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Two step novel hydrogen system using additives to enhance hydrogen release from the hydrolysis of alane and activated aluminum

United States Patent

December 1, 2015
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A system for the generation of hydrogen for use in portable power systems is set forth utilizing a two-step process that involves the thermal decomposition of AlH.sub.3 (10 wt % H.sub.2) followed by the hydrolysis of the activated aluminum (Al*) byproduct to release additional H.sub.2. Additionally, a process in which water is added directly without prior history to the AlH.sub.3:PA composite is also disclosed.
Zidan; Ragaiy (Aiken, SC), Teprovich; Joseph A (Aiken, SC), Motyka; Theodore (Aiken, SC)
14/ 095,033
December 3, 2013
STATEMENT AS TO RIGHTS TO INVENTIONS MADE UNDER FEDERALLY SPONSORED RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT This invention was made with Government support under Contract No. DE-AC09-08SR22470 awarded by the United States Department of Energy. The Government has certain rights in the invention.