Modeling and Simulation of Hydrogen Storage Device for Fuel Cell Plant

Olaitan Lukman, Akanji; Babatunde Abiodun, Obadele; Sadiku-Agboola, Oluranti; Abimbola Popoola, Patricia; Rotimi Sadiku, Emmanuel
July 2012
Journal of Chemistry & Chemical Engineering;Jul2012, Vol. 6 Issue 7, p604
Academic Journal
The article reviews a brief literature on the modeling of hydrogen storage device for fuel cell. Different dimensional approaches in modeling hydrogen absorption/desorption in a metal hydride reactor for use in fuel cell are summarized. Mathematical modeling equations involved are also stated. The effect of various operating parameters such as temperature, concentration, viscosity, thermal conductivity and time on the gas is also verified. The importance of various simulation software with reference to their major functions is also identified. The review concludes on the opportunities and challenges with the use of hydrogen as an alternative renewable energy.


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