Reversible hydrogen storage in hydrogel clathrate hydrates

Fabing Su, Christopher L. Bray, Benjamin O. Carter, Gillian Overend, Catherine Cropper, Jonathan A. Iggo, Yaroslav Z. Khimyak, Andrew M. Fogg, Andrew I. Cooper

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The use of inexpensive hydrogels as supports to significantly improve H2 enclathration kinetics and capacities in THF–H2O clathrate hydrate with respect to bulk solutions is demonstrated. Polymer hydrogels give rise to significant rate and capacity enhancements for hydrogen clathrate formation with respect to unmixed bulk systems, suggesting potential for accelerated gas-storage kinetics in clathrate-based technologies.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2382-2386
Number of pages5
JournalAdvanced Materials
Issue number23
Publication statusPublished - 19 Jun 2009

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