The Effect of Magnetic Field on Thermal-Reaction Kinetics of a Paramagnetic Metal Hydride Storage Bed
AbstractA safe and efficient method for storing hydrogen is solid state storage through a chemical reaction in metal hydrides. A good amount of research has been conducted on hydrogenation properties of metal hydrides and possible methods to improve them. Background research shows that heat transfer is one of the reaction rate controlling parameters in a metal hydride hydrogen storage system. Considering that some very well-known hydrides like lanthanum nickel (LaNi5) and magnesium hydride (MgH2) are paramagnetic materials, the effect of an external magnetic field on heat conduction and reaction kinetics in a metal hydride storage system with such materials needs to be studied. In the current paper, hydrogenation properties of lanthanum nickel under magnetism were studied. The properties which were under consideration include reaction kinetics, hydrogen absorption capacity, and hydrogenation time. Experimentation has proven the positive effect of applying magnetic fields on the heat conduction, reaction kinetics, and hydrogenation time of a lanthanum nickel bed. However, magnetism did not increase the hydrogenation capacity of lanthanum nickel, which is evidence to prove that elevated hydrogenation characteristics result from enhanced heat transfer in the bed. View Full-Text
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Shafiee, S.; McCay, M.H.; Kuravi, S. The Effect of Magnetic Field on Thermal-Reaction Kinetics of a Paramagnetic Metal Hydride Storage Bed. Appl. Sci. 2017, 7, 1006.
Shafiee S, McCay MH, Kuravi S. The Effect of Magnetic Field on Thermal-Reaction Kinetics of a Paramagnetic Metal Hydride Storage Bed. Applied Sciences. 2017; 7(10):1006.Chicago/Turabian Style
Shafiee, Shahin; McCay, Mary H.; Kuravi, Sarada. 2017. "The Effect of Magnetic Field on Thermal-Reaction Kinetics of a Paramagnetic Metal Hydride Storage Bed." Appl. Sci. 7, no. 10: 1006.
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