Navigation Links
Low-cost, hydrogen-powered forklifts with rapid refueling, zero emissions coming soon
Date:4/15/2014

rchase and store hydrogen tanks as needed."

Designing a storage system that meets HHC's specifications and can be integrated into a fuel cell power pack required overcoming some key challenges. Among these are identifying optimal metal hydride materials, determining an optimal shape and size for the storage tank and ensuring thermal management to achieve and maintain the temperatures required for fast refueling and supply of the hydrogen.

Work to identify the right metal hydride for the system focused on Hy-Stor 208, a misch metal-nickel-aluminum alloy that meets targets for hydrogen storage capacity, density and thermal conductivity. The material also provides sufficient hydrogen pressure for refueling at an operating temperature of 60 degrees Celsius.

While this type of metal hydride is heavy, the weight acts as needed ballast and thus is a benefit in forklifts. To increase thermal conductivity, the team also explored adding to the metal hydride two forms of expanded natural graphite, flakes and so-called "worms" because of their tubular shape.

Pratt and Narvaez drew on modeling and simulation results from an earlier project led by Sandia engineer Terry Johnson to identify a small-diameter tube as the best design for storing the metal hydride. They then varied several tube characteristics, such as the hydrogen distribution channel and the amount and type of thermal enhancement material used. Next, they conducted experiments to evaluate the effects of these variations on a range of performance parameters, including hydrogen storage capability, refill time, durability, discharge ability and residual capacity at a minimum discharge point.

"As the models predicted, we saw only minor differences in performance when we varied the graphite types. Likewise, the presence or absence of the hydrogen distribution channel had little effect on performance," said Narvaez. "These findings show that this application is not aggressively
'/>"/>

Contact: Mike Janes
mejanes@sandia.gov
925-294-2447
DOE/Sandia National Laboratories
Source:Eurekalert  

Page: 1 2 3 4

Related biology news :

1. New low-cost, nondestructive technology cuts risk from mercury hot spots
2. Rapid method of assembling new gene-editing tool could revolutionize genetic research
3. Researchers develop rapid test strips for bacterial contamination in swimming water
4. Virus barcodes offer rapid detection of mutated strains
5. Speeding up drug discovery with rapid 3-D mapping of proteins
6. Key part of plants rapid response system revealed
7. Genetic link to rapid weight gain from antipsychotics discovered
8. UCLA research makes possible rapid assessment of plant drought tolerance
9. Triage for plants: NYBG scientists develop and test rapid species conservation assessment technique
10. Research finds heart remodeling rapidly follows cardiac injury
11. Rapid response in cases of smoke poisoning
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Low-cost, hydrogen-powered forklifts with  rapid refueling, zero emissions coming soon
(Date:7/31/2015)... July 31, 2015 The 10 th International ... by BGI from October 22-25, 2015, in Shenzhen ... conference is celebrating its 10 th anniversary this year. Since ... world,s most influential annual meetings in the ,omics, fields, and ... gatherings. ICG-10 focuses on recent breakthroughs and ...
(Date:7/27/2015)... , July 27, 2015   Zynx ... and experience-based clinical improvement solutions, today announced that ... is now available on Android smartphones and tablets. ... and post-care organizations can use ZynxCarebook to securely ... patient,s condition, streamline care transitions to other care ...
(Date:7/21/2015)... Sweden , July 21, 2015 Today, ... FPC1025. Already received as well as expected revenues in 2015 that ... in FPC,s communicated revenue guidance of approximately 2,200 MSEK for 2015. ... is a leading smartphone manufacturer in China ... selected FPC1 02 5 for Axon ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):The 10th International Conference on Genomics (ICG-10) to Open in October 2Zynx Health Adds Android Device Support to ZynxCarebook Solution 2Zynx Health Adds Android Device Support to ZynxCarebook Solution 3FPC's Touch Fingerprint Sensor FPC1025 in ZTE's Smartphone Axon 2
... Calif. Conservation biologist Michael Allen will give a ... 6 titled "In the Crosshairs: California,s Environment." The hour-long lecture ... Doors open at 6:15 p.m. Seating is open. In his ... Conservation Biology at UC Riverside, plans to discuss what the ...
... STILLWATER, Okla. , April 27 Southwest Bancorp, Inc. (Nasdaq: ... offering of 4,000,000 shares of common stock at a price to the public ... million .  The offering was increased from the previously announced offering size of ... April 29, 2010 . , , ...
... Recently the media has begun to criticize those ... financial reform legislation, or Consumer Financial Protection Agency (CFPA).  Although ... weeks, possibly due to the fact that our Senate is ... of the sweeping bill, we are still not seeing this ...
Cached Biology News:Public lecture at UC Riverside to highlight California's environment 2Southwest Bancorp, Inc. Announces Pricing of $50 Million Underwritten Public Offering of Common Shares 2Southwest Bancorp, Inc. Announces Pricing of $50 Million Underwritten Public Offering of Common Shares 3Pay1Day Asks, Who is Writing our Proposed Consumer Protection Bill? 2
(Date:7/29/2015)... US-Australian drug discovery company, Novogen Limited (ASX: ... committed to progressing its ground-breaking technology platforms to Phase ... ensure the Company delivers the best value for shareholders. ... , said the Company currently had an extensive program ... programs and academic partnerships and initiatives, and he was ...
(Date:7/29/2015)... July 29, 2015  HealthSouth Corporation (NYSE: ... providers of post-acute healthcare services, offering both facility-based ... of operations for the second quarter ended June 30, ... characterized by strong volume growth in both segments ... said Jay Grinney, President and Chief Executive Officer ...
(Date:7/29/2015)... , July 29, 2015 ... announced the addition of the "Global Biosimilars ... offering. The Global Biosimilars Market, 2015 ... the rapidly growing biosimilars market. With the blockbuster ... to minimize costs, biosimilars are being viewed as ...
(Date:7/29/2015)... YORK , July 29, 2015  Therapath ... testing, announces increased partnerships with VA and Military ... Epidermal Nerve Fiber Density (ENFD) and Sweat Gland ... small fiber neuropathy ( https://therapath.com/skin ). ... Nerve Fiber Density (ENFD) on punch skin biopsy ...
Breaking Biology Technology:Newly Appointed Acting CEO Outlines Immediate Plans for Novogen 2Newly Appointed Acting CEO Outlines Immediate Plans for Novogen 3Newly Appointed Acting CEO Outlines Immediate Plans for Novogen 4Newly Appointed Acting CEO Outlines Immediate Plans for Novogen 5Newly Appointed Acting CEO Outlines Immediate Plans for Novogen 6Newly Appointed Acting CEO Outlines Immediate Plans for Novogen 7Newly Appointed Acting CEO Outlines Immediate Plans for Novogen 8Newly Appointed Acting CEO Outlines Immediate Plans for Novogen 9Newly Appointed Acting CEO Outlines Immediate Plans for Novogen 10HealthSouth Reports Results for Second Quarter 2015 2HealthSouth Reports Results for Second Quarter 2015 3HealthSouth Reports Results for Second Quarter 2015 4HealthSouth Reports Results for Second Quarter 2015 5HealthSouth Reports Results for Second Quarter 2015 6HealthSouth Reports Results for Second Quarter 2015 7HealthSouth Reports Results for Second Quarter 2015 8HealthSouth Reports Results for Second Quarter 2015 9HealthSouth Reports Results for Second Quarter 2015 10HealthSouth Reports Results for Second Quarter 2015 11HealthSouth Reports Results for Second Quarter 2015 12HealthSouth Reports Results for Second Quarter 2015 13HealthSouth Reports Results for Second Quarter 2015 14HealthSouth Reports Results for Second Quarter 2015 15HealthSouth Reports Results for Second Quarter 2015 16HealthSouth Reports Results for Second Quarter 2015 17HealthSouth Reports Results for Second Quarter 2015 18HealthSouth Reports Results for Second Quarter 2015 19HealthSouth Reports Results for Second Quarter 2015 20HealthSouth Reports Results for Second Quarter 2015 21HealthSouth Reports Results for Second Quarter 2015 22HealthSouth Reports Results for Second Quarter 2015 23HealthSouth Reports Results for Second Quarter 2015 24HealthSouth Reports Results for Second Quarter 2015 25HealthSouth Reports Results for Second Quarter 2015 26HealthSouth Reports Results for Second Quarter 2015 27
... over Internet Protocol, or VoIP, may have found the missing ... a lot of telephone companies go into a state of ... ,The telcos and cable companies are both trying to figure ... voice over the Internet and to be able to connect ...
... YellowTop battery. Courtesy of Optima Batteries. Milwaukee ... Milwaukee-based Johnson Controls , has announced the latest ... introduction of the dual-purpose Group 75/25 and 35 models. ... on vehicles by a growth of in-car electronics. , ...
... magazines recently released list of the top 100 ... A. Graham, vice president and CIO of Church Mutual ... to religious organizations, including churches as well as schools, camps ... 50 states. , , Herman Nell, senior vice president and ...
Cached Biology Technology:The day the old telephony died 2The day the old telephony died 3Computerworld: Three Wisconsin CIOs among top 100 IT leaders 2
Porcine Coronary Artery Endothelial Cells (PCAEC) (>500,000 cells)...
... of your ValveBank system! Program your valve ... running Windows 98, 2000, XP using graphic 'click-and-drag' ... print out program listings, then download your programs ... EasyCode is used for programming before -- not ...
... Monoclonal Anti-β-Tubulin IV Recognizes ... C-terminal sequence of β-tubulin isotype ... tubulin isotypes is observed. ascites ... the C-terminal sequence of β-tubulin ...
Sulfadimethoxine (CH-2027)...
Biology Products: