Boyd Davis

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Recent Research Projects

Automobile of the 21st Century/L'automobile du XXIe siècle

2012/13-2014/15 • $13,487,000 • PI,CO
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Properties and applications of moten metal hydride systems

2010/11-2014/15 • $115,000 • PI
This research project seeks to open the field of molten hydrides to potential commercial applications by better understanding the fundamental nature of liquid solutions of ionic hydrides. The work will engage 1 PhD student and 2 MSc students, as well as 4 undergraduate students, to study the way...

NSERC Hydrogen Canada (H2CAN) Strategic Research Network

2010/11-2013/14 • $3,923,325 • PI,CO
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Automobile of the 21st Century/L'automobile du XXIe siècle

2010/11-2011/12 • $8,700,000 • PI,CO
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Application of molten salt hydrates to laterite upgrading

2010/11 • $61,000 • PI,CO
Molten Salt Hydrates (MSHs) are promising media for chemical metallurgical processes. These are highly concentrated salt solutions, for example, molten FeSO4-7H2O or CaCl2-4H2O where the polar water molecule is bound to the salt. This gives MSHs a number of unusual properties that put them in a...



Combinations of catalyst and compound are described that are suitable for use in a thermally regenerative fuel cell. Such combinations offer greater than 99% selectivity and accordingly they cycle through a reversible dehydrogenation process with substantially no loss due to byproduct formation. Combinations of secondary benzylic alcohols and Pd/SiO2 catalysts offer levels of by-products that are undetectable by NMR and GC analysis. With such TRFC, thermal energy can be converted into...
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