Hydrogen production from deliquescence of ammonia borane

Chang Chen Chou, Cheng Hong Liu, Bing-Hung Chen, Duu Jong Lee

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Chemical hydride is one of the most potential hydrogen storage materials which can effectively increase hydrogen storage capacity. To meet the new goal of U.S. department of energy (DoE), 4.5wt% and 5.5 wt% of gravimetric hydrogen density capacity by 2010 and 2015, respectively, ammonia borane (AB) is an attractive material due to high intrinsic hydrogen density (i.e. 19.6 wt%). Such a high intrinsic hydrogen density increases the possibility to apply to be the on-board power source of vehicle system, not only for 3C electric product. In this study, hydrogen evolution from hydrolysis of ammonia borane in limiting water conditions is studied. The solid composite of ammonia borane hydrogen fuel is synthesized with pulverized catalyst through the high energy ball milling process. Various parameters such as the amount of water dosage, temperature, loading of catalysts, on hydrogen production characteristics will be discussed. Kinetic behavior of the hydrolysis reaction in such limiting water supply conditions will also be investigated. Based on experimental outcomes, optimal conditions on hydrogen production from this hydrogen storage system will be proposed.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication11AIChE - 2011 AIChE Annual Meeting, Conference Proceedings
Publication statusPublished - 2011
Event2011 AIChE Annual Meeting, 11AIChE - Minneapolis, MN, United States
Duration: 2011 Oct 162011 Oct 21


Other2011 AIChE Annual Meeting, 11AIChE
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityMinneapolis, MN

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Chemical Engineering(all)


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