Water Splitting Test Cell for Renewable Energy Storage as Hydrogen Gas
George Passas and Charles W Dunnill*
Energy Safety Research Institute (ESRI), Swansea University, College of Engineering, Bay Campus, United Kingdom
- Corresponding Author:
- Dunnill CW
Energy Safety Research Institute (ESRI)
Swansea University, College of Engineering
Bay Campus, United Kingdom
E-mail: [email protected] Swansea.ac.uk
Received date: September 14, 2015; Accepted date: September 29, 2015; Published date: September 31,2015
Citation: Passas G, Dunnill CW (2015) Water Splitting Test Cell for Renewable Energy Storage as Hydrogen Gas. J Fundam Renewable Energy Appl 5:188. doi:10.4172/2090-4541.1000188
Copyright: © 2015 Passas G, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
The simple water splitting electrolysis cell has been shown that can easily be used to assess iteratively changed aspects of design and operation for the water splitting process and the design concepts for water splitting devices. The design characteristics and materials have been discussed such that a cheap and easy starting point for the assessment of design and process modification can be fully assessed. Concentration of electrolyte, and distance between electrodes have been shown to be key to the resistance of the cell and therefore to the efficiency of the process. This test cell will form the basis for comparison for future research regarding a number of aspects of potential improvements to the water splitting process.