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Title: Hydrogen storage and integrated fuel cell assembly

Abstract

Hydrogen is stored in materials that absorb and desorb hydrogen with temperature dependent rates. A housing is provided that allows for the storage of one or more types of hydrogen-storage materials in close thermal proximity to a fuel cell stack. This arrangement, which includes alternating fuel cell stack and hydrogen-storage units, allows for close thermal matching of the hydrogen storage material and the fuel cell stack. Also, the present invention allows for tailoring of the hydrogen delivery by mixing different materials in one unit. Thermal insulation alternatively allows for a highly efficient unit. Individual power modules including one fuel cell stack surrounded by a pair of hydrogen-storage units allows for distribution of power throughout a vehicle or other electric power consuming devices.

Inventors:
 [1]
  1. (Fremont, CA)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Sandia National Laboratories
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1013805
Patent Number(s):
7,781,109
Application Number:
10/934,340
Assignee:
Sandia National Laboratories NNSASC
DOE Contract Number:  
AC04-94AL85000
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English

Citation Formats

Gross, Karl J. Hydrogen storage and integrated fuel cell assembly. United States: N. p., 2010. Web.
Gross, Karl J. Hydrogen storage and integrated fuel cell assembly. United States.
Gross, Karl J. Tue . "Hydrogen storage and integrated fuel cell assembly". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1013805.
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abstractNote = {Hydrogen is stored in materials that absorb and desorb hydrogen with temperature dependent rates. A housing is provided that allows for the storage of one or more types of hydrogen-storage materials in close thermal proximity to a fuel cell stack. This arrangement, which includes alternating fuel cell stack and hydrogen-storage units, allows for close thermal matching of the hydrogen storage material and the fuel cell stack. Also, the present invention allows for tailoring of the hydrogen delivery by mixing different materials in one unit. Thermal insulation alternatively allows for a highly efficient unit. Individual power modules including one fuel cell stack surrounded by a pair of hydrogen-storage units allows for distribution of power throughout a vehicle or other electric power consuming devices.},
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year = {Tue Aug 24 00:00:00 EDT 2010},
month = {Tue Aug 24 00:00:00 EDT 2010}
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