Institut de Chimie Moléculaire et des Matériaux d'Orsay

Equipe de Recherche et d'Innovation en Electrochimie pour l'Energie (ERIEE)

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Water dissociation by PEM electrolysis

 

 

 

 

electrocatalysis

  • platinum group metals for HER/OER

  • molecular electrocatalysis

 

 

1a

Pt and PtPd nanoparticles on C powder and nano-fibers



1b

Polarization curves of PEM
water electrolysis cells.

 

1c

Cyclic voltamograms of Co clathrochelates used for
the hydrogen evolution reaction.

 

 

membrane-electrode assemblies

  • MEA manufacturing

  • MEA characterization

 

 

1d

Manufacturing of PEM MEAs
using ink printing technique

 

1e

PEM membrane-electrode
assemblies

 

1f

Electrochemical characterization
of PEM
water electrolysis cells.

 

 

modeling/optimization

  • catalyst characterization (exafs, IR, etc.)

  • cell modelling

  • electrochemical impedance spectroscopy

 

 

  1g

Exafs/xanes spectra of cobalt chlathrochelates

 


1h

Electrical analogy for a PEM water electrolysis cell

 

1i

Impedance diagrams of a PEM water electrolysis cell vs. cell voltage.

 

 

electrochemical engineering

  • Conception of PEM water electrolysis cells

  • Conception of PEM water electrolysis stacks

  • Hydrodynamics, fluid mechanics

 


 1J

 

Model PEM water electrolysis cell

 


1k

Model PEM water electrolysis stack

 1l

PEM water electrolysis bi-stack

 

 

R&D technology platform

  • technology developments
  • partnership with the industry sector
  • test of PEM water electrolysis stacks
  • up to 5 Nm3 H2/hr, 50 bars, 24h/24h
  • performance measurements and ageing tests

 


1m

Atex equipment setup for the characterization of PEM water electrolysis stacks.


  1n

PEM water electrolysis monitoring software.

 1o

Electrochemical characterization of PEM water electrolysis stacks.

 

Some related scientific publications

  • P. Millet, R. Durand and M. Pinéri, New Solid Polymer Electrolyte composites for water electrolysis, J. Appl. Electrochem., 19 (1989) 162-166

  • P. Millet, R. Durand and M. Pinéri, Preparation of new Solid Polymer Electrolyte composites for water electrolysis, Int. J. Hydrogen Energy, 15 (1990) 245-253

  • P. Millet, Water electrolysis using EME technology : temperature profile inside a Nafion membrane during electrolysis, Electrochim. Acta, 36 (1990) 263-267

  • F. Andolfatto, R. Durand, A. Michas, P. Millet and P. Stevens, Solid Polymer Electrolyte water electrolysis : electrocatalysis and long term stability, Int. J. Hydrogen Energy, 19 (1994) 421-427

  • P. Millet, F. Andolfatto and R. Durand, Design and performances of a Solid Polymer Electrolyte water electrolyser, Int. J. Hydrogen Energy, 21 (1996) 87-96

  • O. Pantani, E. Anxolabéhère-Mallart, A. Aukauloo, P. Millet, Electroactivity of cobalt and nickel glyoximes with regard to the electro-reduction of protons into molecular hydrogen in acidic media, Electrochem. Commun., 9 (2007) 54-58

  • S. Grigoriev, P. Millet, V. N. Fateev, Evaluation of carbon-supported Pt and Pd nanoparticles for the hydrogen evolution reaction in PEM water electrolysers, J. Power Sources, 177 (2008) 281-285

  • O. Pantani, S. Naskar, R. Guillot, P. Millet, E. Anxolabéhère, A. Aukauloo, Cobalt Clathrochelate Complexes as Hydrogen-Producing Catalysts, Angewandte Chemie Int. Ed. 120 (2008), 10096-10098.

  • S. Grigoriev, L.I. Ilyukhina, P.H. Middleton, P. Millet, T.O. Saetre, V. N. Fateev, A comparative evaluation of palladium and platinum nanoparticles as catalysts in PEM electrochemical cells, International Journal of Nuclear Hydrogen Production and Applications, 1-4 (2008) 343-354

  • P. Millet, D. Dragoe, S. Grigoriev, V. Fateev, C. Etievant, GenHyPEM : a research program on PEM water electrolysis supported by the European Commission, Int. J. Hydrogen Energy, 34 (2009) 4974-4982

  • P. Millet, R. Ngameni, S.A. Grigoriev, N. Mbemba, F. Brisset, A. Ranjbari, C. Etiévant, PEM water electrolyzers : from electrocatalysis to stack development, Int. J. Hydrogen Energy, 35 (2010) 5043-5052

  • S.A. Grigoriev, M.S. Mamat, K.A. Dzhus, G.S. Walker, P. Millet, Platinum and palladium nanoparticles supported by Graphitic nano-fibers as catalysts for PEM water electrolysis, Int. J. Hydrogen Energy, 36 (2011) 4143-4147

  • M-T. Dinh Nguyen, A. Ranjbari, L. Catala, F. Brisset, P. Millet and A. Aukauloo, Implementing Molecular Catalysts for Hydrogen Production in Proton Exchange Membrane Water Electrolysers, Coord. Chem. Review, 256 (2012) 2435 – 2444.

  • A.A. Fedotov, S.A. Grigoriev, E.K. Lyutikova, P. Millet and V.N. Fateev, Characterization of carbon-supported platinum nano-particles synthesized using magnetron sputtering for application in PEM electrochemical systems, Int. J. Hydrogen Energy, 38 (2013) 426-430

  • A.A. Fedotov, S.A. Grigoriev, P. Millet and V.N. Fateev, Plasma-assisted Pt and Pt-Pd nano-particles deposition on carbon carriers for application in PEM electrochemical cells, Int. J. Hydrogen Energy, 38-20 (2013) 8568-8574

  • C. Rozain, P. Millet, Electrochemical characterization of Polymer Electrolyte Membrane Water Electrolysis Cells, Electrochimica Acta, 131 (2014) 160-167.