Hydrogen generation from catalyzed solutions of sodium borohydride has been demonstrated experimentally up to 10 MPa. Sodium borohydride solutions are nonflammable, stable in basic solution, and offer a volumetric hydrogen density of 63.2gH2/l. In the presented work, the reaction rate data for catalyzed hydrolysis of sodium borohydride solutions as a function of hydrogen static pressure are coupled with a polymer electrolyte membrane fuel cells model. It has been shown that the elevated hydrogen pressure can bring the solution to equilibrium and tends to return to equilibrium upon pressure decrease. The model considers hydrogen demand from a fuel cell and the response of the high pressure hydrogen generator in terms of a mass balance. It is shown that 2–4 g of Co3B is adequate to hydrolyze 60 l of 30wt%NaBH4 solution.

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