Researchers have learned how to convert ammonia into environmentally friendly hydrogen

A research team from the UNIST School of Energy and Chemical Engineering in Korea announced a breakthrough in

technology that converts liquid ammonia intohydrogen. The results of their researchers have attracted the attention of eight research communities around the world because of the analysis protocol that can find optimal conditions for the process.

Ученым удалось получить экологически чистый hydrogen in large quantities with a purity of almost 100% by decomposing liquid ammonia into electricity. In addition, according to the research team, this method consumes three times less energy than hydrogen produced by electrolysis of water.

Ammonia has become an attractive potentialcarrier of hydrogen due to its extremely high energy density, as well as ease of storage and handling. Moreover, electrolysis of ammonia to produce nitrogen and hydrogen theoretically requires an external voltage of only 0.06V, which is much lower than the energy required for electrolysis of water (1.23V), the research team notes.

The new method makes it possible to quickly make metal films. They are used in dozens of devices

Scientists suggest using for thisa gas chromatographic procedure that reliably compares and evaluates a new ammonia oxidation catalyst. Using this protocol, they were able to differentiate in detail the competitive oxidation reaction between ammonia oxidation and oxygen evolution with real-time monitoring, the research team said.

Using a pt catalyst, researchersefficiently produced hydrogen with less energy consumption. This will make the process common among small groups of scientists with limited resources. Lotte Chemical has already expressed interest in it.

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