Hydrogen Storage Materials - Metal Hydride Stockers
Hydrogen storage is an emerging area of technology for efficient and safe storage of hydrogen, which is a highly combustible gas. The technology involves storage of hydrogen in metals and alloys as metal hydride, and the gas can be released at controlled rate when required. Several alloys have been developed at the lab, such as LaNi5, Mm Ni etc. to name a few. These materials have good volumetric but poor gravimetric storage capacity of hydrogen. The lab has also developed stockers of hydrogen storage alloys on small scale.