Around 40% of total industrial energy use is emitted to atmosphere as waste heat. The quality of the heat dissipated varies with temperature. About 60% i.e 40 TWh/a of waste heat is at less than 100 C. There are very few competing technologies that can utilize this heat to produce hydrogen. One of the upcoming technologies is Reverse Electrodialysis (RED). This technology working on the principle of salinity gradient across ion exchange membrane.
The project is in consortium including institutes such as Norwegian Research Council, Yara, Boliden, Glencore, KA Rasmussen, Noah, Solberg industry.
The project focuses on evaluating electrochemical performance of RED system using ammonium bicarbonate as salt to produce hydrogen. The candidate will be involved in developing setup, and, performing electrochemical measurements such as polarization curve, electrochemical impedance spectroscopy, cyclic voltammetry, and Tafel slopes. The project can accommodate up to two students.
- Yash Raka
- Prof. Odne Burheim
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