The attractiveness of ammonia borane to generate hydrogen for PEM fuel cell vehicles

Ahmad Al-Kukhun, Hyun Tae Hwang, Arvind Varma

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Abstract

Current promising methods to release hydrogen from Ammonia Borane (NH 3BH 3, AB; 19.6 wt% H 2) including neat thermolysis, thermolysis in ionic liquid bmimCl with or without proton sponge, thermolysis with nano-BN and hydrothermolysis, were investigated for hydrogen yield and ammonia formation. It was found that even trace moisture influences AB dehydrogenation significantly. The hydrothermolysis (13.5 wt% H 2, 1 mol% NH 3) at 85°C and thermolysis in bmimCl with 3 wt% moisture at 110o°C (13 wt% H 2, 0.2 mol% NH 3) methods were found to be the most promising. This study demonstrates that AB dehydrogenation is an attractive approach to generate hydrogen for PEM fuel cell vehicle applications.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication11AIChE - 2011 AIChE Annual Meeting, Conference Proceedings
StatePublished - 2011
Event2011 AIChE Annual Meeting, 11AIChE - Minneapolis, MN, United States
Duration: Oct 16 2011Oct 21 2011

Publication series

Name11AIChE - 2011 AIChE Annual Meeting, Conference Proceedings

Conference

Conference2011 AIChE Annual Meeting, 11AIChE
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityMinneapolis, MN
Period10/16/1110/21/11

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemical Engineering (all)

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