Proceedings of the 2016 International Conference on Advanced Materials Science and Environmental Engineering

New Nafion/Conducting Polymer Composite for Membrane Application

Authors
So-Jeong Lee, Nallal Muthuchamy, Anantha-Iyengar Gopalan, Kwang-Pill Lee
Corresponding Author
So-Jeong Lee
Available Online April 2016.
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/amsee-16.2016.3How to use a DOI?
Keywords
nafion; conducting polymer; polydiphenylamine; PANI; fuel cell
Abstract

Membrane separation technology is one of the most innovative and steadily growing fields across science and engineering. The performance of a membrane is determined by several key properties: high selectivity and permeability; excellent chemical, thermal, and mechanical stability under the process operating conditions; low maintenance; good space efficiency; and defect free conditions. The most commonly used membrane in fuel cell technology is Nafion, which relies on liquid water humidification of the membrane to transport protons. This implies that it is not feasible to use temperatures above 80-90 , since the membrane would dry. Recent studies on the surface modification of Nafion membranes involved doping with other polymers, plasma treatment, and electron beam treatment. In this study, modification of Nafion was done using conducting polymer such as poly(dipheylamine) (PDPA) to reduce the methanol crossover in direct methanol fuel cell applications.

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Volume Title
Proceedings of the 2016 International Conference on Advanced Materials Science and Environmental Engineering
Series
Advances in Engineering Research
Publication Date
April 2016
ISBN
10.2991/amsee-16.2016.3
ISSN
2352-5401
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/amsee-16.2016.3How to use a DOI?
Copyright
© 2016, the Authors. Published by Atlantis Press.
Open Access
This is an open access article distributed under the CC BY-NC license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/).

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