Hydrogen Storage

Hydrogen is an energy carrier like electricity.

The former has the advantage that it can be stored.   It is this property  of hydrogen that attracts   so much interest in energy research.  Hydrogen which can be generated  e.g via electrolysis of water or steam reformation of methane   may well   be stored in    high-pressure tanks. Where the volume and the weight  of tanks are not of concern as in some stationary applications,   this form of hydrogen storage   is  quite acceptable. For most applications    ( stationary  as well as

 mobile )   a denser form of hydrogen /energy  storage,  comparable to that of

a gasoline  tank in a car , would be required.


Research effort in the group  ,within the general framework depicted above,

focuses on thermodynamics and kinetics of metal- hydrogen reaction.  We concentrate on processing routes that    allow  easy control of material   chemistry. Materials of concern

are often nanostructured, therefore, techniques yielding such structures

   are of particular   interest.



We are partners in NESSHY ,ie.    integrated project (FP6) on solid state storage of hydrogen and

 in a national (DPT-YUUP)   project on  hydrogen-fuel cell. 



 M.Güvendiren E. Ünalan, ve T Öztürk.  Hidrojen Depolama Amacıyla Magnezyum Tozlarının Öğütülmesinde

 Katkı Maddelerinin Etkisi 3. Uluslararası Toz Metalurjisi Konferansı,Türkiye Toz

 Metalurjisi Derneği, Ed Sarıtaş,    876-885  2002

( Müh ve Makina, 2003)


M Güvendiren, E Baybörü., T Öztürk.; Taşınabilir Enerji Kaynağı Olarak Hidrojenin Metal Tozlarda

Depolanması, Savunma Teknolojileri Kongresi Bildiriler Kitabı, ODTÜ, Ankara,

 Ed. Yıldırım O. ve diğerleri., Cilt.1, 115-122, 2002


M. Guvendiren and T. Öztürk Enerji Kaynağı Olarak Hidrojen ve Hidrojen Depolama

Mühendis ve Makina,  2003


M Güvendiren., H Akyıldız., ve T Öztürk. Hydrogen Storage in Magnesium with Graphite and

Sulphur Addition 1st International Symposium on Exergy, Energy and Enviroment

Ed. Hepbaslı et al, 569-573 2003


H Akyıldız, G Çakmak, S Tan, T Öztürk, “A Rapid Method to Assess Hydrogen Storage Potentials in

Binary or Multi-Component Systems” Int. Symp Metal-Hydrogen Systems;

 Fund. and Appl.   49, 2004


M Guvendiren, E Bayboru, T Ozturk,  Effects of additives on mechanical milling and

hydrogenation of magnesium powders, International Journal of

Hydrogen Energy, 29 : 491-496 2004

T. Öztürk, Metalik Malzemelerde Hidrojen Depolama Özelliklerinin Belirlenmesi için Test Düzeneği Geliştirme. "

12. Uluslararası Metalurji ve Malzeme Kongresi ", 1s.1205-1214. , 2005.


H Akyıldız, M Özenbaş, T Öztürk, " Hydrogen Absorption in Magnesium Based Crystalline Thin Films, 

Int. J Hydrogen Energy, 31  1379-1383, 2006


Thermochromic Hydrides


Hydrides as foaming agent

Foaming process requires an ingredient that would decompose  within a specific temperature interval where the liquid metal has the right viscosity.   In Aluminum this is usually TiH2.



















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