Patent Number: 6,293,110

Title: Hydrogen cooled hydride storage unit

Abstract: A hydrogen gas cooled hydrogen storage element which includes a hydrogen storage alloy material in which hydrogen flow channels are provided. The flow channels provide pathways through the hydrogen storage material to allow for high speed hydrogen gas flow. A portion of the high speed hydrogen flow is stored within the storage material which releases its heat of hydride formation. The remainder of the hydrogen flows through the hydrogen storage material at a sufficient mass flow rate to remove the heat of hydride formation.

Inventors: Stetson; Ned T. (Auburn Hills, MI), Ramachandran; Subramanian (Sterling Heights, MI)

Assignee: Energy Conversion Devices, Inc.

International Classification: F17C 11/00 (20060101); F17C 7/00 (20060101); F17C 003/00 ()

Expiration Date: 09/25/2018