Study to Enhancing the Performance of Photogalvanic Cells for Solar Energy Conversion and Storage by Using Micelles
Author(s):
Mahesh Kumar Bhimwal, K.M. Gangotri, Aparana Pareek, Jaidev Kumar
Keywords:
Solar Energy; Conversion efficiency; Storage Capacity; Photogalvanic cell
Abstract
Photogalvanic cell containing Rose bengal as photosensitizer, D-Xylose as electron donor and dioctyl sodium sulphosuccinate (DSS) as micelles species, was used for conversion of solar energy into electric power through a H shape type solar cell of 25.0 ml volume only. The optimum performance in terms of photo potential, photocurrent, storage capacity and conversion efficiency was observed as 715.0 mV, 395.0µA, 55.0.0 min., and 0.95%, respectively in absence of micelles (DSS), whereas 910.0 mV, 590.0µA, 142.0 min., and 1.54%, respectively in presence of micelles. The micelles species dioctyl sodium sulfosuccinate (DSS) promote the separation of photoproducts via hydrophilic-hydrophobic interactions between the products, thus improving the efficiency and storage capacity of the photogalvanic cell. However, considerable challenges must be addressed before photogalvanic cells can be employed for both solar power generation and storage. Some challenges include dye photo degradation, platinum (Pt) corrosion, liquid evaporation, breaking the weakness of the SCE/combination electrode, and the necessity to enhance the conversion efficiency and storage capacity.
Article Details
Unique Paper ID: 156440

Publication Volume & Issue: Volume 9, Issue 3

Page(s): 632 - 642
Article Preview & Download


Share This Article

Conference Alert

NCSST-2021

AICTE Sponsored National Conference on Smart Systems and Technologies

Last Date: 25th November 2021

SWEC- Management

LATEST INNOVATION’S AND FUTURE TRENDS IN MANAGEMENT

Last Date: 7th November 2021

Go To Issue



Call For Paper

Volume 8 Issue 4

Last Date 25 September 2021

About Us

IJIRT.org enables door in research by providing high quality research articles in open access market.

Send us any query related to your research on editor@ijirt.org

Social Media

Google Verified Reviews

Contact Details

Telephone:6351679790
Email: editor@ijirt.org
Website: ijirt.org

Policies