CSIR-Central Electrochemical Research Institute
(A premier R&D Institute in Electrochemistry)
Electro Inorganic Overview Capabilities

Hydrogen generation technologies

  • Proton Exchange Membrane (PEM) based hydrogen generation: The production of hydrogen by electrochemically splitting water is one of great practical importance. Water electrolysis poses tough demands, in spite being a simple electrochemical reaction, on efficiency, operation, safety and costs in order to become a futuristic source of energy. Water electrolysis by Proton Exchange Membrane (PEM) concept is the most suited process for onsite hydrogen production because of its simplicity, versatility and purity of hydrogen Beginning with the development of 100W (0.02m3/hr) PEM-based hydrogen generator, CSIR-CECRI has developed a 25kW(5m3/hr) PEM-based hydrogen generator that has the capacity to generate 5Nm3 of fuel cell grade hydrogen per hour.

  • Photochemical oxidation of water to produce hydrogen using molecular catalysis

  • Development of functional electrocatalysts and novel composite electrolytes for hydrogen generation from water using photovoltaic arrays.

Development of electrochemical processes for a cleaner environment

  • Drinking water treatment (electro-oxidation, electrocoagulation, electrofenton, electrochemical advanced oxidation processes)

  • Community model Eletrochemical Deflouridator for the removal of fluoride from drinking water was developed.

  • Developed Domestic and Community model ElectroChemical

  • Dearsenator (EC- Dearsenator) for the Removal of Arsenite and Arsenate from Drinking Water.

  • Developed Domestic model Electrochemical nitrate removal unit

Electrosynthesis of oxidants

  • Production of peroxosalts, ferrates and peroxohalogens disinfection of waters by in-situ generated hypochlorite and ozone