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A Demonstration of Carbon-Assisted Water Electrolysis
Chemical & Biological Engineering Department, University of Sheffield, Mappin Street, Sheffield S1 3JD, UK
School of Engineering and Engineering Technology, Federal University of Technology, Gidan Kwano Campus PMB 65, Minna, Niger State, Nigeria
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Received: 19 December 2012; in revised form: 22 February 2013 / Accepted: 5 March 2013 / Published: 11 March 2013
Abstract: It is shown that carbon fuel cell technology can be combined with that of high temperature steam electrolysis by the incorporation of carbon fuel at the cell anode, with the resulting reduction of the required electrolysis voltage by around 1 V. The behaviour of the cell current density and applied voltage are shown to be connected with the threshold of electrolysis and the main features are compared with theoretical results from the literature. The advantage arises from the avoidance of efficiency losses associated with electricity generation using thermal cycles, as well as the natural separation of the carbon dioxide product stream for subsequent processing.
Keywords: electrolysis; gasification; carbon fuel cell; solid oxide cell
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Ewan, B.C.; Adeniyi, O.D. A Demonstration of Carbon-Assisted Water Electrolysis. Energies 2013, 6, 1657-1668.
Ewan BC, Adeniyi OD. A Demonstration of Carbon-Assisted Water Electrolysis. Energies. 2013; 6(3):1657-1668.
Ewan, Bruce C.; Adeniyi, Olalekan D. 2013. "A Demonstration of Carbon-Assisted Water Electrolysis." Energies 6, no. 3: 1657-1668.