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Steam Electrolysis

  • Hiroshige MatsumotoEmail author
  • Kwati Leonard
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Part of the Green Energy and Technology book series (GREEN)

Abstract

This chapter introduces steam electrolyzers for hydrogen production, beginning with the basic principles of operation. This is followed by a discussion of the types of cell components generally used and in commercially available devices, particularly the electrolyte and electrode materials. The efficiency is also explored. The use of alkaline water electrolysis in industry is discussed, and finally recent trends in research are explored.

Keywords

Steam electrolysis Electrochemistry Hydrogen production Water splitting Electrochemical energy conversion 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.International Institute for Carbon-Neutral Energy Research (WPI-I2CNER)Kyushu UniversityFukuokaJapan

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