A vertically aligned carbon nanotube/fiber based electrode for economic hydrogen production by water electrolysis

Xiaozhi Wang, Hang Zhou, Peng Li, Wenmiao Shu, Gehan Amaratunga, William Milne

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Abstract

This paper presents a novel approach to maximize the current density of electrodes modified by carbon nanotubes for high efficiency hydrogen production. Multiwalled carbon nanotubes (MWNTs), due to their unique electrical conductivity and mechanical properties, have led to our interest in their application of MWNTs for water splitting purposes. The motivation for this work is to provide a platform which outperforms the traditional industrial material-graphite while still being compatible with the integration of other emerging technologies. These also require robustness in structure and performance in different electrolytes, and stability and reproducibility in the long term. In addition, it should be economically viable. The proposed graphite-MWNTs electrodes have been fabricated and tested in various conditions. Finally, performance and sustainability have been demonstrated.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - 2010 8th International Vacuum Electron Sources Conference and Nanocarbon
EditorsWei Lei, Xiaobing Zhang, Zhiwei Zhao
Place of PublicationPiscataway, NJ.
PublisherIEEE
Pages488-489
Number of pages2
ISBN (Print)9781424466429
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 29 Nov 2010

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Keywords

  • water
  • carbon nanotubes
  • current density
  • electrodes
  • electrolysis
  • electrolytes
  • fibres
  • graphite
  • hydrogen production

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Wang, X., Zhou, H., Li, P., Shu, W., Amaratunga, G., & Milne, W. (2010). A vertically aligned carbon nanotube/fiber based electrode for economic hydrogen production by water electrolysis. In W. Lei, X. Zhang, & Z. Zhao (Eds.), Proceedings - 2010 8th International Vacuum Electron Sources Conference and Nanocarbon (pp. 488-489). Piscataway, NJ.: IEEE. https://doi.org/10.1109/IVESC.2010.5644244