Doctoral Dissertations


Mathew Thomas


"Energy use around the world is rising drastically. Fossil fuels, including liquid fuels, natural gas, and coal, are expected to supply 80% of the world's energy need in 2035. As a result, the world's energy-related carbon dioxide emission is expected to increase from 30.2 billion metric tons in 2008 to 43.2 billion metric tons in 2035. Significant steps are necessary to reduce the dependence on fossil fuel and to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Renewable and alternative energy technologies can assist in reducing the use of fossil fuels and can reduce greenhouse gas emissions. However, most of the renewable energy technologies currently available are in their rudimentary stages and have not been widely deployed around the world.

This dissertation examines the deployment of the alternative technologies for real world applications. It discusses the use of alternative energy technologies such as hydrogen fuel cells, solar panels, wind turbines, biogas production, and waste-to-energy conversion for real-world applications. Specifically, it analyzes the steps necessary for the deployment of alternative energy technologies, its feasibility, and the lessons learned from different projects. Subsequently, use of these technologies will lead to energy security, higher energy efficiency, and lower greenhouse gas emissions"--Abstract, page iv.


Corns, Steven
Grasman, Scott E. (Scott Erwin)

Committee Member(s)

Qin, Ruwen
Sheffield, John W.
Grantham Lough, Katie, 1979-


Engineering Management and Systems Engineering

Degree Name

Ph. D. in Engineering Management


Missouri. Department of Transportation
National University Transportation Center
United States. Army. Corps of Engineers. Construction Engineering Research Laboratory


Funded by the United States Army Corps of Engineers Construction Engineering Research Laboratory, contract no. W9132T-ll-C-0008


Missouri University of Science and Technology

Publication Date

Summer 2012

Journal article titles appearing in thesis/dissertation

  • Design layout of hydrogen research and development garage
  • Strategies for stationary and portable fuel cell markets
  • Hydrogen design case studies
  • Hydrogen safety
  • A framework of cost-effectiveness analysis for alternative energy strategies
  • Analysis of energy consumption at scalable contingency basing
  • Combined heat, hydrogen, and power system for a university campus using local resources


xv, 203 pages

Note about bibliography

Includes bibliographical references.


© 2012 Mathew Thomas, All rights reserved.

Document Type

Dissertation - Open Access

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Subject Headings

Energy development
Hydrogen as fuel -- Safety measures
Hydrogen as fuel
Power resources
Renewable energy sources
Sustainable development

Thesis Number

T 10037

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