Development of components for DAFC cells, PEM electrolysers and regenerative cells.
Preparation and characterisation of electrolytes, electrodes, membrane-electrode assemblies.
DAFC stacks and electrolysers design and assembly Electrochemical processes study through test stations for single cells and mini-stacks with electrochemical diagnostics.
Optical-electrochemical preparation and characterisation of DSSC solar cells and photoelectrolysis; design and realisation of devices as proofs of concept.
Electrochemical diagnostics on DSSC devices.
The laboratory contains the following main equipment:
Test stations for DAFC single cells (5-50-100 cm2) -Test stations for electrolysers single cells and regenerative cells (5-8 cm2)
Test stations for electrolysers mini-stacks (100 L/h H2)
Equipment for characterisation of DAFC mini-stacks for portable applications
- FT-IR spectrophotometer
Autolab equipment (Potentiostats/Galvanostats/FRA) for electrochemical diagnostics (CV, Complex impedance, etc.)
Spray coating, depositing catalyst layers on membranes
- Solar simulator
Solar system (source-chopper-monochromator)
Half-cell for the electrochemical characterisation of electrocatalysts and rotating disc electrode