Accession Number : ADA329747

Title :   Chemical Hydride Hydrogen Sources for Small Fuel Cells.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. 1 Feb-30 Aug 97,

Corporate Author : MAGNIC INTERNATIONAL INC DURHAM NC

Personal Author(s) : Serebrennikov, Valentin A. ; Cleland, John G. ; Damle, Ashok S. ; Turner, M. W.

PDF Url : ADA329747

Report Date : 30 SEP 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 26

Abstract : This report details and investigation into the feasibility of thermal decomposition (non-hydrolytic) of aluminum hydride (AlH3) for hydrogen production. A unique new process, referred to as the self-sustaining (SS) reaction, was developed, along with a prototype generator and cartridges of AlH3 for use in the generator. Tests performed indicate repeatable, rapid hydrogen production and a safe reaction. Issues of controllability are addressed for future work.

Descriptors :   *FUEL CELLS, HYDRIDES, ALUMINUM COMPOUNDS, HYDROGEN, HYDROLYSIS.

Subject Categories : Electrochemical Energy Storage

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE