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Solar Hydrogen Production via Aqueous Methanol Electrolysis

Arellano-Garcia, Harvey, Ife, MR and Sanduk, Mohammed (2017) Solar Hydrogen Production via Aqueous Methanol Electrolysis In: 27th European Symposium on Computer Aided Process Engineering – ESCAPE 27, Oct 1 - 5 2017, Barcelona, Spain.

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Despite having very clean combustion properties, the majority of hydrogen produced today still comes from fossil fuels. As such, there is a demand for renewably produced hydrogen, such as solar powered electrolysis, so that the hydrogen produced retains its clean credentials. Unfortunately, this process is plagued by inefficiencies and requires improvement in order to economically compete with fossil fuels. This work investigates solar hydrogen production via aqueous methanol (MeOH) electrolysis in comparison to pure water electrolysis in a directly coupled solar-PEM electrolysis system. Experiments were completed to investigate the impact of changing the MeOH concentration, power supply, and load characteristics on electrolysis and solar-hydrogen efficiencies. Simulation studies were then performed to analyse thoroughly the experimental data so as to gain an understanding of the yields and economics of utility scale solar–hydrogen facilities.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Conference Paper)
Divisions : Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences > Chemical and Process Engineering
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Date : 9 November 2017
Identification Number : 10.1016/B978-0-444-63965-3.50424-4
Copyright Disclaimer : © 2017. This manuscript version is made available under the CC-BY-NC-ND 4.0 license
Uncontrolled Keywords : Hydrogen production; Electrolysis; Simulation Studies
Depositing User : Melanie Hughes
Date Deposited : 22 Sep 2017 16:24
Last Modified : 17 Jan 2018 14:24

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