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Title: Hydrogen generation systems and methods utilizing sodium silicide and sodium silica gel materials

Abstract

Systems, devices, and methods combine thermally stable reactant materials and aqueous solutions to generate hydrogen and a non-toxic liquid by-product. The reactant materials can sodium silicide or sodium silica gel. The hydrogen generation devices are used in fuels cells and other industrial applications. One system combines cooling, pumping, water storage, and other devices to sense and control reactions between reactant materials and aqueous solutions to generate hydrogen. Springs and other pressurization mechanisms pressurize and deliver an aqueous solution to the reaction. A check valve and other pressure regulation mechanisms regulate the pressure of the aqueous solution delivered to the reactant fuel material in the reactor based upon characteristics of the pressurization mechanisms and can regulate the pressure of the delivered aqueous solution as a steady decay associated with the pressurization force. The pressure regulation mechanism can also prevent hydrogen gas from deflecting the pressure regulation mechanism.

Inventors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Intelligent Energy Limited, Loughborough, GB (England)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1414413
Patent Number(s):
9,845,239
Application Number:
14/789,880
Assignee:
Intelligent Energy Limited (Loughborough, GB) GFO
DOE Contract Number:
FG36-08GO88108
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 2015 Jul 01
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
08 HYDROGEN; 36 MATERIALS SCIENCE

Citation Formats

Wallace, Andrew P., Melack, John M., and Lefenfeld, Michael. Hydrogen generation systems and methods utilizing sodium silicide and sodium silica gel materials. United States: N. p., 2017. Web.
Wallace, Andrew P., Melack, John M., & Lefenfeld, Michael. Hydrogen generation systems and methods utilizing sodium silicide and sodium silica gel materials. United States.
Wallace, Andrew P., Melack, John M., and Lefenfeld, Michael. Tue . "Hydrogen generation systems and methods utilizing sodium silicide and sodium silica gel materials". United States. doi:. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1414413.
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abstractNote = {Systems, devices, and methods combine thermally stable reactant materials and aqueous solutions to generate hydrogen and a non-toxic liquid by-product. The reactant materials can sodium silicide or sodium silica gel. The hydrogen generation devices are used in fuels cells and other industrial applications. One system combines cooling, pumping, water storage, and other devices to sense and control reactions between reactant materials and aqueous solutions to generate hydrogen. Springs and other pressurization mechanisms pressurize and deliver an aqueous solution to the reaction. A check valve and other pressure regulation mechanisms regulate the pressure of the aqueous solution delivered to the reactant fuel material in the reactor based upon characteristics of the pressurization mechanisms and can regulate the pressure of the delivered aqueous solution as a steady decay associated with the pressurization force. The pressure regulation mechanism can also prevent hydrogen gas from deflecting the pressure regulation mechanism.},
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year = {Tue Dec 19 00:00:00 EST 2017},
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