In this paper an innovative electrochemical cell equipped with a composite photoanode consisting of an array of highly ordered TiO2nanotubes on porous nickel is described. The use of a combined anode makes the system suitable for working both in dark and under solar light exposure. Moreover, the use of a LED lamp as a light source allows to avoid side effects due to the heating of the system, thus giving a more reliable estimation of the produced current. Finally, the photo-electrolyser, due to its innovative design and the optimal management of the gas produced, could reduce of at least 3.5 % its energy consumption.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Chemical Engineering(all)
- Materials Chemistry
Scaramuzzo, F. A., Pozio, A., Masci, A., Mura, F., Dell’Era, A., Curulli, A., & Pasquali, M. (2015). Efficient photocurrent generation using a combined Ni-TiO. Journal of Applied Electrochemistry, 45(7), 727 - 733. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10800-015-0837-9