Masters Theses


Aanchal Shah

Keywords and Phrases

Cascading analysis; Hydrogen fueling stations; Well-to-wheel environmental analysis


"Interest towards the hydrogen fuel technology is increasing but its potential benefits will not be felt until hydrogen vehicles and the fueling infrastructure captures a substantial market share. Though there has been a rapid progress in the hydrogen fuel cell technology, a major challenge to the commercialization of fuel cell vehicles is the lack of hydrogen fueling infrastructure. The development of a commercial hydrogen fueling station is a challenge due to its high initial cost and safety concerns. Residential fueling stations provide an innovative solution to this issue since they also produce electricity and heat for the residential buildings in addition to low volume fueling methods. Residential fueling is attractive since it provides a convenient and secure method to refuel for the consumers. Application of solar energy to power residential buildings as a methodology to achieve energy savings has been discussed. The thesis consists of two papers describing the residential hydrogen fueling station design. The first paper presents the conceptual design of a residential hydrogen fueling station for a single family at Wallingford, Connecticut. The concept utilizes solar photovoltaic panels to power electrolyzer for generating hydrogen, and cater to 95% of home's electricity needs. The second paper discusses the integration of solar energy with a residential building to power a Fuel Cell Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle (FC-PHEV) at E³ Commons, Rolla"--Abstract, page iv.


Sheffield, John W.


Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Degree Name

M.S. in Mechanical Engineering


Missouri University of Science and Technology

Publication Date

Fall 2011


ix, 65 pages

Geographic Coverage

United States


© 2011 Aanchal Shah, All rights reserved.

Document Type

Thesis - Open Access

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Subject Headings

Hydrogen as fuel -- Economic aspects -- United States
Power resources -- Research -- United States

Thesis Number

T 9945

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