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Research Paper | Mechanical Engineering | India | Volume 6 Issue 12, December 2017
Use of Magnesium Hydride as Hydrogen Storage Material for Running Cars
Abstract: The major energy source today are fossil fuels. But the over-consumption of these fossil fuels is leading to serious environmental issues. When fossil fuels are burnt they release carbon dioxide, sulphur dioxide, carbon monoxide etc. and have severe consequences on habitats. As they are non-renewable sources of energy they are depleting at a rapid rate and their sources are limited, therefore there is a supreme need of alternate fuel which is sustainable. Hydrogen is an alternative fuel that can be produced from various domestic resources and is abundant in our environment. It's stored in water (H2O), hydrocarbons (such as methane, CH4), and other organic matter. One of the challenges of using hydrogen as a fuel comes from being able to efficiently extract it from these compounds. Hydrogen can be produced by splitting water using alloy of Aluminum (with gallium, indium, thallium etc. ). Since alloying materials are expensive and the storage of hydrogen according to this process is quite difficult so we found that MgH2 has high hydrogen storage capacity of 7.6 weight%. This research paper aims on the efficient use of hydrogen for running cars and analysis of its volume that can be stored in cars and also the power developed through it.
Keywords: Magnesium hydride, Aluminium, Hydrogen and Cars
Edition: Volume 6 Issue 12, December 2017,
Pages: 256 - 258