The use of hydrogen gas from compressed gas cylinders is restricted, and has limits in terms of pressure, and therefore chemistry possibilities. Often, hydrogenation is restricted to specialized rooms, which are inconvenient to access and take up valuable space—as do cylinders used within ordinary laboratories. Compressed gas cylinders must also be carefully transported and secured, to prevent serious injury that can occur with improper handling and storage. Finally, there is an increased risk of inconsistent supply, which can hinder productivity.
Download this resource to learn about the first hydrogen generator designed for chemists, courtesy of Heidolph.