Hydrogen generation by the hydrolysis of magnesium-aluminum-iron material in aqueous solutions

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Author(s)

  • Cuiping Wang
  • Yuheng Liu
  • Jingjing Ruan
  • Shuiyuan Yang
  • Xingjun Liu

Detail(s)

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)10843-10852
Journal / PublicationInternational Journal of Hydrogen Energy
Volume39
Issue number21
Online published11 Jun 2014
Publication statusPublished - 15 Jul 2014
Externally publishedYes

Abstract

Highly activated Mg-Al-Fe materials are prepared from powder by mechanical ball milling method for hydrogen generation. The hydrolysis characteristics of Mg-Al-Fe materials in aqueous solutions under different experimental conditions are carefully investigated. The results show that the hydrolysis reactivity of Mg-Al-Fe material can be significantly improved by increasing the ball milling time and Fe content. The increase of NaCl solution concentration and initial temperature is also found to promote the hydrogen generation reaction. At 25 °C, the Mg60-Al30-Fe10 (wt%) material ball-milled for 4 h shows the best performance in 0.6 mol L-1 NaCl solution, and the reaction can produce 1013.33 ml g-1 hydrogen with a maximum hydrogen generation rate of 499.50 ml min-1 g-1. In comparison to NaCl solution, natural seawater is found to have an inhibiting effect on the hydrolysis of Mg-Al-Fe material. Especially, the presence of Mg2+ and Ca2+ in seawater can greatly reduce the hydrogen conversion yield, and the SO42- can decrease the hydrogen generation rate. © 2014, Hydrogen Energy Publications, LLC. Published by Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

Research Area(s)

  • Ball milling, Hydrogen generation, Hydrolysis reaction, Magnesium-aluminum-iron material

Citation Format(s)

Hydrogen generation by the hydrolysis of magnesium-aluminum-iron material in aqueous solutions. / Wang, Cuiping; Yang, Tao; Liu, Yuheng et al.
In: International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, Vol. 39, No. 21, 15.07.2014, p. 10843-10852.

Research output: Journal Publications and ReviewsRGC 21 - Publication in refereed journalpeer-review