Monday, November 17, 2008: 8:30 AM-11:00 AM
Congress A Room (Loews Philadelphia Hotel)

Membrane-Based Separations (02d)

#32 - Fuel Cell Membranes: I (02D24)
Membranes have played increasingly important roles on fuel cells. For fuel cells, membranes are involved in fuel processing in addition to proton-exchange membranes and membrane electrode assembly. In fuel processing, CO2- and H2-selective membranes can be used both in membrane reactor configuration to enhance water gas shift reaction and in the membrane permeation to purify H2, as well as O2-selective membranes can be employed for O2-enriched air production to increase (1) the H2 concentration in the reformed gas from the autothermal reforming or partial oxidation of liquid fuel (e.g., gasoline, diesel and/or jet fuel), natural gas or biomass and (2) the performance of fuel cell on the cathode side. Proton-exchange membranes and membrane electrode assembly, including cost-effective Nafion replacements particularly for 120 160oC, are critical to the widespread use of fuel cells. Original and review papers on membranes for fuel cell applications, including (1) fuel processing, (2) proton-exchange membranes, and (3) membrane electrode assembly, are sought. Both fundamental and application aspects are welcome. We will include the papers on fundamental understanding through theory, modeling, and controlled experiments as well as engineering, application and scale-up studies.
Chair:W.S. Winston Ho
Cochairs:Yossef A. Elabd
Peter N. Pintauro
8:30 AMIntroductory Remarks
8:33 AMDefect-Free Composite Pd Membranes with High Temperature Long-Term Stability
M. Engin Ayturk, Yi Hua Ma
8:57 AMHigh Purity Hydrogen Generation from Methanol Steam Reforming Using Pd-Based Membrane Reactors
Sameer H. Israni, Michael P. Harold
9:21 AMSteam Methane Reforming in a Membrane Reactor for Hydrogen Production
Ashok S. Damle, Jim Acquaviva
9:45 AMA Novel Membrane Reactor for Electrochemical Preferential Oxidation (ECPrOx) of CO
Saurabh A. Vilekar, Ravindra Datta
10:09 AMAdvanced Membrane Technologies for Shipboard and Apu Fuel Cell Systems
John Heinzel, Donald Hoffman, John Kuseian
10:33 AMWater Transport in Nafion
Jay B. Benziger, Paul M. Majsztrik, M. Barclay Satterfield, Andrew B. Bocarsly
10:57 AMConcluding Remarks

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