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Ming-Fei Shao(shaomf@mail.buct.edu.cn)


Hydrogen production from water electrolysis is a sustainable and environmentally benign strategy in comparison with fossil fuel-based hydrogen. However, this promising technique suffers from the high energy consumption and unsatisfactory cost due to the sluggish kinetics of both half reaction and inferior stability of electrocatalysts. To address this challenge, herein, we present a timely and comprehensive review on advances in alkaline water electrolysis that is already commercialized for large scale hydrogen production. The design principles and strategies with aiming to promote the performance of hydrogen generation are discussed from the view of electrocatalyst, electrode, reaction and system. The challenges and related prospects are presented at last, hopefully to provide essential ideas and to promote the wide application of hydrogen production.

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water electrolysis, hydrogen production, integrated electrode, coupled reaction

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