Work Package 7
Development of corrosion resistant electrochemical energy conversion systems
Lead Beneficiary: RISE
Involved Partners: ITU, UAB, SP, JTH, AGH, UNIUD
Objectives: Development of corrosion resistant electrochemical energy conversion systems will be realized without significantly compromising the energy efficiency under different application conditions. Micro- and nanostructured electrodes consisting of metallic foams (e.g. Ni, Cu-Ni, Ni-Pt, Fe-Pt) with controlled porosity and self-standing metallic nanowires will be produced and tested. Potential loss of electrode efficiency during life time will be investigated both locally and globally. At component level, ageing phenomenon will be studied and correlated to the type and geometry of the micro- or nano-structure. At system level, the compatibility of electrodes with other components within the system will be evaluated. The corrosion properties of relevant metals in the system will be considered when exposed to the electrolyte environment, in case of galvanic coupling and leaking current.