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Progress in alkaline membrane fuel cells and electrolysers

Lookup NU author(s): Professor Keith Scott, Dr Mohamed Mamlouk, Richard Espiritu, Professor Xiaoming Wu

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Copyright © 2013 Delta Energy and Environment. The effect of amine and sulfide anion functional group on the conductivity and performance of alkaline anion exchange membrane fuel cells (AAEMFCs) are reported. TMA functionalized LDPE-co-VBC offered the highest conductivity with values of up to 0.043 S cm-1. TMA functionalized electrodes showed superior cell performance in comparison to the other functional groups with a current density of 0.72 A cm-2 at 0.6 V and a peak power density of 478 mW cm-2 under air 1bar (gauge) The membrane exhibited good long term stability at temperatures up to 80 °C. A study of a water electrolyser with alkaline anion exchange membranes with CuxMn0.9-xCO2.1O4 (CuMnO) catalysts gave promising performance using a quaternary OH- ion ionomer binder based on polymethacrylate.


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Author(s): Scott K, Mamlouk M, Espiritu R, Wu X

Publication type: Conference Proceedings (inc. Abstract)

Publication status: Published

Conference Name: EFC 2013 - 5th European Fuel Cell Piero Lunghi Conference

Year of Conference: 2013

Pages: 249-250

Publisher: ENEA

Library holdings: Search Newcastle University Library for this item

ISBN: 9788882862978


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