One of the main problems of using hydrogen as an automotive fuel is that of economic and convenient storage in the vehicle. There are three basic methods for storing hydrogen (1) as a compressed liquid, (2) as a liquid and, (3) as a chemical compound eg a hydride. Energy equivalent comparisons show that hydrogen storage as hydrides offer a chemical means of storing hydrogen at high densities without safety problems of high pressure or temperature. Of the hydrides studied, magnesium hydride, hydrides of certain iron-titanium alloys, lanthanum-nickel hydrides and complex aluminohydrides appear to be the most promising. (TRRL)

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    Mechanical Engineering Publications Limited

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  • Authors:
    • LUCAS, G G
    • Richards, W L
  • Publication Date: 1980-6-7

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 14-16
  • Serial:
    • Volume: 5
    • Issue Number: 3
    • Publisher: Institution of Mechanical Engineers
    • ISSN: 0307-6490

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00324676
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • Report/Paper Numbers: HS-030 082
  • Files: HSL, ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 16 1983 12:00AM