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Reference Number EP/K021117/1
Title Engineering Safe and Efficient Hydride-Based Technologies
Status Completed
Energy Categories HYDROGEN and FUEL CELLS(Hydrogen, Hydrogen storage) 95%;
HYDROGEN and FUEL CELLS(Hydrogen, Hydrogen transport and distribution) 5%;
Research Types Basic and strategic applied research 100%
Science and Technology Fields PHYSICAL SCIENCES AND MATHEMATICS (Metallurgy and Materials) 40%;
PHYSICAL SCIENCES AND MATHEMATICS (Applied Mathematics) 20%;
ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY (Mechanical, Aeronautical and Manufacturing Engineering) 40%;
UKERC Cross Cutting Characterisation Not Cross-cutting 100%
Principal Investigator Professor DM Grant
No email address given
Mechanical, Materials and Manufacturing Engineering
University of Nottingham
Award Type Standard
Funding Source EPSRC
Start Date 30 September 2013
End Date 31 March 2018
Duration 54 months
Total Grant Value £1,208,511
Industrial Sectors Energy
Region East Midlands
Programme Energy : Energy
 
Investigators Principal Investigator Professor DM Grant , Mechanical, Materials and Manufacturing Engineering, University of Nottingham (99.995%)
  Other Investigator Professor W Malalasekera , Sch of Mechanical and Manufacturing Eng, Loughborough University (0.001%)
Prof D (David ) Book , Metallurgy and Materials, University of Birmingham (0.001%)
Dr S Ibrahim , Aeronautical and Automotive Engineering, Loughborough University (0.001%)
Dr G Walker , Mechanical, Materials and Manufacturing Engineering, University of Nottingham (0.001%)
Dr CN Eastwick , Chemical and Environmental Engineering, University of Nottingham (0.001%)
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Objectives
Abstract Imagine providing a small, safe and energy efficient hydrogen refueller that can be installed in a domestic garage or industrial warehouse that will ensure that consumers can have an easy and resilient method of refuelling, reducing the reliance on refuelling stations whilst the hydrogen economy infrastructure develops. Current technology provides options which are bulky, take a long time to refuel and require storage at high pressures.This work uses metal hydrides as a solid state storage option for hydrogen, reducing the pressure at which hydrogen is stored and reducing the spatial footprint, at the same time using a metal hydride compressor to provide further compression of hydrogen to on-board vehicle requirement levels. The challenge is in designing a compact system that can deliver the flow rates of hydrogen to compete with conventional petrol refuelling or by providing an alternative method that fits in with the lifestyle of a consumer. This work is meeting that challenge and ensuring that it puts safety at the forefront of its design philosophy.Fundamental modelling is required to underpin this work, with materials developments combined with advanced mechanical design to deliver a robust safe design of system and components.
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