Catalytic effect of ZrCrNi alloy on hydriding properties of MgH

Shivani Agarwal, Annalisa Aurora, Ankur Jain, I.P. Jain, Amelia Montone

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MgH2nanocomposites with ZrCrNi alloy obtained by high energy ball-milling were studied as-milled and after several hydriding-deydriding cycles. The microstructure and morphology of the samples was characterized by means of X-ray diffraction (XRD) and scanning electron microscopy (SEM). XRD patterns show that no phase formation between MgH2and elements of the alloys takes place during milling and after cycling. Different morphology of the powders as-milled and after cycling was observed by SEM. Pressure-composition isotherms of these composites were obtained in the pressure and temperature range of 0.1-15 bar and 200-300 °C respectively. The maximum reversible storage capacity was found to be 6.2 wt% at 300 °C. Absorption/desorption kinetics data at pressures of 0.1-5.0 bar and temperatures of 275 °C and 300 °C show that an activation process of about 20 cycles at 300 °C is necessary for stabilization of the kinetics and for achievement of the full hydrogen capacity. The thermodynamic parameters, i.e. enthalpy of formation and dissociation calculated using Van't Hoff plots, were found to be 73.53 kJ mol-1and 87.63 kJ mol-1respectively, in agreement with MgH2data reported in literature. © 2009 Professor T. Nejat Veziroglu.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)9157 - 9162
Number of pages6
JournalInternational Journal of Hydrogen Energy
Issue number22
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2009
Externally publishedYes


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment
  • Fuel Technology
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology

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