Hydrogen Generation through Electrolysis of Brine for Clean Energy Development in a Depressed Economy

Koleola Ebenezer Ojaomo, Tunji John Erinle, Dayo Hephzibah Oladebeye, Oluwasayo Dorcas Olakolegan
2020 IARJSET  
The study focused on production of hydrogen gas by means of water hydrolysis using electrolysis of brine. The alarming negative effect of hydrocarbon on the earth is on the rise every day. Hydrogen gas burns cleaner than hydrocarbon sources and it provides a solution to the problems constituted by other carbon emitting fuels. Therefore, a need to develop a hydrogen generator working on the principle of water hydrolysis for energy generation which is free from environmental hazards was
more » ... zards was considered. Hydrogen gas was produced from hydrolysis of water using aluminium electrode and brine as an electrolyte. The match test was used to detect the hydrogen gas produced during the experimentation. Therefore, the hydrogen gas generated from hydrolysis of 250g of NaCl in 21600 seconds yielded mass of 2.7grams with equivalent of 1.4 mole and volume of 30 dm 3 . It was observed that the higher the current passed the more the hydrogen produced when the concentration of conducting solution remains constant.
doi:10.17148/iarjset.2020.7415 fatcat:bmqkx3ovgfbmbo353gx3upphdy