Comparative Study on Application of Bimetallic Pt-Based Alloy Electrocatalysts in Advanced Chlor-Alkali Electrolysis

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Application of an oxygen-depolarized cathode will contribute to energy saving in chlor-alkali electrolysis. For this purpose, the development of high-performance cathode with the best electrocatalyst is essential. Using bimetallic Pt-based alloy electrocatalysts including PtPd and PtAg carbon-supported in oxygen-depolarized cathode chlor-alkali cell has been shown to have the high cell performance. This study presents application of PtRu carbon supported electrocatalyst oxygen-depolarized cathode and performance comparison of cells with carbon-supported PtRu, PtPd and PtAg electrocatalysts cathodes using the same DSA-Cl2 anode. Results show that there are quite similarity between the effects of various factors on the caustic current efficiency (CCE) in a zero-gap oxygen-depolarized chlor-alkali cells employing carbon-supported PtPd, PtRu and PtAg electrocatalysts. Besides, it seems that the PtPd/C electrocatalyst cathode has relatively higher performance than the other cathodes with PtAg/C and PtRu/C electrocatalysts in zero-gap chlor-alkali cells.

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F. Farzami, E. Joudaki and S. Hashemi, "Comparative Study on Application of Bimetallic Pt-Based Alloy Electrocatalysts in Advanced Chlor-Alkali Electrolysis," Engineering, Vol. 3 No. 8, 2011, pp. 836-841. doi: 10.4236/eng.2011.38102.

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