Design and testing of a single-cell PEM electrolyser for small-scale hydrogen production under mild conditions

Antonio L. Tomas Garcia, Mojtaba Mirzaeian, Greig Chisholm, Abdul G. Olabi

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Abstract

Single-cell PEM electrolysers for small-scale hydrogen production in mild conditions were designed, built and tested at 40ºC and 6.9barg H2 differential pressure. The effect of membrane material, catalyst loading, and clamping pressure was studied for different cells, with the use of i-V curves, impedance spectroscopy, and gas crossover estimation. It was found that membrane selection and clamping pressure applied through bolt loading was more important than the effect of catalyst loading in either anode or cathode for cell performance, under the studied conditions.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication10th International Conference on Sustainable Energy and Environmental Protection
Subtitle of host publicationMechanical Engineering
EditorsJurij Krope, Abdul Ghani Olabi, Darko Goričanec, Stanislav Božičnik
PublisherUniversity of Maribor Press
Pages1-5
Number of pages5
ISBN (Print)9789612860578
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 5 Jul 2014

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NameSEEP

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Keywords

  • PEM
  • electrolysis
  • design
  • hydrogen generation

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Tomas Garcia, A. L., Mirzaeian, M., Chisholm, G., & Olabi, A. G. (2014). Design and testing of a single-cell PEM electrolyser for small-scale hydrogen production under mild conditions. In J. Krope, A. G. Olabi, D. Goričanec, & S. Božičnik (Eds.), 10th International Conference on Sustainable Energy and Environmental Protection: Mechanical Engineering (pp. 1-5). (SEEP). University of Maribor Press. https://doi.org/10.18690/978-961-286-057-8