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Energies 2012, 5(9), 3691-3700;

A Revisit to the Hydrogen Desorption/Absorption Behaviors of LiAlH4/LiBH4: Effects of Catalysts

The Petroleum and Petrochemical College, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok 10330, Thailand
Center of Excellence for Petrochemical and Materials Technology, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok 10330, Thailand
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Received: 31 July 2012 / Revised: 5 September 2012 / Accepted: 19 September 2012 / Published: 21 September 2012
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Hydrogen Energy and Fuel Cells)
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The hydrogen desorption/absorption behaviors of LiAlH4/LiBH4 with a focus on the effects of catalysts, namely TiCl3, TiO2, VCl3, and ZrCl4, were investigated using a thermal-volumetric apparatus. The hydrogen desorption was performed from room temperature to 300 °C with a heating rate of 2 °C min−1. The LiAlH4–LiBH4 mixture with a molar ratio of 2:1 decomposed between 100 and 220 °C, and the hydrogen desorption capacity reached up to 6.6 wt %. Doping 1 mol % of a catalyst to the mixture resulted in the two-step decomposition and a decrease in the hydrogen desorption temperature. All the doped samples provided lower amountz of desorbed hydrogen than that obtained from the undoped one. No hydrogen absorption was observed under 8.5 MPa of hydrogen pressure and 300 °C for 6 h. Despite the fact each of the catalysts may affect the hydrogen storage behaviors of the mixture differently, none resulted in a change in the sample reversibility. View Full-Text
Keywords: LiAlH4; LiBH4; hydrogen storage LiAlH4; LiBH4; hydrogen storage

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Sridechprasat, P.; Phuirot, L.; Rangsunvigit, P.; Kitiyanan, B.; Kulprathipanja, S. A Revisit to the Hydrogen Desorption/Absorption Behaviors of LiAlH4/LiBH4: Effects of Catalysts. Energies 2012, 5, 3691-3700.

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