WO/2015/026393 FLOW BATTERY AND REGENERATION SYSTEM WITH IMPROVED SAFETY||WO||26.02.2015|
||PCT/US2014/019170||FTORION, INC.||TOLMACHEV, Yuriy, Vyacheslalovovich|
A method for producing electric power and regenerating an aqueous multi-electron oxidant (AMO) and a reducer in an energy storage cycle is provided. A discharge system includes a discharge unit, an acidification reactor, and a neutralization reactor. The acidification reactor converts an oxidant fluid including the AMO into an acidic oxidant fluid. The discharge unit generates electric power and a discharge fluid by transferring electrons from a positive electrode of an electrolyte-electrode assembly (EEA) to the AMO and from a reducer to a negative electrode of the EEA. The neutralization reactor neutralizes the discharge fluid to produce a neutral discharge fluid. The regeneration system splits an alkaline discharge fluid into a reducer and an intermediate oxidant in a splitting-disproportionation reactor and releases the reducer and a base, while producing the AMO by disproportionating the intermediate oxidant. The regenerated AMO and reducer are supplied to the discharge unit for power generation.
WO/2015/026292 PROCESS AND APPARATUS FOR GENERATING HYDROGEN||WO||26.02.2015|
||PCT/SG2014/000104||HORIZON FUEL CELL TECHNOLOGIES PTE. LTD.||GU, Zhijun|
For generating hydrogen particularly for feeding a fuel cell, liquid solutions (4, 5) of a chemical hydride and of a accelerator or pre-accelerator are fed to a reaction site (11, 12, 13) via a peristaltic pump (9) and thereby commingled at a constant mutual ratio and so that the control of the reaction that leads to the release of the hydrogen can be conveniently performed by varying the pump speed and the duty cycle of a start and stop operation of the pump, while also regulating the temperature and the pressure at the reaction site.
WO/2015/022616 DEVICE AND METHOD FOR INDICATING A FILL LEVEL OF A SORPTION STORE||WO||19.02.2015|
||PCT/IB2014/063841||BASF SE||WEICKERT, Mathias|
A process for indicating a fill level of a sorption store (1), wherein at least one gas adsorbent medium (5) is disposed within at least one vessel (3) and wherein a total amount (ntotal) of a gas (15) stored in the sorption store (1) is computed based on at least one measured temperature value and at least one measured pressure value.
WO/2015/020964 METAL ORGANIC FRAMEWORKS FOR ELECTRONIC GAS STORAGE||WO||12.02.2015|
||PCT/US2014/049617||NUMAT TECHNOLOGIES, INC.||KIM, Han Sung|
A metal organic framework (MOF) includes a coordination product of a metal ion and an at least bidentate organic ligand, where the metal ion and the organic ligand are selected to provide a deliverable adsorption capacity of at least 70 g/l for an electronic gas. A porous organic polymer (POP) includes polymerization product from at least a plurality of organic monomers, where the organic monomers are selected to provide a deliverable adsorption capacity of at least 70 g/l for an electronic gas.
WO/2015/015540 NEGATIVE ELECTRODE MATERIAL FOR BATTERY, NEGATIVE ELECTRODE FOR BATTERY, AND BATTERY||WO||05.02.2015|
||PCT/JP2013/070399||Exergy Power Systems, Inc.||TSUTSUMI, Kaduo|
Negative electrodes using hydrogen as an active material deteriorate as a result of volumetric changes during the charge/discharge process. Oxidation also causes deterioration thereof. Therefore, a negative electrode material for a battery was developed which is capable of storing hydrogen, contains a water-repellent hydrogen storage alloy
and a hydrophilic hydrogen storage alloy
, and uses hydrogen
as an active material. Such a negative electrode material has high output properties, and is capable of a long service life by creating a hydrogen environment. In addition, it is possible to produce a negative electrode by using such a negative electrode material, and to assemble a battery with hydrogen as an active material thereof by using this negative electrode. The long-life battery having excellent high-output properties was developed by filling the interior of the battery with hydrogen gas after assembling the same.
WO/2015/016707 METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR PERFORMING A PHOTOOXIDATION AND PHOTOREDUCTION REACTION||WO||05.02.2015|
||PCT/NL2014/050522||UNIVERSITEIT TWENTE||KARABUDAK, Engin|
The invention provides an apparatus that comprises at least a first channel providing a first liquid flow path for a liquid to be treated and a second channel arranged adjacent the first channel providing a second liquid flow path downstream the first flow path for the liquid to be treated, wherein the first and second channels each comprise a light receiving surface provided with respective first and second photocatalysts arranged for initiating a photoreaction inside the respective channel to produce a photoreaction product, wherein downstream the first and second channels, first and second separators, respectively, are arranged for removing the photoreaction product from the liquid passing said respective separator, wherein the first and second channels are conductively interconnected such that the liquid passing along the first liquid flow path is in electrical contact with the liquid passing along the second flow path.
08945500 High capacity hydrogen storage nanocomposite materials||US||03.02.2015|
||12932242||Zidan Ragaiy||Zidan Ragaiy|
A novel hydrogen absorption material is provided comprising a mixture of a lithium hydride with a fullerene. The subsequent reaction product provides for a hydrogen storage material which reversibly stores and releases hydrogen at temperatures of about 270° C.
2830136 Fuel cell, and generation system and method using the same||EP||28.01.2015|
||14177510||DOOSAN HEAVY IND & CONSTR||YUN CHOA MUN|
An aspect of the detailed description is to provide a fuel cell in which the efficiency, safety and the like thereof are enhanced when biogas is used as a fuel for the fuel cell, and a generation system and method using the same. As a means for solving the aforementioned technical problems, the present invention provides a fuel cell using biogas as a fuel is provided, in which the fuel cell is supplied with a first gas required at a fuel electrode and a second gas required at an air electrode, which are separated from the biogas by a selective permeation method using a separation membrane of a gas-purification separation unit, and supplies gas discharged from the fuel cell along with the biogas to the gas-purification separation unit. In the fuel cell, and the generation system and method using the same according to the present invention, a fuel cell to which high-purity methane is supplied from a fuel electrode may enhance in-stack thermal fluid stability by supplying high-purity methane and carbon dioxide through a gas-purification separation unit and/or a polisher to the fuel cell, and the fuel cell to which high-purity carbon dioxide is supplied from an air electrode has a voltage enhancement effect of the cell due to an increase in the partial pressure of carbon dioxide.
20150021515 NON-EVAPORABLE GETTER ALLOYS REACTIVABLE AFTER EXPOSURE TO REACTIVE GASES||US||22.01.2015|
||14383289||SAES GETTERS S.P.A.||Coda Alberto|
Getter materials are described. The getter materials have non-evaporable getter alloys in their powder form having high gas sorption efficiency, particularly for hydrogen, carbon oxide and nitrogen, which after having lost their functionality in consequence of the exposure to reactive gases at a first temperature, can then be reactivated through a thermal treatment at a temperature between 400° C. and 600° C. The alloy powders have as compositional elements titanium and silicon and at least one additional metallic element selected among vanadium, iron and aluminum and have an atomic percentage composition of the elements which can vary within the following ranges: 1. Titanium from 60 to 85 atomic percentage; 2. Silicon from 1 to 20 atomic percentage; and 3. The sum of vanadium, iron and aluminum from 10 to 30 atomic percentage.
20150023846 Hydrogen Generator||US||22.01.2015|
||14506260||INTELLIGENT ENERGY INC.||Langan Richard A.|
A hydrogen generator and a fuel cell system including a fuel cell battery and the hydrogen generator. The hydrogen generator includes a cartridge, a housing with a cavity to removably contain the cartridge, and an initiation system. The cartridge includes a casing; a plurality of pellets including a hydrogen containing material; a plurality of solid heat transfer members in contact with but not penetrating the casing; a hydrogen outlet in the casing; and a hydrogen flow path from each pellet to the hydrogen outlet. A plurality of heating elements is disposed inside the housing. When the cartridge is in the cavity, each heating element is disposed so heat can be conducted from the heating element and through the casing and corresponding heat transfer member to initiate the release of hydrogen gas. The initiation system can selectively heat one or more pellets to release hydrogen gas as needed.