An ever-increasing dependence on green energy has brought on a renewed interest in polymer electrolyte membrane (PEM) electrolysis as a viable solution for hydrogen production. While alkaline water electrolyzers have been used in the production of hydrogen for many years, there are certain advantages associated with PEM electrolysis and its relevance to renewable energy sources. PEM Electrolysis for Hydrogen Production: Principles and Applications discusses the advantages of PEM electrolyzers over alkaline electrolyzers, presents the recent advances of hydrogen PEM fuel cells accelerating the large-scale commercialization of PEM electrolysis, and considers the challenges that must be addressed before PEM electrolysis can become a commercially feasible option.
Written by international scientists in PEM electrolysis and fuel cell research areas, this book addresses the demand for energy storage technologies that store intermittent renewable energy and offers the most complete and up-to-date information on PEM electrolysis technology and research.
- Cover the fundamental applications of PEM electrolysis
- Review the state-of-the-art technologies and challenges related to each of the components of the PEM electrolysis
- Address failure analysis and review available failure diagnostic tools
- Provide future direction for researchers and technology developers
PEM Electrolysis for Hydrogen Production: Principles and Applications provides a fundamental understanding of the requirements and functionalities of certain components and attributes of the PEM electrolysis technology that are common for both PEM fuel cells’ and electrolyzers’ hydrogen applications for energy storage. Beneficial to students and professionals, the text serves as a handbook for identifying PEM electrolysis failure modes and diagnosing electrolyzer performance to improve efficiency and durability.
Overview of PEM Electrolysis for Hydrogen Production
Nicola Briguglio and Vincenzo Antonucci
Fundamentals of PEM Water Electrolysis
Tom Smolinka, Emile Tabu Ojong, and Thomas Lickert
Electrocatalysts for Oxygen Evolution Reaction
Magnus Thomasse and Svein Sunde
Electrocatalysts for the Hydrogen Evolution Reaction
Marcelo Carmo, Wiebke Maier, and Detlef Stolten
NSTF for PEM Water Electrolysis
Bipolar Plates and Plate Materials
Conghua "CH" Wang
Current Collectors (GDLs) and Materials
Proton Exchange Membrane Electrolyzer Stack and System Design
Julie Renner, Kathy Ayers, and Everett Anderson
Characterization Tools for Polymer Electrolyte (PEM) Water Electrolyzers
Degradation Processes and Failure Mechanisms in PEM Water Electrolyzers
Modeling of PEM Water Electrolyzer
Ravindra Datta, Drew J. Martino, Yan Dong, and Pyoungho Choi
Fundamentals of Electrochemical Hydrogen Compression
Large-Scale Water Electrolysis for Power-to-Gas
Rob Harvey, Rami Abouatallah, and Joseph Cargnelli
Depolarized Proton Exchange Membrane Water Electrolysis: Coupled Anodic Reactions
Sergey Grigoriev, Irina Maruseva, and Artem Pushkarev
Generation of Ozone and Hydrogen in a PEM Electrolyzer
Isotope Separation Using PEM Electrochemical Systems
Mikhail Rozenkevich and Irina Rastunova
"This is a very useful reference book for a variety of people involved in research and application of PEM electrolysers."
—Sam Suppiah, Canadian Nuclear Laboratories
"This is the most complete and up-to-date review of PEM Electrolysis. It provides an excellent summary of the advantages of hydrogen as an energy storage and carrier medium as we move to a greater reliance on renewable and intermittent power sources. It not only touts the many advantages of PEM electrolyzers for large-scale energy storage, but it also presents the many technical and economic challenges in bringing these systems to market."
—John W. Weidner, University of South Carolina