Acceleration of water electrolysis by accumulation of microwave energy at a Pt Disk Electrode

Fuminao Kishimoto, Kah Hon Leong, Shinichiro Kawamura, Naoto Haneishi, Shuntaro Tsubaki, Yuji Wada

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Abstract

The current density of water reduction using a commercial Pt disk electrode was enhanced under 2.45 GHz microwave irradiation. The transitional alternation of temperature distribution was explained with a heat-transfer simulation using COMSOL Multiphysics based on the finite element method. Results show that most of the microwave energy was converted into thermal energy at the vicinity of the Pt electrode. A local high-temperature region enhancing the water-reduction reaction was hence formed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1593-1596
Number of pages4
JournalChemistry Letters
Volume46
Issue number11
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2017
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Chemistry

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