PEM Water Electrolysis

PEM Water Electrolysis

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PEM Water Electrolysis explores technology gaps in the development of commercially viable PEM electrolysis systems for energy applications. This volume-from the popular Hydrogen Energy and Fuel Cell Primers series-brings together information from different sources, making it a useful reference for industry professionals, researchers and graduate students alike. It examines the fundamentals of PEM electrolysis and select research topics of interest in related academic and industry communities, such as gas crossover and AST protocols, laying the foundation for the exploration of industrial trends for PEM electrolysis, including power-to-gas application and the application of PEM electrolysis associated with energy storage.

Topics include the durability aspects of PEM electrolysis systems and components, accelerated stress test protocols, manufacturing aspects of large-scale electrolyzers and components, gas crossover problems in PEM electrolyzer safety, and the challenges associated with high-current density operation of PEM electrolyzers. A technology development matrix for systems and components requirements is also covered, as well as unconventional PEM water electrolysis systems, such as ozone generators.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 104 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 8mm | 133g
  • Academic Press Inc
  • San Diego, United States
  • English
  • 0128111453
  • 9780128111451

Table of contents

1. Brief Overview of Water Electrolysis (introduction, historical background, thermodynamics) 2. Polymer Electrolyte Membrane Electrolysis (Functional principles, operating conditions, performance) 3. Anode and Cathode Electrocatalysts (OER and HER) 4. Cell components (membranes, current collectors, plates) 5. Technology Status and Challenges (Large-scale testing, efficiency, current density, durability, gas-cross over, tradeoff between performance and cross-over, testing protocols) 6. Emerging Applications and related systems (Energy storage, radioactive waste treatment, hydrogen purification, hydrogen compression, SO2 electrolysis, etc.)
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About Dmitri Bessarabov

Dr. Dmitri Bessarabov joined DST HySA Infrastructure Center of Competence at North-West University and CSIR in 2010. He was recruited for a position from Canada as an internationally-recognised scientist with academic and industrial decision-making experience in the area of membranes, hydrogen and electro-catalytic membrane systems for energy applications and fuel cells. He obtained his PhD from Stellenbosch University in membrane technology for gas separation. Dr Dmitri Bessarabov held positions in Aker Kvaerner Chemetics, Ballard Power Systems and the Automotive Fuel Cell Cooperation (AFCC). Dmitri is also National Research Foundation-rated scientist in South Africa. His expertise includes membranes, MEAs and CCMs. He was leading CCM and MEA integration research team at AFCC for HyWAY 5 automotive program. His current responsibilities at HySA include leadership in the National Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Programme (HySA), providing excellence in management, research and product development, HySA Infrastructure Business Plan development and implementation, supply-chain and business development, engagement of industry into development activities. 1986 : Diploma of electrochemical engineering at "Ecole Nationale Superieure d'Electrochimie et d'Electrometallurgie", Grenoble, France 1989 : PhD in electrochemistry from "Institut National Polytechnique de Grenoble", France; Laboratory : Commissariat a l'Energie Atomique, Centre d'Etudes Nucleaires de Grenoble, France. PhD title : Preparation and optimisation of membrane-electrode assemblies. Application to water electrolysis.
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