Optimization of a two-compartment photoelectrochemical cell for solar hydrogen production

Grzegorz Milczarek, Atsuo Kasuya, Sergiy Mamykin, T. Arai, K. Shinoda, K. Tohji

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A two-compartment photoelectrochemical cell consisting of a CdS photoanode immersed in aqueous sulfide solution, Nafion membrane, platinum cathode and sulfuric acid solution as the dark-compartment electrolyte was constructed. The effects of the concentrations of the electrolytes, membrane surface and cathode materials on the performance of the cell were studied to reach high quantum yield of hydrogen production. Under optimized conditions, light to hydrogen conversion efficiency up to 12% was observed under sun light illumination.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)919-926
Number of pages8
JournalInternational Journal of Hydrogen Energy
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - 2003 Apr


  • Cadmium sulfide
  • Hydrogen production
  • Photoanode
  • Photoelectrochemical cell


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