Special Issue "Anion Exchange Membrane Fuel Cells (AEMFCs)"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (10 June 2023) | Viewed by 2916
Interests: thin-film solar cells; energy materials and devices; surface coating technologies
Interests: AEM fuel cell; electrolyzer; gas diffusion electrode; bio-fuel cell; enzyme immobilization
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Hydrogen-based electrochemical energy conversion provdes an altnative for the transformation of global energy production from fossil fuels to renewable energy technonlgies. Anion exchange membrane fuel cells (AEMFCs), membrane-based fuel cells based on the transport of alkaline anions, have drawn much attention recently due to the cost-effectivenss of non-platinum-group metal (non-PGM) electrocatalysts enabling sluggish oxygen reduction reaction (ORR) compared to proton exchange membrane fuel cells (PEMFCs) and the mitigation of the carbonate precipitation issue in KOH solutions in alkaline fuel cells (AFCs). However, achieving high-performance AEMFCs with long-term durability reamins challening and strongly relies on developments in the membrane–electrode assembly (MEA), which contains the membrane, the catalyst layers/ionomers, and the gas diffusion layers (GDLs), and the fundamental understaning of their interplay.
This Special Issue, titled “Anion Exchange Membrane Fuel Cells”, aims to encompass recent advances in the development and operation of MEAs, which have promising potency and persistence for AEMFCs, electrolyzers, and their related applications. The Special Issue will accept original research articles and reviews in subject areas, including the synthesis, fabrication, mathematical modeling, and simulation of anion exchange membranes, non-PGM catalysts, ionomers, gas diffusion layers, and other schemes related to their interplay or a comparative study of different fuel cell technologies to provide insight into the implementation of high-performance and long-durability anion exchange membrane fuel cells and related applications at large scale and low cost.
Dr. Chih-Liang Wang
Prof. Dr. Hsiharng Yang
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- non-platinum group metal (PGM)
- gas diffusion electrode
- fuel cell
- hydrogen production