Intermediate temperature steam electrolysis using doped lanthanum gallate solid electrolyte (2) effects of CeO2 interlayer on activity

Nitiphong Jirathiwathanakul, Hiroshige Matsumoto, Tatsumi Ishihara

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    Abstract

    Steam electrolysis is attracting much interest method to produce hydrogen and also the new energy recovery process of wasted heat energy. Up to now, Y2O3 stabilized ZrO2 (YSZ) has been used for a solid electrolyte and so the operating temperature is limited down to 1273K. This study is focused on increasing the performance of steam electrolysis by using LaGaO3 based oxide for electrolyte at intermediate temperature of 873 K, which is upper limit of the obtainable wasted heat. It was found that the formation amount of H2 is almost obeyed the Faraday law up to 1.8 V suggesting that the ionic transport number of oxide ion in LaGaO3 was kept to be 1 under the steam electrolysis condition. The electrolyzing current is improved as following order; La0.6Sr0.4CoO 3<Sm0.5Sr0.5CO3≪ Ba 0.6La0.4CoO3 for anode and Pt<Ni<Ni-Fe for cathode, respectively. Hydrogen production rate higher than 100 umol ml -1 min-1 at 873 K and 300 mA cm-2 were successfully demonstrated at 1.8 V in this study. Electrolysis reaction under various reaction conditions are also presented. The H2 formation rate increased with increasing total flow rate due to the diffusion resistance.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationEco-Materials Processing and Design VIII - ISEPD-8, Proceedings of the 8th International Symposium on Eco-Materials Processing and Design
    Pages1005-1008
    Number of pages4
    Volume544-545
    Publication statusPublished - 2007
    Event8th International Symposium on Eco-Materials Processing and Design, ISEPD-8 - Kitakyushu, Japan
    Duration: Jan 11 2007Jan 13 2007

    Publication series

    NameMaterials Science Forum
    Volume544-545
    ISSN (Print)02555476

    Other

    Other8th International Symposium on Eco-Materials Processing and Design, ISEPD-8
    Country/TerritoryJapan
    CityKitakyushu
    Period1/11/071/13/07

    All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

    • Materials Science(all)
    • Condensed Matter Physics
    • Mechanics of Materials
    • Mechanical Engineering

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