Atmospheric Integrated Research at University of California, Irvine

Prather article on hydrogen economy

Date: 
Mon, 08/10/2020

AirUCI faculty Michael Prather is co-author of an article published August 10th on Gizmodo regarding the move to integrate hydrogen as a leading energy source.  There are concerns about the impact of hydrogen that is leaked into the atmosphere on hydroxyl radicals, which act as cleansing agents in the atmosphere by neutralizing other airborne chemicals, such as methane, that cause global warming.  Mike is urging further study of the impacts of additional hydrogen use, which is expanding as an energy source world wide.  Read the article