A new method for the characterization of hydrides hydrogen tanks dedicated to automotive applications

In recent years, hydrogen has emerged as one of the best candidates in the field of renewable energy. Hydrogen storage in solid form has created new areas of application. Knowing the thermodynamic parameters of intermetallic compounds featuring stable hydrides is of great importance when using these hydrides in energy sources such as fuel cell generators for embedded or stationary applications. In this work, a new experimental method is described for measuring the hydrogen absorption/desorption characteristics of hydrogen storage material. This method is able to determine the Pressure-Composition-Temperature isotherm of a scale 1 hydride tank used in a fuel cell vehicle. This kind of characterization is useful for optimizing energy management between two vehicle powertrain components: the fuel cell stack and the hydride storage unit.

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  • Authors:
    • CHABANE, Djafar
    • HAREL, Fabien
    • DJERDIR, Abdesslem
    • CANDUSSO, Denis
    • ELKEDIM, Omar
    • FENINECHE, Nouredine
  • Publication Date: 2016


  • English

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  • Accession Number: 01629333
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Institut Francais des Sciences et Technologies des Transports, de l'Amenagement et des Reseaux (IFSTTAR)
  • Contract Numbers: Projet OenVHy : Optimisation énergétique d'un V�
  • Files: ITRD
  • Created Date: Mar 17 2017 10:36AM