Electroanalytic effects of ultrasound on a hydrogen evolution reaction in KOH

Cory Budischak, Christiana Honsberg, Robert L. Opila

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Abstract

Due to the sun's intermittent nature, there must be energy storage on a large scale in order for solar energy to provide society's energy needs. One way to store this energy would be producing hydrogen through an electrochemical reaction. It has long been known that ultrasonic irradiation has positive effects in electrochemistry. However, the exact mechanisms that produce these effects are unknown. Much of the literature on the subject focuses on measuring product amounts after a number of minutes or hours. The following work uses linear scan voltammetry and chronoamperometry to analyze a hydrogen evolution reaction in KOH. The results indicate a strong, positive effect due to ultrasonic irradiation. Other processes that convert light directly into hydrogen, such as photoelectrochemical cells, can also benefit from this research.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication33rd IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference, PVSC 2008
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2008
Externally publishedYes
Event33rd IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference, PVSC 2008 - San Diego, CA, United States
Duration: May 11 2008May 16 2008

Publication series

NameConference Record of the IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference
ISSN (Print)0160-8371

Other

Other33rd IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference, PVSC 2008
CountryUnited States
CitySan Diego, CA
Period5/11/085/16/08

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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