A large number of metallic alloys are currently under investigation in the field of hydrogen storage and hydrogen separation membranes. For such applications, the knowledge of the hydrogen diffusion coefficient in the given alloy is of great importance even if its direct measurement is not always easy to perform. In this view, the aim of this work is to describe an innovative procedure able to provide the lower limit of the hydrogen diffusion coefficient by performing hydrogen absorption kinetic experiments. Two different tools are presented: The first is a numerical code which solves the diffusion problem inside metals according to the general theory of the transport phenomena, and the second is a dimensional analysis that describes the dependence of the hydrogen diffusion coefficient from a few governing parameters. Starting from the results of several hydrogen absorption kinetic experiments performed on a Pd Ag sample under different experimental conditions, the hydrogen diffusion coefficients were assessed by using both the described tools. A good agreement among the results obtained by means of the two procedures was observed.

An innovative procedure to evaluate the hydrogen diffusion coefficient in metals from absorption measurements

Moriani A.;Tosti S.;Santucci A.;Pozio A.;
2019

Abstract

A large number of metallic alloys are currently under investigation in the field of hydrogen storage and hydrogen separation membranes. For such applications, the knowledge of the hydrogen diffusion coefficient in the given alloy is of great importance even if its direct measurement is not always easy to perform. In this view, the aim of this work is to describe an innovative procedure able to provide the lower limit of the hydrogen diffusion coefficient by performing hydrogen absorption kinetic experiments. Two different tools are presented: The first is a numerical code which solves the diffusion problem inside metals according to the general theory of the transport phenomena, and the second is a dimensional analysis that describes the dependence of the hydrogen diffusion coefficient from a few governing parameters. Starting from the results of several hydrogen absorption kinetic experiments performed on a Pd Ag sample under different experimental conditions, the hydrogen diffusion coefficients were assessed by using both the described tools. A good agreement among the results obtained by means of the two procedures was observed.
Dimensional analysis; Hydrogen absorption; Hydrogen diffusion; Numerical code
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