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