by-product is water vapor, making it
an ideal energy carrier and oxidizing agent for a green environmentally friendly
and sustainable economy. Hydrogen is however commonly viewed as a highly
dangerous substance because of past accidents that are frequently incorrectly
ascribed to the presence of hydrogen, e.g., the well know Hindenburg accident.
When handled safely, hydrogen poses no more, although some slightly different,
risks than natural gas, while some other fuels, like liquid petroleum gas (LPG /
commonly referred to as propane, although it is usually a variable mixture of
propane and butane), can in fact be more dangerous because they are heavier
than air and therefore easily concentrate and accumulate in basements,
enclosed spaces and even move into and along drains or sewers, creating
hazards in unexpected locations.
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