Electrolyzer

The Copper Chlorine (Cu – Cl) hydrogen production cycle is a thermochemical cycle that uses waste heat from industrial processes to produce hydrogen gas. The cycle produces hydrogen gas through the electrolysis of a mixture of HCl, water, and CuCl. The corrosive properties of these materials require special consideration when developing an electrolyzer. The i-FuELs laboratory is working on developing such an electrolyzer to withstand the corrosive materials and to produce clean hydrogen to offset greenhouse gas emissions from the waste heat producing industrial processes. The work being done at the laboratory will ensure that future electrolyzer designs will produce hydrogen with minimal material degradation allowing for the clean and cheap generation of hydrogen.

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