An Actuation Principle: The Electrolysis of Water

Cristina Neagu, Henri Jansen, J.G.E. Gardeniers, Miko Elwenspoek

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    In this paper the theory of water electrolysis in a closed electrochemical cell, that contains two electrodes, an electrolyte and a pressure sensor is described. From the leakage and electrochemical experiments done with this cell it is possible to obtain information about the applicability of the electrochemical principle in a closed cavity, the choice of the electrodes and electrolyte, and different types of leakages. Further, tests done with a control system, that consists of an electronic feedback system together with the electrochemical macro cell and the pressure sensor are presented. A value of the pressure is set and the regulator will actuate the electrochemical cell in such a way to get the desired pressure.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationSensor technology in the Netherlands - state of the art
    Subtitle of host publicationproceedings of the Dutch Sensor Conference, 2-3 March, 1998, University of Twente, the Netherlands
    EditorsA. van den Berg, P. Bergveld
    Place of PublicationDordrecht
    PublisherKluwer Academic Publishers
    ISBN (Electronic)978-94-011-5010-1
    ISBN (Print)978-94-010-6103-2
    Publication statusPublished - 1998
    EventDutch Sensor Conference 1998: Sensor Technology in the Netherlands: State of the Art - University of Twente, Enschede, Netherlands
    Duration: 2 Mar 19983 Mar 1998

    Publication series

    NameMESA monographs
    PublisherKluwer Academic Publishers


    ConferenceDutch Sensor Conference 1998


    • Electrolysis


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