Performance Evaluation of of Sulfonated Poly (ether ether ketone) with Charged Surface modifying Macromolecule Membrane in Direct Methanol Fuel Cell

Kusworo, Tutuk Djoko and Norddin, M. N. A. Mohd and Ismail, A.F. and Budiyono, Budiyono (2011) Performance Evaluation of of Sulfonated Poly (ether ether ketone) with Charged Surface modifying Macromolecule Membrane in Direct Methanol Fuel Cell. Penelitian .

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Abstract This study focuses on the modification of sulfonated poly(ether ether ketone) (SPEEK) membrane for direct methanol fuel cell application. The modification of SPEEK membrane was attempted by blending charged surface modifying macromolecule (cSMM). The modified membrane was compared with commercial membrane for direct methanol fuel cell (DMFC) application. Thermal and mechanical stability of the blended membrane were slightly reduced from the SPEEK membrane but still higher than the Nafion 112 membrane. The blend membrane was found to be promising for DMFC applications because of its lower methanol diffusivity (2.75×10−7 cm2 s−1) and higher proton conductivity (6.4×10−3 S cm−1), than the SPEEK membrane. The DMFC application testing results was also exhibited that during charging process, the SPEEK membrane could produced the voltage similar with the Nafion membrane.

Item Type:Article
Subjects:T Technology > TP Chemical technology
Divisions:Faculty of Engineering > Department of Chemical Engineering
Faculty of Engineering > Department of Chemical Engineering
ID Code:26504
Deposited By:Library Anatomy
Deposited On:30 Mar 2011 14:07
Last Modified:16 Nov 2012 22:27

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