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PHYSIOCHEMICAL PATHWAY TO REVERSIBLE HYDROGEN STORAGE

United States Patent Application

20090142258
A1
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In one embodiment of the present disclosure, a process for cyclic dehydrogenation and rehydrogenation of hydrogen storage materials is provided. The process includes liberating hydrogen from a hydrogen storage material comprising hydrogen atoms chemically bonded to one or more elements to form a dehydrogenated material and contacting the dehydrogenated material with a solvent in the presence of hydrogen gas such that the solvent forms a reversible complex with rehydrogenated product of the dehydrogenated material wherein the dehydrogenated material is rehydrogenated to form a solid material containing hydrogen atoms chemically bonded to one or more elements.
Ritter, James A. (Lexington, SC), Ebner, Armin D. (Lexington, SC), Wang, Jun (West Columbia, SC), Wang, Tao (Erie, PA), Holland, Charles E. (Cayce, SC)
University of South Carolina (Columbia SC)
11/ 993,036
June 20, 2006
STATEMENT AS TO RIGHTS TO INVENTIONS MADE UNDER FEDERALLY SPONSORED RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT [0002] This invention was made with Government support under Contract No. DE-FC36-04GO14232 awarded by the United States Department of Energy. The Government has certain rights in the invention.