• N.M. Martynenko The Gas Institute of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, Kyiv
  • A.S. Vavrish The Gas Institute of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, Kyiv
Keywords: hydrogen, carbon nanomaterials, nanotubes, sorption, hydrogen storage, accumulation


Current research on the sorption properties of carbon nanotubes (CNTs) is reviewed. The sorption-determining structural features of CNTs are analyzed, and their sorption mechanisms for gaseous substances are discussed. Special attention is given to CNT applications for storing of hydrogen gaseous substances. A brief consideration is given to the world state of the art of using hydrogen as an ecologically clean energy source for transport and power engineering on the whole. Basic methods of hydrogen storage presented together with the requirements imposed on the methods. The aim of the present review is to generalize the already achieved results of the structure and thermodynamic processes in carbon nanomaterials study to uniform understanding, and to define the future challenges for this area of studies, in particular concerning the hydrogen sorption by carbon nanotubes. Bibl. 60, Fig. 1, Table 1.

Author Biographies

N.M. Martynenko, The Gas Institute of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, Kyiv

PhD Student

A.S. Vavrish, The Gas Institute of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, Kyiv

PhD Student


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How to Cite
Martynenko, N., & Vavrish, A. (2015). ACTIVATION METHODS OF CARBON NANOTUBES FOR THE SORPTION OF MOLECULARHYDROGEN (REVIEW). Energy Technologies & Resource Saving, (4), 3-14. Retrieved from