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

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2004-08-10
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Pecharsky, Vitalij
Balema, Viktor
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Iowa State University Research Foundation, Inc.
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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.

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