HYDROGEN STORAGE VIA METAL HYDRIDES FOR UTILITY AND AUTOMOTIVE ENERGY STORAGE APPLICATIONS

Brookhaven National Laboratory is currently supported by ERDA to develop the technology and techniques for storing hydrogen via metal hydrides. Hydrogen is able to react with a wide variety of metal and metal alloy materials to form hydride compounds of hydrogen and metals. These compounds differ in stability--some are relatively unstable and can be readily formed and decomposed at low temperatures. The use of these systems for hydrogen storage involves the design of heat exchanger and mass transfer systems, i.e., removal of heat during the charging reaction and addition of heat during the discharge reaction. The most notable example of a metal hydride material is iron titanium which shows promise of being economical for a number of near term hydrogen storage applications. Recent work and progress on the development of metal hydrides for hydrogen storage connected with utility energy storage applications and natural gas supplementation are discussed and electric-to-electric storage system is described in some detail. A system of energy storage involving the electrolysis of hydrochloric acid is described which would utilize metal hydrides to store the hydrogen. In addition, the use of metal hydrides for hydrogen storage in automotive systems is described. (ERA citation 02:021933)

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • 26. Canadian Society of Chemical Engineers conference, Toronto, Canada, 4 Oct 1976.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Brookhaven National Laboratory

    Associated Universities, Incorporated
    Upton, NY  USA  11973

    Energy Research and Development Administration

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    Washington, DC  USA  20590
  • Authors:
    • Salzano, F J
    • Braun, C
    • Beaufrere, A
    • Srinivasan, S
    • Strickland, G
  • Publication Date: 1976-8

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  • Pagination: 54 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00158564
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: CONF-761044-1
  • Contract Numbers: E(30-1)-16
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 31 1978 12:00AM