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@article{Hankin:2016:10.1039/c6ee03036j,
author = {Hankin, A and Bedoya-Lora, FE and Ong, CK and Alexander, JC and Petter, F and Kelsall, GH},
doi = {10.1039/c6ee03036j},
journal = {Energy & Environmental Science},
pages = {346--360},
title = {From millimetres to metres: the critical role of current density distributions in photo-electrochemical reactor design},
url = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/c6ee03036j},
volume = {10},
year = {2016}
}

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TY  - JOUR
AB - 0.1×0.1 m2 tin-doped hematite photo-anodes were fabricated on titanium substrates by spray pyrolysis and deployed in a photo-electrochemical reactor for photo-assisted splitting of water into hydrogen and oxygen. Hitherto, photo-electrochemical research focussed largely on the fabrication, properties and behaviour of photo-electrodes, whereas both experimental and modelling results reported here address reactor scale-up issues of minimising inhomogeneities in spatial distributions of potentials, current densities and the resultant hydrogen evolution rates. Such information is essential for optimising the design and photon energy-to-hydrogen conversion efficiencies of photo-electrochemical reactors to progress their industrial deployment. The 2D and 3D reactor models presented here are coupled with a modified micro-kinetic model of oxygen evolution on hematite thin films both in the dark and when illuminated. For the first time, such a model is applied to a scaled-up photo-electrochemical reactor and validated against experimental data.
AU - Hankin,A
AU - Bedoya-Lora,FE
AU - Ong,CK
AU - Alexander,JC
AU - Petter,F
AU - Kelsall,GH
DO - 10.1039/c6ee03036j
EP - 360
PY - 2016///
SN - 1754-5706
SP - 346
TI - From millimetres to metres: the critical role of current density distributions in photo-electrochemical reactor design
T2 - Energy & Environmental Science
UR - http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/c6ee03036j
UR - http://hdl.handle.net/10044/1/43118
VL - 10
ER -