The activation of Mg2Ni for initial hydrogen uptake by treatment with water vapor
Abbreviated Journal Title
Int. J. Hydrog. Energy
Chemistry, Physical; Electrochemistry; Energy & Fuels
The alloy, Mg2Ni, is a good candidate for the storage of hydrogen. One problem associated with the use of this alloy for hydrogen storage is the difficulty of its activation for initial hydrogen uptake. A great deal of research has been done in this area. However, the resulting methods require hazardous conditions and reagents and/or prohibitively long periods of time. It has been found in this laboratory that water vapor can be used to activate Mg2Ni for hydrogen uptake in as little as 1 h at ambient temperature and pressure. This finding is particularly interesting considering the long-held view of water acting as a poison in metallic hydrogen storage systems. (C) 1999 International Association for Hydrogen Energy. Published by Elsevier Science Ltd. All rights reserved.
International Journal of Hydrogen Energy
"The activation of Mg2Ni for initial hydrogen uptake by treatment with water vapor" (1999). Faculty Bibliography 1990s. 2666.