A New Developed Photoelectrochemical Cell for Hydrogen Generation

Year : 2023 | Volume : 01 | Issue : 01 | Page : 1-10
By

    M. Shoikhedbrod

  1. Active Director, Electromagnetic Impulse Inc, North York, Ontario M3J 1K7,, Canada

Abstract

There are many methods for the industrial production of hydrogen, including: steam reforming of methane and natural gas; coal gasification; biotechnology; electrolysis of water, etc. The most effective method of obtaining of pure hydrogen is the use of photoelectrochemical cell. Photoelectrochemical cells produces hydrogen directly from solar energy. In a photoelectrochemical cell, a silicon semiconductor with an anode attached to it, immersed in an aqueous electrolyte solution and excited by two photons of light, forms two hydrogen cations and half an oxygen molecule, which floats from the anode to the free surface of water in the form of a gas bubble. The resulting two hydrogen cations, reaching of the cathode, form a gaseous hydrogen molecule, which in an aqueous electrolyte solution takes the form of an electrolytic bubble of gaseous hydrogen that floats from the cathode to the free surface of the aqueous electrolyte solution. However, the existing photoelectrochemical cells, used today are expensive, have limitations in materials, which significantly hinders their effectiveness. The article presents a developed hydrogen generator that produces pure hydrogen at a below market price using a photo-electrochemical cell, having a specially designed electrolysis base, including a fire hose material membrane, located between a silicon semiconductor with attached mesh anode; a made from burnt graphite cathode and mechanism for adjusting the gap between electrodes at the bottom of the photoelectrochemical cell. The design of a large reactor with built-in photoelectrochemical cells will be considered.

Keywords: Solar energy, Photoelectrochemical cells, Water electrolysis, Hydrogen and oxygen generator, Electrolysis base, Membrane from a fire hose

[This article belongs to International Journal of Photobiology(ijp)]

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Volume 01
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Received March 30, 2023
Accepted April 19, 2023
Published April 24, 2023