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Acta Physico-Chimica Sinica  2007, Vol. 23 Issue (01): 107-110    DOI: 10.3866/PKU.WHXB20070122
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Hydrogen Production by Alcohol Electrolysis
SHEN Pei-Kang;WANG Sheng-Long;HU Zhi-Yi;LI Yong-Liang;ZENG Rong;HUANG Yue-Qiang
State Key Laboratory of Optoelectronic Materials and Technologies, School of Physics & Engineering, Sun Yat-Sen University, Guangzhou 510275, P. R. China
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Abstract  An economical method to produce hydrogen by direct electrolysis of methanol is developed. It is demonstrated that the hydrogen produced by the electrolysis of methanol can considerably reduce the consumption of electricity. The novelty of this technique is the inherent simplicity and the substantially lowered cost. Using these modified proton exchange membrane fuel cell membrane electrode assembly (PEMFC-MEA) as an electrolyzer, any scale requirements can be easily achieved. The combination of this electrolyzer concept with the concept of solar cells would economically produce hydrogen for storage and subsequent use in, or for in situ use in, fuel cells and chemical engineering applications.

Key wordsHydrogen production      Methanol electrolysis      Electrolyzer      Fuel cell      Hydrogen economy     
Received: 09 June 2006      Published: 08 January 2007
Corresponding Authors: SHEN Pei-Kang     E-mail: stdp32@zsu.edu.cn
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SHEN Pei-Kang;WANG Sheng-Long;HU Zhi-Yi;LI Yong-Liang;ZENG Rong;HUANG Yue-Qiang. Hydrogen Production by Alcohol Electrolysis. Acta Physico-Chimica Sinica, 2007, 23(01): 107-110.

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