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Red Hawk
Red Hawk • Feb 17, 2009

Storage of Hydrogen for using it as a fuel

Have anyone of you thought of storing Hydrogen in a container? I am sure that it will be possible within a decade.. But let us try to find some ways for it.. Hydrogen has been termed as the next gen fuel, the only problem in using it now is storage.. Come out with new and effective ideas guyz.. 😁
silverscorpion
silverscorpion • Feb 17, 2009
Why cant it be stored in the conventional way? Just as other gases are stored? Like oxygen tanks or helium tanks for example. That is to say, I dont understand what is the problem in storing hydrogen in containers..
Red Hawk
Red Hawk • Feb 17, 2009
silverscorpion
Why cant it be stored in the conventional way? Just as other gases are stored? Like oxygen tanks or helium tanks for example. That is to say, I dont understand what is the problem in storing hydrogen in containers..
The main problem in storing the hydrogen gas is that hydrogen is a low pressure gas.. If we try to store it in room temp, it will explode heavily.. in order to avoid this, we have to reduce its storage temp greatly.. I do not know the exact values but i am sure that such loe temp cant be achieved or it is very very very difficult to achieve..
mechar
mechar • Feb 18, 2009
if we add a cooling system to the container i think we can achieve the aim
veena912
veena912 • Feb 18, 2009
I think u are more concentrated on storing of hydrogen but another main problem is production of hydrogen, it is very costly process to produce a pure hydrogen which will satisfy our demands of high efficiency.
gohm
gohm • Feb 19, 2009
Scandanavia has many hydrogen gas stations for hydro powered cars via de-bonding water molecules. Storage in a vehicle is fairly straight forward and safe.
BOOM! 😛

Well, we can't assume storage of any easily flammable stuff in a tank is safe. Even NGV (natural gas) tanks can explode all the sudden, even at a standstill. Plus, who knows if some wacky driver rams into you, slightly or not!
silverscorpion
silverscorpion • Feb 20, 2009
I'm sure vehicles using natural gas or hydrogen would have incorporated proper safety measures to prevent any mishap.. Now we need only to know how that mechanism works.
raj87verma88
raj87verma88 • Feb 20, 2009
Here are the links of two articles which I look to draw your attention to
Hydrogen storage - Encyclopedia of Earth
NREL: Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Research - Hydrogen Storage

The second link contains two papers in pdf format.
These articles and papers discuss the problems faced during storage of hydrogen and the solutions.

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