Frequently asked questions

  • What factors contribute to the cost of ownership of gas generators?
    1. Hydrogen generators: Electric Power, Water System, and Maintenance.
    2. Nitrogen generators: Electric Power (sometimes), and Maintenance.
    3. Zero air generators: Electric Power and Maintenance.
  • What are the power and water requirements for a hydrogen generator?

    All electrolysis-based hydrogen generators require deionized water and electricity.   Proton offers water deionizing systems for all our electrolyzer products.  Power requirements range from a few hundred Watts for small electrolyzers, to > 1 MW for larger systems.

  • Are on-site gas generators sustainable/green?

    At Proton Onsite, Yes.  In comparison to other hydrogen-generating electrolysis technology, there is no KOH required to operate Proton’s generators. Also, there is no CO2 byproducts in the production of our hydrogen.  Our process consists of splitting hydrogen and oxygen via PEM electrolysis.

  • What is PEM Electrolysis?

    PEM (proton exchange membrane) water electrolysis simply splits pure deionized water (H2O) into its constituent parts, hydrogen (H2) and oxygen (O2), via an electrochemical reaction. When a DC voltage is applied to the electrolyzer, water fed to the anode (or oxygen electrode) is oxidized to oxygen and protons, while electrons are released. The protons (H+ ions) pass through the PEM to the cathode (or hydrogen electrode), where they meet electrons from the other side of the circuit, and are reduced to hydrogen gas.

  • Is gas stored with on-site gas generation?

    Proton hydrogen generators contain minimal hydrogen inventory, well below NFPA, and contain an amount far bellow safety concern in a ventilated space.

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