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Process and Composition for Controlling Foaming in Bulk Hydrogen Storage and Releasing Materials

United States Patent Application

20090302269
A1
View the Complete Application at the US Patent & Trademark Office
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New methods and compositions are disclosed that minimize foaming in hydrogen-releasing materials. Foaming can be minimized during release of hydrogen in composites that include structured forms such as wafers and discs. Change tolerances of from 0% to 25% in solid products described show promise for next-generation fuel elements and devices.
Choi, Daiwon (Richland, WA), Karkamkar, Abhijeet J. (Richland, WA), Autrey, S. Thomas (West Richland, WA), Aardahl, Christopher L. (Richland, WA)
BATTELLE MEMORIAL INSTITUTE (Richland WA)
12/ 477,040
June 2, 2009
STATEMENT OF GOVERNMENT SUPPORT [0002] This invention was made with Government support under Contract DE-AC0576RLO-1830 awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy. The Government has certain rights in the invention.