On-board hydrogen storage system using metal hydride

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A hydrogen powered hybrid electric bus has been developed for demonstration in normal city bus service in the City of Augusta, Georgia, USA. The development team, called H2Fuel Bus Team, consists of representatives from government, industry and research institutions. The bus uses hydrogen to fuel an internal combustion engine which drives an electric generator. The generator charges a set of batteries which runs the electric bus. The hydrogen fuel and the hybrid concept combine to achieve the goal of near-zero emission and high fuel efficiency. The hydrogen fuel is stored in a solid form using an on-board metal hydride storage ... continued below

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Heung, L.K. July 1, 1997.

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A hydrogen powered hybrid electric bus has been developed for demonstration in normal city bus service in the City of Augusta, Georgia, USA. The development team, called H2Fuel Bus Team, consists of representatives from government, industry and research institutions. The bus uses hydrogen to fuel an internal combustion engine which drives an electric generator. The generator charges a set of batteries which runs the electric bus. The hydrogen fuel and the hybrid concept combine to achieve the goal of near-zero emission and high fuel efficiency. The hydrogen fuel is stored in a solid form using an on-board metal hydride storage system. The system was designed for a hydrogen capacity of 25 kg. It uses the engine coolant for heat to generate a discharge pressure higher than 6 atm. The operation conditions are temperature from ambient to 70 degrees C, hydrogen discharge rate to 6 kg/hr, and refueling time 1.5 hours. Preliminary tests showed that the performance of the on-board storage system exceeded the design requirements. Long term tests have been planned to begin in 2 months. This paper discusses the design and performance of the on-board hydrogen storage system.

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OSTI as DE97060222

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  • Hypothesis 2: symposium on hydrogen power theoretical and engineering solutions, Grimstad (Norway), 18-22 Aug 1997

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  • Other: DE97060222
  • Report No.: WSRC-MS--96-0780
  • Report No.: CONF-970860--1
  • Grant Number: AC09-96SR18500
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 503505
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc690155

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Heung, L.K. On-board hydrogen storage system using metal hydride, article, July 1, 1997; Aiken, South Carolina. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc690155/: accessed August 20, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.