Anion exchange membrane water electrolyzers (AEMWEs) offer a cost-effective technology for producing green hydrogen. Here, an AEMWE with atmospheric plasma spray non-precious metal electrodes was tested in 0.1 to 1.0 M KOH solution, correlating performance with KOH concentration systematically. The highest cell performance was achieved at 1.0 M KOH (ca. 0.4 A cm−2 at 1.80 V), which was close to a traditional alkaline electrolysis cell with ≈6.0 M KOH. The cell exhibited 0.13 V improvement in the performance in 0.30 M KOH compared with 0.10 M KOH at 0.5 A cm−2. However, this improvement becomes more limited when further increasing the KOH concentration. Electrochemical impedance and numerical simulation results show that the ohmic resistance from the membrane was the most notable limiting factor to operate in low KOH concentration and the most sensitive to the changes in KOH concentration at 0.5 A cm−2. It is suggested that the effect of activation loss is more dominant at lower current densities; however, the ohmic loss is the most limiting factor at higher current densities, which is a current range of interest for industrial applications.
Elucidating the Performance Limitations of Alkaline Electrolyte Membrane Electrolysis: Dominance of Anion Concentration in Membrane Electrode Assembly / Razmjooei, F.; Farooqui, A.; Reissner, R.; Gago, A. S.; Ansar, S. A.; Friedrich, K. A.. - In: CHEMELECTROCHEM. - ISSN 2196-0216. - ELETTRONICO. - 7:19(2020), pp. 3951-3960. [10.1002/celc.202000605]
|Titolo:||Elucidating the Performance Limitations of Alkaline Electrolyte Membrane Electrolysis: Dominance of Anion Concentration in Membrane Electrode Assembly|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2020|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/celc.202000605|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|