Metrology for sustainable hydrogen energy applications. Hydrogen quality specification for fuel cell vehicles
Centro Español de Metrología (CEM), Temperature Department, Reference Gas Laboratory, 28760 Tres Cantos, Spain
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Hydrogen, as an energy source, is a clean and storable solution that could meet the worldwide energy demands in the future. The rapid progress of the fuel cell electric vehicles and related technology will require revising the standards that are too generic to enable a sustainable implementation in this emerging sector. The Reference Gas Laboratory of the National Measurement Institute of Spain (CEM), with academic support from University of Valladolid (UVa), through the 2015 Call for The European Metrology Programme for Innovation and Research (EMPIR), participates in the project “15NRM03 - Hydrogen - Metrology for sustainable hydrogen energy applications” that is coordinated by the Laboratoire National de Métrologie et d’Essais (LNE). This project aims at evaluating the probability of hydrogen impurity affecting fuel cells and developing analytical techniques for traceable measurements of the hydrogen impurity. The project will contribute to the standardisation development works through presentations and informative or normative guides. The Reference Gas Laboratory of the National Measurement Institute of Spain (CEM) is developing optimised methods and gas standards for the hydrogen impurity analysis leading to the implementation of the ISO 14687-2 . In this work, the results of the analysis of impurities of argon, nitrogen, oxygen and helium in first samples will be showed.
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