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Hydrolysis reactor for hydrogen production

United States Patent

December 4, 2012
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In accordance with certain embodiments of the present disclosure, a method for hydrolysis of a chemical hydride is provided. The method includes adding a chemical hydride to a reaction chamber and exposing the chemical hydride in the reaction chamber to a temperature of at least about C. in the presence of water and in the absence of an acid or a heterogeneous catalyst, wherein the chemical hydride undergoes hydrolysis to form hydrogen gas and a byproduct material.
Davis; Thomas A. (El Paso, TX), Matthews; Michael A. (Columbia, SC)
University of South Carolina (Columbia, SC)
12/ 874,769
September 2, 2010
FEDERALLY SPONSORED RESEARCH This invention was made with government support under DE-FC36-04GO-14232 awarded by the Department of Energy. The government retains certain rights in the invention.