ISSN 1608-4039 (Print)
ISSN 1680-9505 (Online)


Electrochemical activity of the cathodes with chemical coatings Ni-S-Fe

The electrochemical activity of nickel mesh cathodes activated by electrocatalysts of chemically deposited coatings Ni-S-Fe is investigated. The maximum reduction of overvoltage at current density 6 kA/m2 and temperature 70°C is 0.34 V. Comparison of the electrochemical activity of such cathodes with similar cathodes described in the scientific literature revealed that at the same temperature and same overvoltage the current density is twice higher than for the known electrodes.

Electrochemical activity of the cathodes with platinum or platinum-palladium electrocatalysts for alkaline water electrolysis

Electrochemical activity of cathodes with Pt or Pt-Pd-electrocatalysts was studied by voltammetry method under galvanostatic conditions. The dependence of the overvoltage of hydrogen evolution reaction on the logarithm of current density and on the test time of the cathode with Pt-Pd-electrocatalysts are defined. It is shown that the electrochemical activity of cathode with Pt-Pd-electrocatalyst is two times higher than with Pt-electrocatalyst at the hydrogen evolution reaction in 30% KOH solution at 90°C.