Studying the properties of polymeric composites of metal hydrides and carbon particles for hydrogen storage
Desai, F. J., Uddin, M. N., Rahman, M., & Asmatulu, R. (2021). Studying the properties of polymeric composites of metal hydrides and carbon particles for hydrogen storage. Journal of Management & Engineering Integration, 14(1), 119-127.
Metal hydrides are promising hydrogen storage materials widely studied and accepted by many authorities, but still, it has not reached the set goal. In this work, polymer-based carbon particles along with metal hydride materials are proposed as a storage medium for hydrogen. Metal hydride particles were integrated into a polymeric matrix with carbon particles to improve the thermal stability and hydrogen storage capacity. Some physical properties, morphological effects, and thermal conductivity values of the polymeric composite were investigated using X-ray diffraction (XRD), Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy (FTIR), and scanning electron microscopy (SEM). The test results indicated that metal hydrides and carbon particles were well integrated into the polymeric structure, which could drastically affect the hydrogen storage capacity of the polymeric composites for applications in the transportation industry.