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AERI Seminar – Melody Klein

November 6, 2020 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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Title: Formic Acid as a Hydrogen Carrier

Melody Klein:  AERI Seminar (Boncella Group)

Abstract: Hydrogen (H2) is a promising energy carrier that has the potential to decrease the dependence for fossil fuels in the transportation industry. However, there are challenges with the production, storage, and transportation of hydrogen. The traditional methods of gaseous H2 storage and transportation pose significant safety and energy requirement drawbacks. An alternative to traditional storage and transportation methods is a liquid chemical hydrogen carrier, such as formic acid. The use of formic acid requires a selective catalyst that accesses the reversible dehydrogenation decomposition pathway. This is because the dehydrogenation pathway produces H2 and CO2, the former of which is used for fuel production whereas the irreversible dehydration pathway produces H2O and CO, the latter of which poisons the fuel cell catalyst and as well as destroying the liquid hydrogen carrier. This presentation will discuss recent developments of formic acid dehydrogenation catalysis.

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November 6, 2020
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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