A hydride compressor is a hydrogen compressor based on metal hydrides with absorption of hydrogen at low pressure and desorption of hydrogen at high pressure by raising the temperature with an external heat source like a heated waterbed or electric coil.
The first applications of metal hydrides were made by NASA to demonstrate long-term hydrogen storage for use in space propulsion. In the 1970s, automobiles, vans, and forklifts were demonstrated. The metal hydrides were used for hydrogen storage, separation, and refrigeration. An example of current use are hydrogen sorption cryocoolers and portable metal hydride compressors.
- Electrochemical hydrogen compressor
- Guided rotor compressor
- Hydrogen storage
- Ionic liquid piston compressor
- Linear compressor
- Sodium aluminium hydride
- Timeline of hydrogen technologies
- Metal hydride thermal sorption compressor[permanent dead link]
- Hydride compressor Archived 2012-05-03 at the Wayback Machine
- Investigation on a three-stage hydrogen thermal compressor based on metal hydrides
- Investigation on high-pressure metal hydride hydrogen compressors
- Metal hydrides for vehicular applications: The state of the art
- Evaluation of hydride compressor elements for the Planck sorption cryocooler
- Metal hydride compressor Archived 2009-10-01 at the Wayback Machine