Perovskite photovoltaic-assisted energy conversion system using wastewater (2018–2020)

Abstract:
The aim of this project is to explore the potential of solar-driven electrochemical system to simultaneously generate hydrogen and electricity by utilising wastewater as a fuel. The key concept of this system is integrating high efficiency perovskite solar cells as a high voltage supplier with the electrochemical system to accelerate hydrogen evolution reaction for solar-to-hydrogen conversion and oxygen reduction reaction for solar-to-electricity conversion during oxidisation of organic fuels in wastewater. The success of this project will open up an independent and transportable power grid-free electrochemical system to address energy and water utilisation issues, especially for the remote and indigenous area in Australia.
Grant type:
ARC Discovery Early Career Researcher Award
Researchers:
  • ARC DECRA
    School of Chemical Engineering
    Faculty of Engineering, Architecture and Information Technology
Funded by:
Australian Research Council