Efficient photocurrent generation using a combined Ni-TiO

Francesca A. Scaramuzzo, Alfonso Pozio, Amedeo Masci, Francesco Mura, Alessandro Dell’Era, Antonella Curulli, Mauro Pasquali

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Abstract

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.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)727 - 733
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Applied Electrochemistry
Volume45
Issue number7
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 27 Jul 2015

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Chemical Engineering(all)
  • Electrochemistry
  • Materials Chemistry

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