Accession Number : ADA325456
Title : Portable Hydrogen Power Pack.
Descriptive Note : Final rept. 10 Aug 96-9 Apr 97,
Corporate Author : MAGNIC INTERNATIONAL INC DURHAM NC
Personal Author(s) : Serebrennicov, Valentin
PDF Url : ADA325456
Report Date : MAY 1997
Pagination or Media Count : 25
Abstract : An investigation of hydrogen production from the hydrolysis of sodium aluminum hydride (NaAlH4) was performed. The investigation includes the construction of a hydrogen generator which features fast response to hydrogen demand. A procedure is presented for the formation of stable NaAlH4 for storage and transportation. The energy available from the hydride is examined in view of the required power output of a 50% efficient fuel cell. The chosen hydride is compared to other hydrides in terms of suitability for Army field use. A commercially available generator using calcium hydride is compared to this unit.
Descriptors : *PORTABLE EQUIPMENT, *HYDROGEN, *ENERGY CONVERSION, *POWER SUPPLIES, *EXOTHERMIC REACTIONS, HYDRIDES, ALUMINUM COMPOUNDS, EFFICIENCY, HIGH ENERGY, HIGH DENSITY, SAFETY, STORAGE, GENERATORS, HYDROLYSIS, FUEL CELLS, SODIUM COMPOUNDS, CALCIUM HYDRIDES.
Subject Categories : Industrial Chemistry and Chemical Processing
Electric Power Production and Distribution
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE