Refinements in an Mg/MgH2/H2O-Based Hydrogen Generator
NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, California
Wednesday, December 01 2010
Externally generated steam would be needed only briefly to start operation.
Some refinements have been conceived for a proposed apparatus that would generate hydrogen (for use in a fuel cell) by means of chemical reactions among magnesium, magnesium hydride, and steam. The refinements lie in tailoring spatial and temporal distributions of steam and liquid water so as to obtain greater overall energy-storage or energy-generation efficiency than would otherwise be possible.
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