Thermodynamic Analysis of a Unique Integrated Photoelectrochemical System for Multigeneration Purposes

  • Acar, C. (Speaker)
  • Ibrahim Dincer (Speaker)

Activity: Talk or presentationOral presentation


Hydrogen is a highly versatile energy carrier that may become one of the key pillars to support the future CO2-free energy infrastructure. When used in fuel cells, H2 is converted to water and it gives little or zero exhaust of greenhouse gases. For H2 economy to succeed, it needs to be produced in a clean, sustainable, reliable, and feasible way. The main objective of this study is to develop and investigate a continuous type hybrid photoelectrochemical-chloralkali H2 production reactor that converts the by–products into useful industrial commodities (i.e., Cl2 and NaOH). This system maximizes solar spectrum use by taking advantage of photocatalysis and PV/T. Furthermore, by using electrodes as electron donors to drive the photochemical reaction, the potential of pollutant emissions are minimized. The final products of this novel integrated system can be listed as H2, Cl2, NaOH, heat, and electricity. In this study, the effects of operating temperature on H2, Cl2, heat, and electricity production, energy and exergy efficiencies, and exergy destruction rates are presented.
Period16 Mar 2018
Event title3rd International Hydrogen Technologies Congress, IHTEC 2018
Event typeConference
Conference number3
LocationAlanya, TurkeyShow on map
Degree of RecognitionInternational