Sustainable Hydrogen Production from Used Water

August 10th, 2022

R&D Focus Areas:
Electrolysis, Water use and treatment

Lead Organisation:
The University of Queensland

Monash University; Water Research Australia; GrapheneX


Start date:
January 2022

Completion date:
December 2024

Key contacts:
Professor. Xiwang Zhang,

Australian Research Council: AUD$541,000; Industry cash contribution: AUD$376,000

Project total cost:
Cash contribution: AUD$917,000; In-kind contribution: AUD$605,000

Project summary description:
The project aims to address the challenge of water scarcity in hydrogen production by developing an innovative approach of using used water as the feed for water electrolysis. The project will result in an in-depth understanding of the impacts of water impurities in used water on the performance and durability of water electrolysers, and develop guidelines for the design of highly durable water electrolysers and the operation and upgrade of existing wastewater treatment plants. The project will advance the practical applications of water electrolysis for scalable and sustainable hydrogen production.

Related publications and key links:
Not available at this stage

Higher degree studies supported:
Three PhD students supported


August 2022