Liquid organic hydrogen carriers (LOHC) are potential compounds that can facilitate chemical energy storage and hydrogen logistics using reversible hydrogenation. For the process development, the physical solubility of hydrogen in potential LOHCs is required. In this work, solubility of hydrogen in the potential LOHC systems toluene/methylcyclohexane, N-ethylcarbazole/perhydro-N-ethylcarbazole, and dibenzyltoluene/perhydrodibenzyltoluene was measured using the static isochoric saturation method. The data were measured at low pressures up to 10 bar within the temperature range of (293 to 373) K. Hydrogen solubility in hydrogenated forms of the LOHCs was found to be higher compared to the dehydrogenated forms. Solubility in all substances increased with increasing temperature within the whole temperature range under consideration. The temperature dependency of the Henry coefficient of hydrogen in the solvents was correlated using the Benson and Krause correlation.
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Journal of Chemical & Engineering Data, 2016, 61 (1), pp 643-649