Renewable and high efficient syngas production from carbon dioxide and water through solar energy assisted electrolysis in eutectic molten salts

Hongjun Wu, Yue Liu, Deqiang Ji, Zhida Li, Guanlin Yi, Dandan Yuan, Baohui Wang, Zhonghai Zhang, Peng Wang

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

11 Scopus citations

Abstract

Over-reliance on non-renewable fossil fuel leads to steadily increasing concentration of atmospheric CO2, which has been implicated as a critical factor contributing to global warming. The efficient conversion of CO2 into useful product is highly sought after both in academic and industry. Herein, a novel conversion strategy is proposed to one-step transform CO2/H2O into syngas (CO/H2) in molten salt with electrolysis method. All the energy consumption in this system are contributed from sustainable energy sources: concentrated solar light heats molten salt and solar cell supplies electricity for electrolysis. The eutectic Li0.85Na0.61K0.54CO3/nLiOH molten electrolyte is rationally designed with low melting point (
Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)92-104
Number of pages13
JournalJournal of Power Sources
Volume362
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 13 2017

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'Renewable and high efficient syngas production from carbon dioxide and water through solar energy assisted electrolysis in eutectic molten salts'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this