213 Fuel Cell Membranes

Monday, November 14, 2016: 3:15 PM - 5:45 PM
Plaza B (Hilton San Francisco Union Square)
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
Hydrogen Production and Storage (T4C)

W.S. Winston Ho
Email: ho.192@osu.edu

Peter Pintauro
Email: peter.pintauro@Vanderbilt.Edu

He Bai
Email: he.bai@bd.com

3:15 PM
(213a) Effect of Membrane on the Performance of a Hydrogen-Vanadium Regenerative Fuel Cell
Trung V. Nguyen, Regis Dowd Jr., R. Wycisk and Peter N. Pintauro

3:31 PM
(213b) Dynamics of Anhydrous Proton Transport on the Surface of Functionalized Graphene
Abhishek Bagusetty, Pabitra Choudhury, Wissam A. Saidi, Bridget Derksen, Elizabeth Gatto and J. Karl Johnson

3:47 PM
(213c) Indirect and Direct Observation of Ionomer Colloidal Systems with Applications to Fuel-Cell Catalyst Layers
Kelsey Hatzell, Ahmet Kusoglu, Peter Dudenas, Nancy Kariuki, Deborah J. Myers and Adam Weber

4:19 PM

4:35 PM
(213f) Anion Exchange Membranes for Fuel Cell Applications Based on Advanced Cations
Andrew M. Herring, Tara Pandey, Himahsu Sarode and Ye Liu

4:51 PM
(213g) Sustanion™ Membranes for Electrolyzers and Fuel Cells
Hongzhou Yang, Zengcai Liu, Robert Kutz, Syed Dawar Sajjad and Richard I. Masel
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