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Title: Hydrogen purification systems for PEM fuel cells

Abstract

A system for generating and purifying hydrogen. To generate hydrogen, the system includes inlets configured to receive a hydrogen carrier and an inert insulator, a mixing chamber configured to combine the hydrogen carrier and the inert insulator, a heat exchanger configured to apply heat to the mixture of hydrogen carrier and the inert insulator, wherein the applied heat results in the generation of hydrogen from the hydrogen carrier, and an outlet configured to release the generated hydrogen. To purify hydrogen, the system includes a primary inlet to receive a starting material and an ammonia filtration subassembly, which may include an absorption column configured to absorb the ammonia into water for providing purified hydrogen at a first purity level. The ammonia filtration subassembly may also include an adsorbent member configured to adsorb ammonia from the starting material into an adsorbent for providing purified hydrogen at a second purity level.

Inventors:
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Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Purdue Research Foundation, West Lafayette, IN (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1452901
Patent Number(s):
9,975,768
Application Number:
15/228,384
Assignee:
Purdue Research Foundation (West Lafayette, IN) GFO
DOE Contract Number:  
FG36-06GO86050
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 2016 Aug 04
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
08 HYDROGEN; 42 ENGINEERING

Citation Formats

Varma, Arvind, Hwang, Hyun Tae, and Al-Kukhun, Ahmad. Hydrogen purification systems for PEM fuel cells. United States: N. p., 2018. Web.
Varma, Arvind, Hwang, Hyun Tae, & Al-Kukhun, Ahmad. Hydrogen purification systems for PEM fuel cells. United States.
Varma, Arvind, Hwang, Hyun Tae, and Al-Kukhun, Ahmad. Tue . "Hydrogen purification systems for PEM fuel cells". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1452901.
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author = {Varma, Arvind and Hwang, Hyun Tae and Al-Kukhun, Ahmad},
abstractNote = {A system for generating and purifying hydrogen. To generate hydrogen, the system includes inlets configured to receive a hydrogen carrier and an inert insulator, a mixing chamber configured to combine the hydrogen carrier and the inert insulator, a heat exchanger configured to apply heat to the mixture of hydrogen carrier and the inert insulator, wherein the applied heat results in the generation of hydrogen from the hydrogen carrier, and an outlet configured to release the generated hydrogen. To purify hydrogen, the system includes a primary inlet to receive a starting material and an ammonia filtration subassembly, which may include an absorption column configured to absorb the ammonia into water for providing purified hydrogen at a first purity level. The ammonia filtration subassembly may also include an adsorbent member configured to adsorb ammonia from the starting material into an adsorbent for providing purified hydrogen at a second purity level.},
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journal = {},
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place = {United States},
year = {2018},
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