The aim of this project is to optimize the water photoelectrolysis
performance of the photoelectrolysis
-photovoltaic tandem-cell device by tailoring the microstructure of the thin film hematite photoanods, and up scaling from the laboratory scale to a prototype device.
Solar hydrogen generation; transition metal oxides in water photoelectrolysis
The cracking of water can be divided into three categories: electrolysis, thermolysis and photoelectrolysis.
Photoelectrolysis is one of the renewable ways of hydrogen production, exhibiting promising efficiency and costs, although it is still in the phase of experimental development (Holladay et al.
Photoelectrolysis is a complex of the solar energy collection and water electrolysis into simple semiconducting photoelectrodes.
Photoelectrolysis utilizes a photoelectrochemical (PEC) light collection system for the driving of the electrolysis of water.
Photolysis (also known as photoelectrolysis
or photochemical or photocatalytic water splitting) uses sunlight to split water molecules into its components.
According to HIA, the overall objectives of Annex 14 were to significantly advance the fundamental and applied science of photoelectrolysis
and to evaluate performance data regarding practical system efficiency and device lifetime.
- also known as "solar water splitting" - involves converting sunlight into an electrical current, and using that current to divide water into hydrogen and oxygen.
For problems such as nuclear fusion, photolysis, photoelectrolysis
, the major topics of basic research in the next few decades, the Canadian presence is frighteningly insignificant.