Chlorine Evolution Catalysts for Efferent Seawater Electrolysis

December 19th, 2021

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Lead Organisation:
Griffith University



Start date:
July 2021

Completion date:
July 2024

Key contacts:
Huijun Zhao,

AUD$533,278- Australian Research Council (Discovery Projects)

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Project summary description:
Seawater is the most abundant aqueous resource on earth that is readily accessible at very low costs, but yet to be directly utilised for production of hydrogen fuel and commodity chemicals. This project aims to develop cheap and plentiful carbon-based high performance chlorine evolution electrocatalysts for seawater electrolysis powered by renewable electricity to realise the production of hydrogen, chlorine and sodium hydroxide directly from seawater. The electrolyser can also be used to treat desalination brine while produce hydrogen and chemicals.

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December 2021