INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF HYDROGEN ENERGY, cilt.43, ss.10773-10778, 2018 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi)
Hydrogen adsorption capacity of Multiwalled carbon nanotubes (MWCNTs) decorated with Nickel (Ni) nanoparticles has been presented at room temperature and under moderate pressures of 4-20 bar. The functionalization of carbon nanotubes was carried by H2SO4-HNO3 reducing agents and the Ni supported MWCNTs (Ni-MWCNTs) were prepared by wet chemical method. The structure and morphology characterization of samples were performed by XRD, TEM, EDX and SEM analyses. These nanotubes then subjected to hydrogenation step by using Sievert's-like apparatus. The hydrogenation of the Ni-MWCNTs was performed at 298 K and moderate hydrogen pressures of 4-20 bar. The obtained results show that there is a correlation between hydrogen storage capacity and hydrogen pressure that; as the pressure was increased, hydrogen uptake capacity enhanced due to physisorption. In addition, maximum hydrogen storage capacity of Ni-MWCNTs was found to be 0.298 wt % at room temperature and under pressure of 20 bar. (C) 2018 Hydrogen Energy Publications LLC. Published by Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.