635 Fuel Cell Membranes - I

Thursday, November 1, 2012: 8:30 AM
402 (Convention Center )
Membranes have played increasingly important roles in fuel cells. For fuel cells, membranes are involved in fuel processing and as proton-exchange and hydroxyl ion-exchange materials in membrane electrode assemblies. 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/gasification of liquid fuel (e.g., gasoline, diesel and/or jet fuel), natural gas, biomass or coal and (2) the performance of fuel cell on the cathode side. Proton-exchange and hydroxyl ion-exchange membranes and membrane electrode assemblies, including cost-effective Nafion replacements particularly for 120 180oC and new membranes for alkaline fuel cells, are critical to the widespread use of fuel cells. Original and review papers on membranes for fuel cell applications are sought, including (1) fuel processing, (2) proton-exchange membranes, (3) hydroxyl ion-exchange membranes, and (4) membrane electrode assemblies. We will include papers on fundamental understanding through theory, modeling, and controlled experiments as well as engineering, applications and scale-up studies.

Membrane-Based Separations
Electrochemical Fundamentals (01E), ICE2012: Alternative Energy & Enabling Technologies (T4E)

W.S. Winston Ho
Email: ho@chbmeng.ohio-state.edu

Peter N. Pintauro
Email: peter.pintauro@Vanderbilt.Edu

He Bai
Email: he.bai@momentive.com

8:33 AM

9:01 AM
(635b) CO2-Selective Membranes for H2 Purification for Fuel Cells
Lin Zhao, Kartik Ramasubramanian, Yanyan Zhao and Winston Ho

10:25 AM
(635e) Hybrid Membranes for Proton Exchange Membrane Fuel Cell
Zhongyi Jiang, Hong Wu, Jingtao Wang, Lingli Nie, Weikang Yuan, Bin Zheng, Xiaohong Zheng, Yabo Wang, Weiqiang Hou, Lulu Xiao, Yuning Zhao, Tao Xu and Xiaohui Shen
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