Applied Physics A

, Volume 72, Issue 5, pp 619–623 | Cite as

Hydrogen storage using physisorption – materials demands

  • M.G. Nijkamp
  • J.E.M.J. Raaymakers
  • A.J. van Dillen
  • K.P. de Jong
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Abstract.

A survey is presented of the storage capacities of a large number of different adsorbents for hydrogen at 77 K and 1 bar. Results are evaluated to examine the feasibility and perspectives of transportable and reversible storage systems based on physisorption of hydrogen on adsorbents. It is concluded that microporousadsorbents, e.g. zeolites and activated carbons, display appreciable sorption capacities. Based on their micropore volume (∼1 ml/g) carbon-based sorbents display the largest adsorption, viz. 238 ml (STP)/g, at the prevailing conditions. Optimization of sorbent and adsorption conditions is expected to lead to adsorption of ∼560 ml (STP)/g, close to targets set for mobile applications.

PACS: 68.43.-h; 81.05.Uw; 82.75.-Z; 61.43.Er 

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© Springer-Verlag 2001

Authors and Affiliations

  • M.G. Nijkamp
    • 1
  • J.E.M.J. Raaymakers
    • 1
  • A.J. van Dillen
    • 1
  • K.P. de Jong
    • 1
  1. 1.Inorganic Chemistry and Catalysis, Debye Institute, Utrecht University, P.O. Box 80083, 3508 TB Utrecht, The NetherlandsNL

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