Electrochemical hydrogen pumps using Ba doped LaYbO3 type proton conducting electrolyte

Takaaki Sakai, Kaori Isa, Maki Matsuka, Takeshi Kozai, Yuji Okuyama, Tatsumi Ishihara, Hiroshige Matsumoto

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The electrochemical hydrogen pumping using Ba doped LaYbO3 oxide (La0.9Ba0.1YbO3-α, LBYb-91) was investigated in this work. It was found that LBYb-91 can conduct a large amount of protons as much as 100 mA cm-2 and the theoretical hydrogen evolution is actually occurred by the proton conduction. It was also found that LBYb-91 has high chemical stability against CO2 and H2O, and showed a comparable cell performance to SrZr0.9Y 0.1O3-α (SZY-91) with porous palladium electrode. The present study demonstrated that LBYb-91 is a potential candidate electrolyte material for the electrochemical cell to separate hydrogen from the reformed natural gas.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)6842-6847
Number of pages6
JournalInternational Journal of Hydrogen Energy
Issue number16
Publication statusPublished - May 30 2013

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment
  • Fuel Technology
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology


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