Two-Stage Hydrogen Compression Using Zr-Based Metal Hydrides
Zr-based AB2-Laves phase type alloys containing the same type of A and B metals, have been prepared from pure elements by melting and subsequent re-melting under argon atmosphere by using a HF-induction levitation furnace. Characterization of the alloys has resulted from powder X-Ray Diffraction (XRD) measurements and SEM/EDX analyses. Systematic PCI (Pressure-Composition-Isotherms) measurements have been recorded at 20 and 90 °C, using a high-pressure Sievert's type apparatus. The purpose of this study is to find a series of alloys promptly forming metal hydrides (MH) with suitable properties in order to build a MH-based hydrogen compressor, working in the same way between 20 and ~100 °C.
Yuriy Verbovytskyy and António Pereira Gonçalves
E. D. Koultoukis et al., "Two-Stage Hydrogen Compression Using Zr-Based Metal Hydrides", Solid State Phenomena, Vol. 194, pp. 249-253, 2013