Refereed full-length articles

2017

Bessarabov D, Human G, Kruger AJ, Chiuta S, Modisha PM, du Preez SP, Oelofse SP, Vincent I, Van Der Merwe J, Langmi HW, Ren J, Musyoka NM. South African hydrogen infrastructure (HySA infrastructure) for fuel cells and energy storage: Overview of a projects portfolio, Int J Hydrogen Energy 2017;42:13568–88. doi:10.1016/j.ijhydene.2016.12.140.

Beckman IN, Bessarabov DG, Buntseva IM. Mathematical methodology and software package for investigation of nonstationary hydrogen permeability in membranes used in electrolysers and hydrogen fuel cells. Int J Hydrogen Energy 2017;42:14667–79.doi:10.1016/j.ijhydene.2017.01.237.

Chiuta S, Bessarabov DG. Design and operation of an ammonia-fueled microchannel reactor for autothermal hydrogen production. Catal Today 2017. doi:10.1016/j.cattod.2017.05.018.

De Beer, F, van der Merwe, J, Bessarabov, D. PEM water electrolysis: preliminary investigations using neutron radiography. Phys Proc 2017;88:19–26.doi:10.1016/j.phpro.2017.06.002.

Engelbrecht N, Chiuta S, Everson RC, Neomagus HWJP, Bessarabov DG. Experimentation and CFD modelling of a microchannel reactor for carbon dioxide methanation, Chem Eng J 2017;313:847–57. doi:10.1016/j.cej.2016.10.131.

Feng Q, Yuan X-Z, Liu G, Wei B, Zhang Z, Li H, Wang, H, A review of proton exchange membrane water electrolysis on degradation mechanisms and mitigation strategies, J Power Sources 2017;366:33–55. doi:10.1016/j.jpowsour.2017.09.006.

Grigoriev SA, Bessarabov DG, Fateev VN. Degradation mechanisms of MEA characteristics during water electrolysis in solid polymer electrolyte cells, Russ J Electrochem 2017;53:318–23. doi:10.1134/S1023193517030065.

Grigoriev SA, Bessarabov DG, Glukhov AS. On the contamination of membrane – electrode assembles of water electrolyzers with solid polymer electrolyte by the elements of titanium alloys. Russ J Electrochem 2017;53:908–12. doi:10.1134/S1023193517080067.

Kirsten W, Kruger A, Neomagus H, Bessarabov D. Effect of relative humidity and temperature on the mechanical properties of PFSA NafionTM-cation- exchanged membranes for electrochemical applications, Int J Electrochem Sci 2017;12:2573–82.doi:10.20964/2017.03.57.

Preez SP, Bessarabov DG. Hydrogen generation of mechanochemically activated Al e Bi e In composites. Int J Hydrogen Energy 2017;42:16589–602.doi:10.1016/j.ijhydene.2017.05.211.

Preez SP, Bessarabov DG, Hydrogen generation by means of hydrolysis using activated Al-In-Bi- Sn composites for electrochemical energy applications. Int J Electrochem Sci 2017;12:8663–82. doi:10.20964/2017.09.22.

Vincent I, Bessarabov D. Low cost hydrogen production by anion exchange membrane electrolysis : A review. Renew Sustain Energy Rev 2017:1–15.doi:10.1016/j.rser.2017.05.258.

Vincent I, Kruger A, Bessarabov D. Development of efficient membrane electrode assembly for low cost hydrogen production by anion exchange membrane electrolysis, Int J Hydrogen Energy 2017;42:10752–61. doi:10.1016/j.ijhydene.2017.03.069.

Ameh AE, Fatoba OO, Musyoka NM. Influence of aluminium source on the crystal structure and framework coordination of Al and Si in fly ash-based zeolite NaA, Powder Technol 2017;306:17-25. doi:10.1016/j.powtec.2016.11.003

Annamalai P, Musyoka NM, Ren J, Langmi HW, Mathe M, Bessarabov D, Petrik LF. Electrospun zeolite-templated carbon composite fibres for hydrogen storage applications, Res Chem Intermed 2017;43:4095-4102. doi:10.1007/s11164-017- 2867-x.

Missengue RNM, Losch P, Sedres G, Musyoka NM, Fatoba OO, Louis B, Pale P, Petrik LF, Transformation of South African coal fly ash into ZSM-5 zeolite and its application as an MTO catalyst, C R Chim 2017;20:78-86. doi:10.1016/j.crci.2016.04.012.

Musyoka NM, Ren J, Langmi HW, North BC, Mathe M, Bessarabov D. Synthesis of rGO/Zr-MOF composite for hydrogen storage application. J Alloys Compd 2017;724:450–5. doi:10.1016/j.jallcom.2017.07.040.

Ren J, Dyosiba X, Musyoka NM, Langmi HW, Mathe M. Development of functional metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) for storing hydrogen in para form, Procedia Manuf 2017;7:34–8. doi:10.1016/j.promfg.2016.12.012.

Ren J, Dyosiba X, Musyoka NM, Langmi HW, Mathe M. Review on the current practices and efforts towards pilot-scale production of metal-organic frameworks (MOFs). Coord Chem Rev 2017;352:187–219. doi:10.1016/j.ccr.2017.09.005.

Ren J, Ledwaba M, Musyoka NM, Langmi HW, Mathe M. Structural defects in metal – organic frameworks (MOFs): Formation, detection and control towards practices of interests. Coord Chem Rev 2017;349:169–97. oi:10.1016/j.ccr.2017.08.017.

Ren J, Musyoka NM, Langmi HW, Mathe M, Liao S. Current research trends and perspectives on materials-based hydrogen storage solutions: A critical review, Int J Hydrogen Energy 2017;42:289–311. doi:10.1016/j.ijhydene.2016.11.195.

Ren J, Musyoka NM, Langmi HW, Mathe M, North BC, Mathe M, Pang W, Wang M, Walker J. In-situ IR monitoring of the formation of Zr-fumarate MOF, Appl Surf Sci 2017;404:263–67. doi:10.1016/j.apsusc.2017.01.271.

2016

P. Annamalai, N.M. Musyoka, J. Ren, H.W. Langmi, M. Mathe, D. Bessarabov, L.F. Petrik, Electrospun zeolite templated carbon composite fibres for hydrogen storage applications, Res. Chem. Intermed. 2017. In press.

J. Ren, N.M. Musyoka, H.W. Langmi, M. Mathe, S. Liao, Current research trends and perspectives on materials-based hydrogen storage solutions: A critical review, Int. J. Hydrogen Energy, 2017. In press DOI: 10.1016/j.ijhydene.2016.11.195

J. Ren, X. Dyosiba, N.M. Musyoka, H.W. Langmi, M. Mathe, Development of Functional Metal-organic Frameworks (MOFs) for Storing Hydrogen in Para Form, Procedia Manufacturing 7, 2016, 34-38.

L.N. Baloyi, B.C. North, H.W. Langmi, B.J. Bladergroen, T.V. Ojumu, The production of hydrogen through the use of a 77 wt% Pd 23 wt% Ag membrane water gas shift reactor, South African Journal of Chemical Engineering 22, 2016, 44-54.

X. Dyosiba, J. Ren, N.M. Musyoka, H.W. Langmi, M. Mathe, M.S. Onyango, Preparation of value-added metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) using waste PET bottles as source of acid linker, Sustainable Materials and Technologies 10, 2016, 10-13.

J. Ren, X. Dyosiba, N.M. Musyoka, H.W. Langmi, B.C. North, M. Mathe, M. S. Onyango, Green synthesis of chromium-based metal-organic framework (Cr-MOF) from waste polyethylene terephthalate (PET) bottles for hydrogen storage applications, Int. J. Hydrogen Energy 41, 2016, 18141-18146.

K. Wang, X. Kang, J. Ren, P. Wang, Nanostructured graphite-induced destabilization of LiBH4 for reversible hydrogen storage, J. Alloys Compd. 685, 2016, 242-247.

N.M. Musyoka, J. Ren, P. Annamalai, H.W. Langmi, B.C. North, M. Mathe, D. Bessarabov, Synthesis of a hybrid MIL-101(Cr)@ZTC composite for hydrogen storage applications, Res. Chem. Intermed. 42, 2016, 5299-5307.

T. Segakweng, N.M. Musyoka, J. Ren, P. Crouse, H.W. Langmi, Comparison of MOF-5 and Cr-MOF derived carbons for hydrogen storage application, Res. Chem. Intermed., 42, 2016, 4951-4961.

N. Engelbrecht, S. Chiuta, R.C Everson, H.W.J.P Neomagus, D.G Bessarabov. Experimentation and CFD modelling of a microchannel reactor for carbon dioxide methanation. Chemical Engineering Journal 2016. In press. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cej.2016.10.131 

S. Chiuta, N. Engelbrecht, G. Human,D.G Bessarabov. Techno-economic assessment of power-to-methane and power-to-syngas business models for sustainable carbon dioxide utilization in coal-to-liquid facilities. Journal of CO2 Utilization 2016;16:399-411

A. Tokarev,E. Kjeang, M. Cannon, D.Bessarabov. Theoretical limit of reversible hydrogen storage capacity for pristine and oxygen-doped boron nitride. International Journal of Hydrogen Energy 2016;41:16984-991

R.Peach, H.M. Krieg, A.J Krϋger, D. Bessarabov, J. Kerres. Novel cross-linked partially fluorinated and non-fluorinated polyaromatic PBI-containing blend membranes for SO2 electrolysis. International Journal of Hydrogen Energy 2016;41:11868-83

A. Tokarev, D. Bessarabov. Influence of annealing on pt electrocatalyst: Theoretical approach to estimate CO tolerance. International Journal of Electrochemical Science 2016;11:4198-42

P.J Cichon, A.J Krüger, H.M Krieg, D. Bessarabov, K. Aniol, J. Kerres. Sulfonated poly(arylene thioether phosphine oxide)s and poly(arylene ether phosphine oxide)s PBI-blend membranes and their performance in SO2 electrolysis. International Journal of Hydrogen Energy 2016;41:4521-37

I. Vincent, D. Bessarabov. Electrochemical characterization and oxygen reduction kinetics of Cu-incorporated cobalt oxide catalyst. International Journal of Electrochemical Science 2016;11:4002-15

P. Modisha, D. Bessarabov. Electrocatalytic process for ammonia electrolysis: A remediation technique with hydrogen co-generation. International Journal of Electrochemical Science 2016;11:6627-35

S.A Grigoriev, V.N Fateev, E.K Lutikova, A.S Grigoriev, D.G Bessarabov, X. Wei, J. Ge. CNF-supported platinum electrocatalysts synthesized using plasma-assisted sputtering in pulse conditions for the application in a high-temperature PEM fuel cell. International Journal of Electrochemical Science 2016;11:2085-2096

D. Bessarabov, A.J Kruger, S.M Luopa, J. Park, A.A Molnar, K.A Lewinski. Gas crossover mitigation in PEM water electrolysis: Hydrogen cross-over benchmark study of 3M’s Ir-NSTF based electrolysis catalyst-coated membranes. ECS Transactions 2016;75:1165-1173

S. Chiuta, R.C Everson, H. Neomagus, D.G Bessarabov. Hydrogen production from ammonia decomposition over a commercial Ru/Al2O3catalyst in a microchannel reactor: Experimental validation and CFD simulation. International Journal of Hydrogen Energy 2016;41:3774-85

2015

N.M. Musyoka, J. Ren, P. Annamalai, H.W. Langmi, B.C. North, M. Mathe, D. Bessarabov, Synthesis of a hybrid MIL-101(Cr)@ZTC composite for hydrogen storage applications, Res. Chem. Intermed., 2015. DOI:10.1007/s11164-015-2361-2. In press.
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T. Segakweng, N.M. Musyoka, J. Ren, P. Crouse, H.W. Langmi, Comparison of MOF-5 and Cr-MOF derived carbons for hydrogen storage application, Res. Chem. Intermed., 2015. DOI: 10.1007/s11164-015-2338-1. In press.
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J. Ren, N.M. Musyoka, H.W. Langmi, X. Kang, Tuning Defects to Facilitate Hydrogen Storage in Core-shell MIL-101(Cr)@UiO-66(Zr) Nanocrystals, Materials Today: Proceedings 2, 2015, 3964-3972.
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N. M. Musyoka, J. Ren, H. W. Langmi, B. C. North, M. Mathe, A comparison of hydrogen storage capacity of commercial and fly ash-derived zeolite X together with their respective templated carbon derivatives, Int. J. Hydrogen Energy, 40, 2015, 12705-12712.

J. Ren, N. M. Musyoka, H. W. Langmi, B. C. North, M. Mathe,  X. Kang, S. Liao, Hydrogen Storage in Zr-fumarate MOF,  Int. J. Hydrogen Energy, 40, 2015, 10542-10546.

J. Ren, T. Segakweng, H. W. Langmi, B. North, M. Mathe, Ni foam-immobilized MIL-101(Cr) nanocrystals towards system integration for hydrogen storage, J. Alloys Compd. 645, 2015, S170–S173.

J. Ren, N. M. Musyoka, P. Annamalai, H. W. Langmi, B. C. North, M. Mathe, Electrospun MOF Nanofibers as Hydrogen Storage Media, Int. J. Hydrogen Energy 40, 2015, 9382-9387.

J. Ren, N. M. Musyoka, H. W. Langmi, A. Swartbooi, B. North, M. Mathe, A more efficient way to shape metal-organic framework (MOF) powder materials for hydrogen storage applications. Int. J. Hydrogen Energy 40, 2015, 4617-4622.

J. Ren, H. W. Langmi, B. C. North, M. Mathe, Review on processing of metal-organic framework (MOF) materials towards system integration for hydrogen storage, Int. J. Energy Res. 39,  2015, 607-620.

N. M. Musyoka, J. Ren, H. W. Langmi, D. E. C. Rogers, B. C. North, M. Mathe, D. Bessarabov, Synthesis of templated carbons starting from clay and clay-derived zeolites for hydrogen storage applications, Int. J. Energy Res. 39, 2015, 494–503.

S Chiuta, R. C. Everson, H. Neomagus,  D. G. Bessarabov, Performance evaluation of a high-throughput microchannel reactor for ammonia decomposition over a commercial Ru-based catalyst, Int.  J. Hydrogen Energy 40, 2015, 2921-2926.

A. Tokarev,  A. V. Avdeenkov, H. Langmi, D. G. Bessarabov, Modeling hydrogen storage in boron-substituted graphene decorated with potassium metal atoms, Int. J. Energy Res. 39, 2015, 524-528. 

A. V. Avdeenkov, I. V. Bodrenko, D. G. Bessarabov,  A. V. Bibikov, A. V. Nikolaev, M. D. Taran, A. Tokarev,  E. V. Tkalya, Thermodynamical model for hydrogen storage capacity in carbon nanostructures, Int.  J. Hydrogen Energy 40, 2015, 4184-4193.

A. J. Krüger, P. Cichon, J. Kerres, D. Bessarabov, H. M. Krieg, Characterisation of a polyaromatic PBI blend membrane for SO2 electrolysis, Int. J. Hydrogen Energy, 40, 2015, 3122-3133.

A. J. Krüger, H. M. Krieg , D. Bessarabov, Effect of H2S on SO2-depolarised water electrolysis, Int. J. Hydrogen Energy, 40, 2015, 4442–4450.

A. J. Krüger,  J. Kerres, D. Bessarabov, H. M. Krieg, Evaluation of covalently and ionically cross-linked PBI-excess blends for application in SO2 electrolysis, Int. J. Hydrogen Energy, 40, 2015, 8788–8796.

2014

Andries J. Kruger, Henning M. Krieg, Jan van der Merwe, Dmitri Bessarabov, Evaluation of MEA manufaturing parameters using EIS for SO2, International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, 2014, Available online 24 September 2014.

N.M. Musyoka, J. Ren, H.W. Langmi, D.E.C. Rogers, B.C. North, M. Mathe and D. Bessarabov, Synthesis of Templated Carbons Starting from Clay and Clay-derived Zeolites for Hydrogen Storage Applications, International Journal of Energy Research, 2014, In press.

J. Ren, H.W. Langmi, B.C. North, and M. Mathe, Review on Processing of Metal-organic Framework (MOF) Materials towards System Integration for Hydrogen storage, International Journal of Energy Research, 2014,  In press.

J. Ren, N.M. Musyoka, H.W. Langmi, B.C. North, M. Mathe, X. Kang, Fabrication of Core-shell MIL-101(Cr)@UiO-66(Zr) Nanocrystals for Hydrogen Storage,  International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, 39, 2014, 14912-17917.

J.Ren, N.M. Musyoka, H.W. Langmi, T. Segakweng, B.C. North, M. Mathe, Modulated Synthesis of Chromium-based Metal-Organic Frameworks (MIL-101) with Enhanced Hydrogen Storage Uptake, International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, 39, 2014, 12018-12023.

J. Ren, B.C. North, Shaping Porous Materials for Hydrogen Storage Applications: A Review, Journal of Technology Innovations in Renewable Energy, 3, 2014, 12-20.

S.A. Grigoriev, K.A. Dzhus, D.G. Bessarabov, P. Millet, “Failure of PEM water electrolysis cells: Case study involving anode dissolution and membrane thinning”, International J of Hydrogen Energy, 2014, Available online 6 June 2014.

S. Chiuta, R.C. Everson, H.W.J.P. Neomagus, L.A. Le Grange, D.G. Bessarabov, “A modelling evaluation of an ammonia-fuelled michrochannel reformer for hydrogen generation“, International J of Hydrogen Energy, 2014, 39 (14), pp. 7225-7235.

V. I. Kostin, S. A. Grigorev, D. G. Bessarabov, A. Kruger, Hydrogen generation by solid polymer electrolysis with anodic depolarization, Chemical and Petroleum Engineering, Vol. 49, Nos. 9-10, January, 2014

Jan van der Merwe, K. Uren, G. van Schoor, D. Bessarabov, Characterisation tools development for PEM electrolysers, International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, 2014, 39 (26), pp. 14212-14221.
 
Steven Chiuta, Raymond C. Everson, Hein W.J.P. Neomagus, Dmitri Bessarabov, Experimental performance evaluation of an ammonia-fuelled microchannel reformer for hydrogen generation, International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, 2014, 39 (22), pp. 11390-11402.
 
A. Tokarev and D. Bessarabov, Modeling of bimetallic Pt-based electrocatalyst on extended-surface support for advanced hydrogen compression and separation, International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, 2014, 39 (15), pp. 7805-7810.

Retha Peach, Henning M. Krieg, Andries J. Kruger, Derik van der Westhuizen, Dmitri Bessarabov, Jochen Kerres, Comparison of ionically and ionical-covalently cross-linked polyaromatic membranes for SO2 electrolysis, International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, 2014, 39 (1) , pp. 28-40

J. Ren, D.E.C. Rogers, T. Segakweng, H.W. Langmi, B.C. North, M. Mathe, D. Bessarabov, Thermal Treatment Induced Transition from Zn3(OH)2(BDC)2 (MOF-69c) to Zn4O(BDC)3 (MOF-5), International Journal of Materials Research,  105 ,2014, 89-93

J. Ren, H.W. Langmi, B.C. North, M. Mathe, D. Bessarabov, Modulated Synthesis of Zirconium-Metal Organic Framework (Zr-MOF) for Hydrogen Storage Applications, International Journal of Hydrogen Energy 39 ,2014, 890-895.

J. Ren, T. Segakweng, H.W. Langmi, N.M. Musyoka, B.C. North, M. Mathe, D. Bessarabov, Microwave-assisted Modulated Synthesis of Zirconium-based Metal-organic framework (Zr-MOF) for Hydrogen Storage Applications, International Journal of Materials Research, 105, 2014, 516-519.

H.W. Langmi, J. Ren, B. North, M. Mathe, D. Bessarabov, Hydrogen Storage in Metal-Organic Frameworks: A Review, Electrochimica Acta, Volume 128, 10 May 2014, Pages 368-392 

2013

Anzel Falch, Roelof J. Kriek, Laser induced H2production employing Pt-TiO2 photocatalysts, Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology A: Chemistry 271 ,2013, 117– 123

Christiaan Martinson, George van Schoor, Kenny Uren, Dmitri Bessarabov, Equivalent electrical circuit modelling of a proton exchange membrane electrolyser based on current interruption, Industrial Technology (ICIT), 2013 IEEE International Conference, 2013, Pages: 716 – 721, E-ISBN : 978-1-4673-4568-2, 10.1109/ICIT.2013.6505760

Jan van der Merwe, Kenny Uren, George van Schoor, Dmitri Bessarabov, A study of the loss characteristics of a single cell PEM electrolyser for pure hydrogen production, Industrial Technology (ICIT), 2013 IEEE International Conference, Page(s): 668 – 672 , E-ISBN : 978-1-4673-4568-2,  10.1109/ICIT.2013.6505751

D.W. Nel, P. van der Gryp, H.W.J.P. Neomagus, and Dmitri Bessarabov Application of membrane technology in a base metal refinery, The Journal of The Southern African Institute of Mining and Metallurgy, v. 113,  2013, pp. 363-373, http://www.saimm.co.za/Journal/v113n04p363.pdf

Steven Chiuta, Raymond C. Everson, Hein W.J.P. Neomagus, Percy van der Gryp, Dmitri G. Bessarabov, Reactor technology options for distributed hydrogen generation via ammonia decomposition: A review, International Journal of Hydrogen Energy2013 Volume 38, Issue 35, 22, pp. 14968–14991

2012

Viatcheslav Berejnov, Zulima Martin, Marcia West, Sumit Kundu, Dmitri Bessarabov, Jürgen Stumper, Darija Susac  and Adam P. Hitchcock, Probing platinum degradation in polymer electrolyte membrane fuel cells by synchrotron X-ray microscopy, Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2012, 14, 4835-4843

Dmitri Bessarabov, Frik van Niekerk, Frikkie van der Merwe, Manie Vosloo, Brian North, Mkhulu Mathe, Hydrogen Infrastructure within HySA National Program in South Africa: road map and specific needsEnergy Procedia, 29, 2012, 42 – 52

I.V. Bodrenko, A.V. Avdeenkov, D.G. Bessarabov, A.V. Bibikov, A.V. Nikolaev, M.D. Taran and E.V. Tkalya, Hydrogen storage in aromatic carbon ring based molecular materials decorated with alkali or alkali-earth metals, The Journal of Physical Chemistry, C, 2012, 116, 25286−25292

S.A. Grigoriev and D.G. Bessarabov, PEM Electrolysis with Anode Depolarization for Production of Hydrogen, Transportation Using Alternative Fuels Journal (in Russian), №6 (30), 2012, 69-71 http://elibrary.ru/contents.asp?titleid=28247

H. Schoeman, H.M. Krieg, A.J. Kruger, A. Chromik, K. Krajinovic, J. Kerres, H2SO4 stability of PBI‐blend membranes for SO2 electrolysis, International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, 37, 2012, 603-614

Hugo Opperman, Jochen Kerres, Henning Krig, SO2 crossover flux of Nafion® and sFS-PBI membranes using a chronocoulometric (CC) monitoring technique, Journal of Membrane Science, 415-416, 2012, 842-849

2011

C. Lei, D. Bessarabov, S. Ye, Z. Xie, S. Holdcroft, T. Navessin, Low equivalent weight short-side-chain perfluorosulfonic acid ionomers in fuel cell cathode catalyst layers, Journal of Power Sources, 2011, 196 (15), pp. 6168-6176

J. Shen, J. Zhou, N.G.C. Astrath, T. Navessin, Z.-S. Liu, C. Lei, J.H. Rohling, D. Bessarabov, S. Knights, S. Ye, Measurement of effective gas diffusion coefficients of catalyst layers of PEM fuel cells with a Loschmidt diffusion cell, Journal of Power Sources, 2011, 196 (2), pp. 674-678

J. Kerres, A. Chromik, K. Krajinovic, A. Katzfuss, C. Seyb, K. Aniol, V. Atanasov, T. Kaz, T. Haering, A. Kruger, H. Schoeman, D. Bessarabov, H. Krieg, Monomers, Polymers and Cross-Linked Membranes for Membrane Fuel Cells and Electrolysis, ECS Transactions2011, 41 (1) 1621-1632