Modeling and analysis of an aluminum-water electrochemical generator for simultaneous production of electricity and hydrogen

H. Z. Wang, D. Y C Leung, M. K H Leung, Meng Ni, K. Y. Chan

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An innovative idea of using aluminum as anodes for the combined production of electric energy and hydrogen has been increased in recent years. This study developed a mathematical model for a simplified aluminum-water electrochemical co-generator, a typical type of the combined production systems. A reasonable agreement between the model predictions and experimental data was obtained. Effects of various factors, including the geometric parameters, electrolyte feeding velocity as well as electrode kinetics, were examined for the aluminum-water electrochemical co-generator based on the modeling equations. Some critical values for the future design of the aluminum-water co-generator were proposed.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)44-51
Number of pages8
JournalInternational Journal of Energy Research
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2011


  • Aluminum-water electrochemical generator
  • Analysis
  • Electricity generation
  • Hydrogen production
  • Modeling

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Fuel Technology
  • Nuclear Energy and Engineering
  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment

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