PRODUCTION OF HYDROGEN FROM SEA WATER AS RENEWABLE ENERGY USING THE ELECTROLYSIS METHOD
1*L. Hakim, Novi Sylvia, R. Sari
Electrolysis is one of the acknowledged means of generating chemical products from their native state. This study looks into the possibilities of hydrogen production from seawater. This is true for hydrogen production from water. The use of seawater (saline water) as a feedstock for producing hydrogen by electrolysis is examined in this paper. Little consideration is given however, to the availability and the quality of the raw material used in the production of hydrogen; that is water. Under normal conditions of operation, the electrolysis cell behaves to produce H2/NaOCl rather than H2/O2. Experimental results are presented for the electrolysis of a wide range of power (DC voltage), kinds of the electrode (stainless steel, copper, aluminum), and times of electrolysis process. The results of the study indicate that the amount of DC voltage is very influential on the H2 flow rate and the highest H2 flow rate was 2.22 cc/sec (7,992 ml/hr).
Seawater, electrolysis, hydrogen, electrode, voltage