Encapsulated metal hydride and carbon particles in polymeric matrix- an approach to enhances hydrogen storage properties of metal hydrides
Desai, Fenil J.
AdvisorAsmatulu, Ramazan; Rahman, Muhammad M.
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Energy harvested from the sun can achieve the required residential and industrial energy demands. Thermal energy storage (TES) is a potential option for storing low-grade thermal energy for low- and medium-temperature applications, and it can fill the gap between energy supply and energy demand. In this thesis, Chapter- 1 discusses about Thermochemical Energy Storage System for Cooling and Process Heating Applications: A Review. A hydrogen-based economy has great potential for addressing the world’s environmental concerns by using hydrogen as its future energy source. Hydrogen can be stored in multiple ways, but among all solid-state hydrogen storage materials, metal hydrides have the highest density for hydrogen storage in order to meet storage demand. Chapter-2 discussed about A Critical Review on Improving Hydrogen Storage Properties of Metal Hydride via Nanostructuring and Integrating Carbon Particles. The nanoscale tailoring of metal hydrides with carbon materials is a promising strategy for the next generation of solid-state hydrogen storage systems for different industries. The nanostructured Metal Hydrides have gained attention to safely and effectively store hydrogen to use as an energy carrier. The metal-polymer composites is an effective approach to protect the metal hydrides from oxygen atoms and polymers also provides cyclic stability. Chapter-3 discusses about Study of the Encapsulated LaNi5 and Carbon Particles in Polymeric Matrix for Hydrogen Storage Application. The structure of LaNi5 was maintained while partial replacement of La by Ce to develop La0.6Ce0.4Ni5. The metal-polymer composites are an effective approach to protect the metal hydrides from oxygen atoms and polymers also provides cyclic stability. Chapter-4 discussed about Study of Encapsulated La0.6Ce0.4Ni5 and Carbon Particles in Polymeric Composite for Hydrogen Storage. The nanostructured Metal Hydrides have gained attention to safely and effectively store hydrogen to use as an energy carrier.
Thesis (Ph.D.)-- Wichita State University, College of Engineering, Department of Mechanical Engineering