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Conversion of Steel Mill's Surface Waste into Zero Valent Iron (ZVI) Nanoparticles for Hydrogen Generation for PEMFCs
 

Summary: Conversion of Steel Mill's Surface Waste into Zero Valent Iron
(ZVI) Nanoparticles for Hydrogen Generation for PEMFCs
Sathees Kumar Kesavan* and Abdul-Majeed Azad
Department of Chemical and Environmental Engineering
The University of Toledo, Toledo, OH 43606-3390.
skesavan@eng.utoledo.edu, aazad@eng.utoledo.edu
The proton exchange membrane fuel cells (PEMFCs) are the most
preferred and efficient energy conversion devices for automotive
applications. PEMFCs demand high purity hydrogen which comes at
a premium price. The currently pursued modes of hydrogen
generation include autothermal and/ or steam reforming of fossil
fuels, photocatalysis and high temperature electrocatalysis of water
and, sulfur-iodine cycle in a nuclear reactor. These and many other
techniques under development, suffer from issues such as, low
efficiency, commercial non-viability on large scale, high cost and,
environmental non-benignity. An economically viable and
environmental friendly method of generating high purity hydrogen is
by the reaction of certain metals with steam, called metal-steam
reforming (MSR, 3M+4H2OM3O4+4H2). From the standpoint of
favorable thermodynamics, environmental greenness, and attractive

  

Source: Azad, Abdul-Majeed - Department of Chemical and Environmental Engineering, University of Toledo

 

Collections: Materials Science; Energy Storage, Conversion and Utilization