Microfluidic Hydrogen Production Chip
- A Microfluidic Chip that uses catalysts to produce hydrogen from various chemicals (Gas Phase or Liquid Phase)
- This page explores the concept of such a device, organizes available research, and plans the construction of such a chip
- Should be Operable at or near room temperature with little to no heating required (ie not steam reforming/catalytic thermal reforming)
- Modular Componets for Large Hydrogen Generators
- Micropower (Via ppHydrogen Fuel Cell]]s, Microturbines, Micro ICE's, or TECs)
Possible Fuels Used
- Methanol (Via A Platnum Catalyst ( CH3OH⇔CO+2H2 ) Paper on This Reaction
- Methane (Via A Nickel Catalyst ( ) A Paper on This Reaction with Methane or Biogas
Need more research to be looked up
- Diesel Fuel (Suggested in This 2001 Paper) unclear on which catalyst was used however
- Oils (As in algal or seed oil) need to search more for a catalyst
Needed Variations For Gas vs Liquid Operation
- Does Microfluidics vary from liquid to gas operation
- Main concerns are cappilary flow, and increased diffusion into materials/past valves with gasses
=Needed Variation for Polar vs Non Polar Liquids='
- Does the polarity of the liquid effect the Microfluidic Design?
- Gas Pressure?
- Liquid Pressure?
- Pumps used? (Could a simple Peristalic Pump be enough?)