Effect of dopants in the hydrogen kinetics and storage capacities of metal hydrides

Mohammed M. Ghouri, Phani G.K. Dathara, Daniela S. Mainardi

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Among the major problems in making the hydrogen-powered fuel cell vehicles feasible in practice is the on-board storage system for hydrogen. The DOE has set target system energy densities at value of 6.5 wt % and 62 kg H2/cu m by 2010. The effect of dopants, such as carbon and titanium, in the hydrogen storage kinetics of hydrides such as alanates and borates at an atomic level using theoretical/computational methods was studied. The role of dopants in desorption kinetics of these hydrides was characterized. The effect of dopants on the metal-hydrogen bonding nature was examined using the total and the partial electronic density of states and the electronic charge distributions before and after doping. This is an abstract of a paper presented at the AIChE Spring National Meeting (Houston, TX 4/22-27/2007).

Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2007
Event2007 AIChE Spring National Meeting - Houston, TX, United States
Duration: 22 Apr 200727 Apr 2007


Other2007 AIChE Spring National Meeting
CountryUnited States
CityHouston, TX


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biotechnology
  • Chemical Engineering(all)
  • Bioengineering
  • Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality

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Ghouri, M. M., Dathara, P. G. K., & Mainardi, D. S. (2007). Effect of dopants in the hydrogen kinetics and storage capacities of metal hydrides. Paper presented at 2007 AIChE Spring National Meeting, Houston, TX, United States.