Lookup NU author(s): Dr Xu Wu,
Professor Keith Scott,
Professor Suddhasatwa Basu
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A high temperature polymer electrolyte membrane water electrolyser (PEMWE) was investigated at temperatures between 80 and 130 C and pressures between 0.5 and 4 bar. Nanometer size Ru0.7Ir0.3O2 and Pt/C were employed as anode and cathode catalysts respectively. The catalyst coated on membrane (CCM) method was used to fabricate the membrane electrode assemblies. The membrane, oxygen evolution catalysts and MEAs were characterized with SEM, XRD and TEM. The influence of high temperature and pressure was investigated using in situ electrochemical measurements. Increasing temperature and pressure produced higher current densities for oxygen evolution, and smaller terminal voltages. The high temperature PEMWE achieved a voltage of 1.51 V at a current density of 1 A cm(-2), at 130 degrees C and 4 bar pressure. (C) 2011 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
Author(s): Xu W, Scott K, Basu S
Publication type: Article
Publication status: Published
Journal: Journal of Power Sources
Print publication date: 01/11/2011
ISSN (print): 0378-7753
ISSN (electronic): 1873-2755
Publisher: Elsevier SA
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