CuCl-HCl electrolyzer for hydrogen production via Cu-Cl thermochemical cycle

Yanming Gong, Elena Chalkova, Nikolay N. Akinfiev, Victor N. Balashov, Mark V. Fedkin, Serguei N. Lvov

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The Cu-Cl thermochemical cycle is among the most attractive technologies proposed for hydrogen production due to moderate temperature requirements and high efficiency. In the present study, one of the main steps of the cycle - H2 gas production via CuCl-HCl electrolysis - was investigated using a newly designed electrolyzer system. The electrolysis reaction was performed with the applied voltage from 0.35 to 0.9 V. The current efficiency of the electrolysis system was evaluated based on the observed rate of hydrogen production. The effects of temperature and reagent flow rate on the electrolysis performance were studied. Several types of anion-exchange and cation-exchange membranes were tested in the electrolyzer, and their performance was compared with respect to process efficiency and tolerance to copper crossover.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationHydrogen Production, Transport, and Storage 3
Number of pages12
StatePublished - Dec 1 2009
EventHydrogen Production, Transport, and Storage 3 - 215th ECS Meeting - San Francisco, CA, United States
Duration: May 24 2009May 29 2009

Publication series

NameECS Transactions
ISSN (Print)1938-5862
ISSN (Electronic)1938-6737


OtherHydrogen Production, Transport, and Storage 3 - 215th ECS Meeting
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySan Francisco, CA

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Engineering(all)


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