Retarding Forces Cancellation in Electrolyte Solutions-An Electrical Approach

Kaveh Mazloomi, Nasri Sulaiman


The process efficiency of electrolytic hydrogen production is enhanced regarding the transient response of a water electrolysis cell at the time of voltage application and disconnection. When such cells are connected to a power source, a momentary current surge passes through the cell charging the electrical double layer. In addition, the electrolysis process does not stop immediately after the cell is disconnected from its power source. An experimental electrolysis cell was constantly subjected to these phenomena under high frequency pulsating voltage conditions. Results show that the process efficiency is higher when the power is applied in the form of high frequency short pulses. Applied pulse width and frequency were as short as 25 nanoseconds and up to over 7 MHz respectively.

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