Analysis of Hydrogen Production in Alkaline Electrolyzers

Janusz Kotowicz, Michał Jurczyk, Daniel Węcel, Włodzimierz Ogulewicz

Abstract


Increasing the share of renewables in the energy mix at the expense of non-renewable sources, which account for a major
part of base load power generation units, adversely affects the stability of power systems. In order to maintain stability, there
is a need to develop electric energy storage. One solution is to store surplus energy in the form of hydrogen. At present
hydrogen is mainly obtained in the processes of using non-renewable fuels. However, it may also be obtained through an
electrolysis process, powered by electricity produced from renewable energy sources. This article presents the principle of
operation of various types of electrolyzers and presents selected characteristics for alkaline electrolyzers.

Keywords


electrolysis, electrolyzer, hydrogen, efficiency

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