Open circuit voltage in a reverse electrodialysis cell Academic Article uri icon


  • This paper offers an explanation for the previously observed saturation of the open circuit voltage of a reverse electrodialysis cell with the increase of the number of bipolar membranes in it as a cumulative effect of electric leaks of single bipolar membranes wired in the cell. A simple equivalent circuit model of the cell is proposed and analyzed, yielding the aforementioned saturation effect.

publication date

  • January 1, 2001