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Title: Principles and implementations of electrolysis systems for water splitting

Abstract

Efforts to develop renewable sources of carbon-neutral fuels have brought a renewed focus to research and development of sunlight-driven water-splitting systems. Electrolysis of water to produce H 2 and O 2 gases is the foundation of such systems, is conceptually and practically simple, and has been practiced both in the laboratory and industrially for many decades. In this Focus article, the fundamentals of water splitting and practices which distinguish commercial water-electrolysis systems from simple laboratory-scale demonstrations are described.

Authors:
 [1];  [2];  [3]
  1. California Inst. of Technology (CalTech), Pasadena, CA (United States). Joint Center for Artificial Photosynthesis
  2. California Inst. of Technology (CalTech), Pasadena, CA (United States). Joint Center for Artificial Photosynthesis and Division of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering
  3. California Inst. of Technology (CalTech), Pasadena, CA (United States). Joint Center for Artificial Photosynthesis, Division of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Beckman Inst. and Molecular Materials Research Center, and Kavli Nanoscience Inst.
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
California Inst. of Technology (CalTech), Pasadena, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), Basic Energy Sciences (BES) (SC-22)
OSTI Identifier:
1435807
Grant/Contract Number:  
SC0004993
Resource Type:
Journal Article: Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Materials Horizons
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 3; Journal Issue: 3; Journal ID: ISSN 2051-6347
Publisher:
Royal Society of Chemistry
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
14 SOLAR ENERGY; 08 HYDROGEN; 32 ENERGY CONSERVATION, CONSUMPTION, AND UTILIZATION

Citation Formats

Xiang, Chengxiang, Papadantonakis, Kimberly M., and Lewis, Nathan S. Principles and implementations of electrolysis systems for water splitting. United States: N. p., 2016. Web. doi:10.1039/c6mh00016a.
Xiang, Chengxiang, Papadantonakis, Kimberly M., & Lewis, Nathan S. Principles and implementations of electrolysis systems for water splitting. United States. doi:10.1039/c6mh00016a.
Xiang, Chengxiang, Papadantonakis, Kimberly M., and Lewis, Nathan S. Fri . "Principles and implementations of electrolysis systems for water splitting". United States. doi:10.1039/c6mh00016a. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1435807.
@article{osti_1435807,
title = {Principles and implementations of electrolysis systems for water splitting},
author = {Xiang, Chengxiang and Papadantonakis, Kimberly M. and Lewis, Nathan S.},
abstractNote = {Efforts to develop renewable sources of carbon-neutral fuels have brought a renewed focus to research and development of sunlight-driven water-splitting systems. Electrolysis of water to produce H2 and O2 gases is the foundation of such systems, is conceptually and practically simple, and has been practiced both in the laboratory and industrially for many decades. In this Focus article, the fundamentals of water splitting and practices which distinguish commercial water-electrolysis systems from simple laboratory-scale demonstrations are described.},
doi = {10.1039/c6mh00016a},
journal = {Materials Horizons},
number = 3,
volume = 3,
place = {United States},
year = {Fri Feb 12 00:00:00 EST 2016},
month = {Fri Feb 12 00:00:00 EST 2016}
}

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A comprehensive review on PEM water electrolysis
journal, April 2013

  • Carmo, Marcelo; Fritz, David L.; Mergel, Jürgen
  • International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, Vol. 38, Issue 12, p. 4901-4934
  • DOI: 10.1016/j.ijhydene.2013.01.151