Coated stainless steels evaluation for bipolar plates in PEM water electrolysis conditions

Nuria Rojas, Margarita Sánchez-Molina, Gema Sevilla, Ernesto Amores, Eluxka Almandoz, Joseba Esparza, Marlon R. Cruz Vivas, Carles Colominas

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Proton exchange membrane water electrolysis (PEMWE) is a promising technology to be incorporated in the production of green hydrogen, but one of its limitation to market penetration is the cost of bipolar plates (BPP). Aiming to reduce the cost of PEMWE stack, different surface engineered coating systems based on CrN/TiN, Ti/TiN, Ti and TiN deposited by physical vapor deposition on SS 316L, SS 904L and SS 321 were tested, as potential cost effective solutions to be implemented on bipolar plates. A corrosion evaluation has been carried out in anodic PEMWE conditions in order to determine the best substrate/coating combination for bipolar plates. Ti/TiN multi-layered coating on SS 321 shown the best performance with −0.02% weight loss, current at 2 VSHE to 436 μA cm−2 and ICR after corrosion test to 9.9 mΩ cm2.

Idioma originalAnglès
Pàgines (de-a)25929-25943
Nombre de pàgines15
RevistaInternational Journal of Hydrogen Energy
Estat de la publicacióPublicada - 26 de jul. 2021
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