The electrochemical concentration oh hydrogen from a poor hydrogen-inert gas mixture has been investigated by means of an electrochemical cell similar in construction to a hydrogen-air fuel cell, hydrogen being transported as hydrated protons, thorough a Nafion membrane, from the inlet (anode) to the outlet (cathode) compartments of the cell. Galvanostatic and tensiostatic mode of operation have been investigated: in the first case an erratic behaviour of the cell has been observed, mainly because of the non-controllable variations of the membrane water content. Under tensiostatic conditions the role of the applied voltage, feed flow rate, water vapour content in the feed mixture and temperature have been studied, with two different designs of the gas feed distribution plates. From the analysis of experimental data it is possible to evaluate the current efficiency, the hydrogen recovery, the hydrogen purity, the exergy gain and the coefficient of performance of the cell.

Some fundamental aspects in electrochemical hydrogen purification/compression / C. Casati, P. Longhi, L. Zanderighi, F. Bianchi. - In: JOURNAL OF POWER SOURCES. - ISSN 0378-7753. - 180:1(2008), pp. 103-113.

Some fundamental aspects in electrochemical hydrogen purification/compression

C. Casati
Primo
;
P. Longhi
Secondo
;
L. Zanderighi
Penultimo
;
2008

Abstract

The electrochemical concentration oh hydrogen from a poor hydrogen-inert gas mixture has been investigated by means of an electrochemical cell similar in construction to a hydrogen-air fuel cell, hydrogen being transported as hydrated protons, thorough a Nafion membrane, from the inlet (anode) to the outlet (cathode) compartments of the cell. Galvanostatic and tensiostatic mode of operation have been investigated: in the first case an erratic behaviour of the cell has been observed, mainly because of the non-controllable variations of the membrane water content. Under tensiostatic conditions the role of the applied voltage, feed flow rate, water vapour content in the feed mixture and temperature have been studied, with two different designs of the gas feed distribution plates. From the analysis of experimental data it is possible to evaluate the current efficiency, the hydrogen recovery, the hydrogen purity, the exergy gain and the coefficient of performance of the cell.
Electrochemical compressor; Hydrogen compression; Hydrogen purification; Hydrogen recovery
Settore CHIM/02 - Chimica Fisica
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