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Research & Development in Material Science

Material Aspects Pertaining to Hydrogen Production from Aluminum: Opinion

  • Open or CloseSP du Preez* and Bessarabov DG*

    Faculty of Engineering, North-West University (NWU), South Africa

    *Corresponding author:SP du Preez and Bessarabov DG, HySA Infrastructure, Faculty of Engineering, North-West University (NWU), Private Bag X6001, Potchefstroom 2520, South Africa

Submission: October 07, 2019;Published: October 15, 2019

DOI: 10.31031/RDMS.2019.12.000778

ISSN : 2576-8840
Volume12 Issue1


The use of lightweight metals as hydrolyzing materials for hydrogen (H2) generation has attracted much attention in recent years. This is clearly evident when one considers the continuous stream of publications being made available in the public peer-reviewed domain on the subject. Metal-based hydrolyzing materials are combined with water, under certain conditions, to allow the hydrolysis reaction, yielding high-purity H2 on demand. Of the lightweight metals investigated, aluminum (Al) has shown significant potential as it is lightweight, relatively inexpensive, and abundant.

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