An introduction to electrochemical energy conversion
From basic principles to where we stand
MPI für Kohlenforschung – Mülheim an der Ruhr, Germany
Published online: 16 December 2020
This paper is meant to provide a basic introduction to electrochemical energy conversion. It should be a low-barrier entry point for reading the relevant literature and understanding the basic phenomena, approaches and techniques. Starting with some basics of electrochemistry to establish the most important techniques, I will touch upon established electrochemical processes which are carried out today on industrial scale to finish with an outline of state-of-the art research on proton exchange membrane fuel cells and electrolysers for water splitting.
© The Authors, published by EDP Sciences, 2020
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