Hydrogen storage in nanoporous materials

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This chapter covers hydrogen storage in nanoporous materials, which is one of the options currently being considered for automotive or mobile applications. It first introduces the principles behind hydrogen adsorption by these materials and the methods used to characterise their hydrogen storage properties. It then provides an overview of the different material types that are available - including porous carbons, zeolites, metal-organic frameworks and microporous organic polymers - and their most important hydrogen storage properties. The chapter concludes with a discussion of the use of nanoporous materials in practical hydrogen storage units, the most important considerations for this purpose, and a discussion of future trends in the area.

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAdvances in Hydrogen Production, Storage and Distribution
Publication statusPublished - 3 Jul 2014


  • Hydrogen adsorption properties, Hydrogen sorption measurement, Hydrogen storage, Nanoporous materials

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