Combined Hydrogen Generation from Al/NiCl2 Powder and Alkaline NaBH4 Solution for Portable Fuel Cell

Combined Hydrogen Generation from Al/NiCl2 Powder and Alkaline NaBH4 Solution for Portable Fuel Cell

Yan Ling An Chao Li Bin Hong Tang Xia Xiao Tian Zhe Zhang Hu Wei Xing Lei Tang Mei Qiang Fan

Department of Materials Science and Engineering, China JiLiang University, Hangzhou 310018, P R China

Corresponding Author Email: 
fanmeiqiang@126.com
Page: 
9-12
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DOI: 
https://doi.org/10.14447/jnmes.v16i1.34
Received: 
29 June 2012
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Accepted: 
10 September 2012
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Published: 
18 September 2012
| Citation
Abstract: 

Hydrolysis of Al and NaBH4 for hydrogen generation has obtained considerable attention as a portable hydrogen source system. In this paper, we report a new combined hydrogen generation from Al powder and alkaline NaBH4 solution activated by NiCl2 additive. The system is characterized as the followed features: the interaction of Al/NaBH4 hydrolysis, catalytic effect of Ni2B for Al and NaBH4, Al hydrolysis stimulated by NaOH solution. The effects which affect the hydrogen generation performance of the system were studied. The results showed that a favorable combination of high hydrogen yield and high hydrogen generation rate might be obtained via the optimized composition design. Therefore, the system may be developed as a portable hydrogen source system.

Keywords: 

Hydrogen generation, Al/NaBH4 system, catalytic effect, NiCl2 additive

1. Introduction
2. Experimental
3. Results and Discussion
4. Conclusion
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