Electrochemical Studies of Photogalvanic Cell Consisting of Dye-Reductant in Micelles Media for Solar Energy Conversion and Storage
Pages : 131-134
Electrochemical studies of solar cell consisting of dye-reductant in micelles media for solar energy conversion and storage. The photovoltages and photocurrents in photogalvanic cell containing a Methylene blue-EDTA and TX 100 as surface active agent has been determined. The photo-outputs Methylene blue-EDTA-TX 100 are higher than Azur B-EDTA-CTAB system. The efficiency of the Methylene blue-EDTA and TX 100 in photogalvanic cell has been estimated to be 1.087%. The photopotential and photocurrent generated, Fill factor and storage capacity of the photogalvanic cells is determined. The effects of different parameters on electrical output of the cell are observed. The mechanism has also been proposed for the generation of the photocurrent in photogalvanic cell.
Keywords: photopotential, photocurrent, conversion efficiency, fill factor, storage capacity
Article published in International Journal of Thermal Technologies, Vol.3, No.4 (Dec- 2013)