Elif Keskin, B. Filiz, S. K. Depren
Nov 1, 2018
International Journal of Hydrogen Energy
Abstract The perspective of this study describes a new concept for ammonia borane (NH3BH3, AB) in the form of pellet composited with Co B catalyst to use as a hydrogen storage medium. For the purpose of this, hydrogen storage capacity and physical-chemical properties of composite pellet are examined and tested to investigate effects of specified environmental conditions by exposing pellets in temperature from 22 °C to 80 °C in a long period of time (1 day–4 months). A statistical strategy is provided to detail the investigation for significant differences between holding conditions and their interactions. These results suggest that the changing in holding time is more important than the temperature. The general point of view, there is no change in hydrogen storage properties when the composite pellets held at low temperature about 22 °C for 3 months, and the same trend is also preserved when the composites are kept at the higher temperature for a week. It is concluded that the composite pellets shown performance at hydrogen storage with easy handling and controlled hydrogen generation for on-board energy applications.