Stainless steels (AISI 316, 321 and 347), high-nickel alloys (Hasteloy®C-276 and Inconel®625), tantalum, nickel, titanium, tungsten, molybdenum, niobium, platinum, and gold were tested for corrosion resistance in molten KH2PO4 (or KH2PO4-K2H2P2O7) as a promising electrolyte for the intermediate-temperature (200–400°C) water electrolysis. Pt, Ta, Nb, Ti, Inconel®625, and Ni demonstrated high corrosion resistance. Au and the rest of the tested materials were not corrosion resistant. It means that Ni, Ti and Inconel®625 may be used as relatively cheap construction materials for the intermediate-temperature water electrolyzer.
Bibliographical notePublished: September 7, 2016 under CC BY 3.0 license. © The Author(s).
- Intermediate-temperature electrolysis
- Bipolar plate
- Nickel stability
- Oxygen evolution
- Molten salts