Hydrogen generation from hydrolysis of sodium borohydride using Ni-Ru 2 nanocomposite as catalysts

Cheng Hong Liu, Bing-Hung Chen, Chan Li Hsueh, Jie Ren Ku, Ming Shan Jeng, Fanghei Tsau

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Magnetic Ni-Ru/50WX8 catalysts are synthesized with combined methods of conventional 10 chemical reduction method and electroless deposition. Catalysts can be easily recycled with 11 magnets owing to their intrinsic ferromagnetism. Thus, it is convenient to separate catalysts from 12 spent NaBH4 solution for further recycling. Effect of temperature on catalyst performance is less 13 significant at higher temperature, which is beneficial to devices without good regulations on 14 temperature. A rate of hydrogen evolution as high as 150 ml min-1 g-1 could be reached at 25°C, 15 which, equivalently, can generate 15 W of power through a PEMFC. Different variables that affect 16 the rate of hydrogen production are investigated. Activation energy of hydrogen generation using 17 such catalysts is estimated at about 52.73 kJ mol-1.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAIChE100 - 2008 AIChE Annual Meeting, Conference Proceedings
Publication statusPublished - 2008 Dec 1
Event2008 AIChE Annual Meeting, AIChE 100 - Philadelphia, PA, United States
Duration: 2008 Nov 162008 Nov 21

Publication series

NameAIChE Annual Meeting, Conference Proceedings


Other2008 AIChE Annual Meeting, AIChE 100
CountryUnited States
CityPhiladelphia, PA

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Chemical Engineering(all)
  • Chemistry(all)

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