%0 Journal Article
	%A I. Herraiz-Cardona and  C. González-Buch and  E. Ortega and  V. Pérez-Herranz and  J. García-Antón
	%D 2012
	%J International Journal of Chemical and Molecular Engineering
	%B World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology
	%I Open Science Index 68, 2012
	%T Porous Ni and Ni-Co Electrodeposits for Alkaline Water Electrolysis – Energy Saving
	%U https://publications.waset.org/pdf/11649
	%V 68
	%X Hydrogen is considered to be the most promising
candidate as a future energy carrier. One of the most used
technologies for the electrolytic hydrogen production is alkaline
water electrolysis. However, due to the high energy requirements, the
cost of hydrogen produced in such a way is high. In continuous
search to improve this process using advanced electrocatalytic
materials for the hydrogen evolution reaction (HER), Ni type Raney
and macro-porous Ni-Co electrodes were prepared on AISI 304
stainless steel substrates by electrodeposition. The developed
electrodes were characterized by SEM and confocal laser scanning
microscopy. HER on these electrodes was evaluated in 30 wt.% KOH
solution by means of hydrogen discharge curves and galvanostatic
tests. Results show that the developed electrodes present a most
efficient behaviour for HER when comparing with the smooth Ni
cathode. It has been reported a reduction in the energy consumption
of the electrolysis cell of about 25% by using the developed coatings
as cathodes.
	%P 823 - 829