Special Issue "Innovative Approaches for Fabricating Membrane Electrode Assemblies for Fuel Cells and Water Electrolysis Applicaions"

A special issue of Inventions (ISSN 2411-5134). This special issue belongs to the section "Inventions and innovation in Energy and Thermal/Fluidic Science".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 15 December 2023 | Viewed by 124

Special Issue Editor

Department of Environmental Science and Engineering, Keimyung University, 1095, Dalgubeol-daero, Dalseo-gu, Daegu 42601, Republic of Korea
Interests: fuel cells; electrochemistry; oxygen reduction reaction; oxygen evolution reaction; water electrolysis
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Fuel cells and water electrolysis are both important technologies that have the potential to significantly impact the energy sector and help address environmental challenges. Fuel cells are devices that convert chemical energy into electrical energy through the electrochemical reaction process. They have several advantages over traditional energy sources, including high efficiency, low emissions, and quiet operation. Fuel cells can use a variety of fuels, including hydrogen, natural gas, and methanol, and can be used in a wide range of applications, from powering cars and buses to providing electricity to buildings. On the other hand, “water electrolysis” is a process that splits water molecules into hydrogen and oxygen gases using electricity. The hydrogen produced through electrolysis can be used as a fuel for fuel cells, or it can be stored and transported for use in other applications. Water electrolysis is a promising technology for producing hydrogen, as it can be powered by renewable energy sources such as solar and wind power, which can make the hydrogen production process more sustainable and reduce carbon emissions.

Membrane electrode assemblies (MEAs) play a crucial role in both proton exchange membrane (PEM) fuel cells and water electrolysis cells as they serve as the heart of these devices. The performance and durability of PEM fuel cells and water electrolysis cells depend largely on the quality and performance of the MEA. The catalyst-coated electrodes must be carefully engineered to optimize performance, and the proton exchange membrane must be durable and able to withstand harsh operating conditions.

This Special Issue invites research articles and review papers that deal with: innovative strategies to engineer catalyst layers and gas distribution layers; catalyst ink formulation; and novel strategies to enhance MEA performance in PEM and AEM fuel cells and electrolyser cells.

Dr. Shaik Gouse Peera
Guest Editor

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  • PEM fuel cells
  • AEM fuel cells
  • PEM water electrolysis cell
  • membrane electrode assembly (MEAs)
  • ionomer distribution and optimization
  • gas diffusion layer
  • catalyst ink optimization
  • catalyst directly coated membrane
  • modelling of GDL
  • mass transport improvements
  • catalyst layer thickness reduction
  • MEA degradation studies
  • membranes for PEM and AEM
  • electrocatalyst
  • oxygen reduction reaction, Oxygen evolution reaction
  • unitized regenerative fuel cells
  • effect of solvent
  • hot press

Published Papers

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