Heat and mass transfer in a concentric-annular-tube bed packed with ZrV1.9Fe0.1 particles

S. Fukada, S. Morimitsu, N. Shimoozaki

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Pressure-composition isotherms of the ZrV1.9Fe 0.1-hydrogen system were determined by a constant volume method and were correlated to an empirical van't Hoff equation. The enthalpy change of hydrogen absorption was correlated to a function of the hydrogen-to-alloy atomic molar ratio. The entropy change was independent of it. Heat and mass transfer process in a concentric-annular-tube bed packed with the ZrV 1.9Fe0.1 particles was studied experimentally and numerically as a basic study of hydrogen storage at elevated temperature. A one-dimensional concentric-annular-tube bed was charged with hydrogen. The experimental profiles of hydrogen partial pressure and temperature were compared with numerical simulation calculated by the pressure-composition isotherm, a hydrogenating rate equation and two balance equations of hydrogen and heat. Another simplified analysis using three dimensionless lump parameters succeeded in estimating temperature profiles in the hydrogen-absorbing-alloy bed more easily. The simulation was able to make it better to understand contributions of experimental parameters such as the flow rate, surrounding temperature and other physical properties.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)305-312
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Alloys and Compounds
Issue number1-2
Publication statusPublished - Jul 28 2004

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Materials Chemistry


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