Adsorption Methods of Hydrogen and Methane Storage

for the Fuel Cell Application

Z.R. Ismagilov1, V.B. Fenelonov1, T.Ye. Podruzhina1, A.Yu. Derevyankin1, L.B. Avdeeva1,

T.V. Reshetenko1, Ch.N. Barnakov2, A.P. Kozlov2, S.K. Seit-Ablaeva3,

V.V. Chesnokov1, V.N. Parmon1

1Boreskov Institute of Catalysis SB RAS, Novosibirsk,

2Institute of Carbon and Chemistry of Carbon SB RAS, Kemerovo,

3Kemerovo Technological Institute of Food Industry


Adsorption of H2 and CH4 was performed at a pressure of to 100 atm on the samples of catalytic filamentous carbon (CFC) and supermicroporous active carbon (SAC) with a surface area ca. 3000 m2/g. It is shown that H2 is better sorbed on the CFC than on the SAC, while the opposite is observed for the CH4 adsorption. The high values of H2 sorption on the CFC (to 25-35 mg H2/g carbon) with a surface area of 100-300 m2/g is explained by hydrogen intercalation between the graphite-like CFC layers. Thus, it is worthwhile investigating the possibility of hydrogen and methane storage on the carbon porous materials.