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Method of production of pure hydrogen near room temperature from aluminum-based hydride materials

United States Patent

August 10, 2004
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Method of Production of Pure Hydrogen Near Room Temperature From Ultra High Capacity Hydride Materials
The present invention provides a cost-effective method of producing pure hydrogen gas from hydride-based solid materials. The hydride-based solid material is mechanically processed in the presence of a catalyst to obtain pure gaseous hydrogen. Unlike previous methods, hydrogen may be obtained from the solid material without heating, and without the addition of a solvent during processing. The described method of hydrogen production is useful for energy conversion and production technologies that consume pure gaseous hydrogen as a fuel.
Pecharsky; Vitalij K. (Ames, IA), Balema; Viktor P. (Ames, IA)
Iowa State University Research Foundation, Inc. (Ames, IA)
10/ 167,556
June 12, 2002
STATEMENT REGARDING FEDERALLY SPONSORED RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT This invention was made in part with Government support under Grant Number W-7405-ENG-82 awarded by the Department of Energy. The Government may have certain rights in this invention.