Portable water-using H2 production materials converted from waste aluminum

Xinren Chen, Cuiping Wang, Yuheng Liu, Hongwei Zou, Kairui Lin, Shuiyuan Yang, Yong Lu, Jiajia Han, Zhan Shi, Xingjun Liu

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

8 Citations (Scopus)


This study investigates the feasibility of using waste aluminum as a substitute to pure aluminum for preparing portable water-using hydrogen production materials by gas atomization process. The H2 production performances of waste aluminum H2 production materials in different reaction conditions considering reaction temperature, reaction aqueous solution and water adding method were investigated. The results show that such materials can achieve a high Al/H2 conversion and a stable H2 flow rate for practical fuel cell electricity generation. In addition, the recycling of activation agents and Al(OH)3 can be realized.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1991-1997
Number of pages7
JournalEnergy Sources, Part A: Recovery, Utilization and Environmental Effects
Issue number17
Publication statusPublished - 2018 Sep 2
Externally publishedYes


  • Activation agent
  • hydrogen production
  • hydrolysis reaction
  • recycle process
  • waste aluminum

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment
  • Nuclear Energy and Engineering
  • Fuel Technology
  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology


Dive into the research topics of 'Portable water-using H2 production materials converted from waste aluminum'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this