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Title: Integrated photoelectrochemical cell and system having a liquid electrolyte

Abstract

An integrated photoelectrochemical (PEC) cell generates hydrogen and oxygen from water while being illuminated with radiation. The PEC cell employs a liquid electrolyte, a multi-junction photovoltaic electrode, and a thin ion-exchange membrane. A PEC system and a method of making such PEC cell and PEC system are also disclosed.

Inventors:
 [1];  [1]
  1. Sylvania, OH
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
National Renewable Energy Lab. (NREL), Golden, CO (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1015641
Patent Number(s):
7750234
Application Number:
11/134,929
Assignee:
The University Of Toledo (Toledo, OH)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
Y - NEW / CROSS SECTIONAL TECHNOLOGIES Y02 - TECHNOLOGIES OR APPLICATIONS FOR MITIGATION OR ADAPTATION AGAINST CLIMATE CHANGE Y02E - REDUCTION OF GREENHOUSE GAS [GHG] EMISSIONS, RELATED TO ENERGY GENERATION, TRANSMISSION OR DISTRIBUTION
C - CHEMISTRY C25 - ELECTROLYTIC OR ELECTROPHORETIC PROCESSES C25B - ELECTROLYTIC OR ELECTROPHORETIC PROCESSES FOR THE PRODUCTION OF COMPOUNDS OR NON-METALS
DOE Contract Number:  
NDJ-1-30630-08
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English

Citation Formats

Deng, Xunming, and Xu, Liwei. Integrated photoelectrochemical cell and system having a liquid electrolyte. United States: N. p., 2010. Web.
Deng, Xunming, & Xu, Liwei. Integrated photoelectrochemical cell and system having a liquid electrolyte. United States.
Deng, Xunming, and Xu, Liwei. Tue . "Integrated photoelectrochemical cell and system having a liquid electrolyte". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1015641.
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