Hydrogen Storage Characteristics of Mixture of Lithium Amide and Lithium Hydride Using Severt’s Type Apparatus

  • Rohan Kalamkar
  • Vivek Yakkundi
  • Aneesh Gangal
Conference paper


In this work hydrogen storage characteristics of Lithium Amide have been reported. The purpose is to measure weight % of Hydrogen release through thermal decomposition route for Lithium Amide powder material. Further, the effect of addition of ball milled Silicon and Zeolite particles on the induction period and kinetics has been studied in detail using Severt’s type apparatus with the help of volumetric method. For Lithium Amide the temperature required to release the hydrogen at usable pressures is high (280–500 °C) for hydrogen-storage applications. Addition of catalyst results in reduction of decomposition temperature and increase in the amount of gas released with the improved kinetics. ASPEN PLUS™ software was used for simulation which examined the process parameters involved in reaction to validate use of a solid state material to store Hydrogen as an alternative source of energy.


Hydrogen storage Volumetric method Thermal decomposition 



Authors are thankful to the Gharda Institute of Technology, Lavel and University of Mumbai through minor research project grant for jointly funding the research work.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Rohan Kalamkar
    • 1
  • Vivek Yakkundi
    • 2
  • Aneesh Gangal
    • 3
  1. 1.Gharda Institute of TechnologyRatnagiriIndia
  2. 2.Lokmany Tilak College of EngineeringNavi MumbaiIndia
  3. 3.Annasaheb Dange College of Engineering & TechnologyAshtaIndia

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