Hydrogen Mem-Tech’s Marie Strømsheim co-authors research article on ammonia and palladium membranes

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Proud moment for us in Hydrogen Mem-Tech: Our product developer, Dr. Marie Døvre Strømsheim, has co-authored a research article with two esteemed SINTEF mainstays in the ongoing Pallamonia project.

Earlier this year, we published a news article about the ongoing Pallamonia project. It focused on the potential key role of ammonia and hydrogen in the future of lower carbon emissions and greater energy diversification.

Now, we are proud to share with you an academic research article, recently published in the peer-reviewed scientific journal International Journal of Hydrogen Energy.

Their work uses density functional theory (DFT) to explore how ammonia (NH3) affects hydrogen (H2) permeability. It is specifically focusing on co-adsorption, adsorbate interactions, and segregation effects. Essentially: How will NH3 affect the membrane’s ability to let hydrogen through? What happens when both H2 and NH3 are adsorbed on the surface, the interactions between them, and how might NH3 affect the composition of Pd and Ag on the surface? Understanding these mechanisms is crucial for optimising our technology in hydrogen recovery from ammonia (NH3).

The Pallamonia research and development programme was initiated in 2022. Hydrogen Mem-Tech received a grant from The Research Council of Norway for a three-year innovation project for the industrial sector, with the renowned Norwegian research institute SINTEF as a partner.

A reminder that fundamental scientific investigations drive innovation!

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For more of a layman’s article on the Pallamonia project and the quest for using ammonia to unlock the potential of hydrogen, read our February 2024 Pallamonia story here.

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