Pradhan, Ameya U and Shukla, Anshu and Pande, Jayshree V and Karmakar, Shilpi and Biniwale , Rajesh B. (2011) A feasibility analysis of hydrogen delivery system using liquid organic hydrides. International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, 36 (1). pp. 680-688. ISSN 0360-3199

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The paper discusses the techno-economic feasibility of a hydrogen storage and delivery system using liquid organic hydrides (LOH). Wherein, LOH (particularly cycloalkanes) are used for transporting the hydrogen in chemical bonded form at ambient temperature and pressure. The hydrogen is delivered through a catalytic dehydrogenation process. The aromatics formed in the process are used for carrying more hydrogen by a subsequent hydrogenation reaction. Cost economics were performed on a system which produces 10 kg/h of hydrogen using methylcyclohexane as a carrier. With proprietary catalysts we have demonstrated the possibility of hydrogen storage of 6.8 wt% and 60 kg/m3 of hydrogen on volume basis. The energy balance calculation reveals the ratio of energy transported to energy consumed is about 3.9. Moreover, total carbon footprint calculation for the process of hydrogen delivery including transportation of LOH is also reported. The process can facilitate a saving of 345 tons/year of carbon dioxide emissions per delivery station by replacing gasoline with hydrogen for passenger cars. There is an immense techno-economic potential for the process.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Hydrogen Storage; Hydrogen Delivery; Cycloalkanes; Dehydrogenation; Hydrogen Station; Feasibility Analysis
Subjects: Materials Science
Depositing User: Dr. Rajesh Biniwale
Date Deposited: 18 Nov 2014 05:40
Last Modified: 18 Nov 2014 05:40

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