This work aims at analysing the performances of a prototype of ahighpressure Polymer Electrolyte Membrane waterelectrolyser. The whole work was funded in the framework of the Italian FISR (Research special supplementary funding) project. The highpressureelectrolyser prototype was manufactured by Giner Inc. (Massachusetts, USA), whereas the test bench was expressly designed and built thanks to the collaboration with LAQ INTESE (High Quality Laboratory – Technological Innovation for Energetic Sustainability) and with Sapio SpA (Monza, Milan, Italy). An electrochemical model of the electrolyser stack is developed, which calculates the theoretical open-circuit voltage via a thermodynamic analysis of the process, and then obtains the expected real voltage during operation by calculating the different overvoltages as function of the current. The final result of the model is atheoretical polarisation curve. Experimental results are then presented and compared with the modeltheoretical results, and thanks to an experimental data fitting it is possible to obtain the estimated values of some important process parameters and their trend in different temperature and pressure conditions.
|Titolo:||Theoretical model and experimental analysis of a high pressure PEM water electrolyser for hydrogen production|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2009|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|
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