Date of Award
Master of Science
David Yu, JunHong Chen
Acetic Acid, Hydrogen Generation, Hydrolysis Reaction, Magnesium Hydride
In this paper, the hydrolysis of solid magnesium hydride has been studied with the high concentration of catalyst at the varying temperature. An organic acid (acetic acid, CH3COOH) has been chosen as the catalyst. The study has three objectives: first, using three different weights of MgH2 react with aqueous solution of acid for the hydrogen generation experiments. Secondly, utilizing acetic acid as the catalyst accelerates hydrogen generation. Third, emphasizing the combination of the three operating conditions (the weight of MgH2, the concentration of acetic acid, and the varying temperature) influence the amount of hydrogen generation. The experiments results show acetic acid truly can increase the rate of hydrogen generation and the weight of MgH2 can affect the amount of hydrogen generation more than the varying temperature.
Ho, Yen-Hsi, "Hydrogen Generation from Magnesium Hydride By Using Organic Acid" (2013). Theses and Dissertations. 286.