Special Issue "Advanced Polymeric Membranes for Fuel Cell Applications"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 20 January 2024 | Viewed by 1774
Interests: polymeric membranes; nanocomposites; proton exchange membranes; thin-film composite membranes; mixed matrix membrane; membrane separation process
Interests: polymeric phase inversion membranes; ceramic porous membranes; carbon membranes
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Polymeric membranes are the core of several membrane processes, due to their ease of preparation, low to moderate cost, and possibility of different modifications aimed at performance optimization. In the energy sector, fuel cells have attracted great attention. Among fuel cell applications, proton exchange membrane or polymeric electrolyte membrane fuel cells are the most promising for renewable and sustainable energy application. Over the last decade, several materials have been developed, such as perfluorosulfonic acid, perfluorocarboxylic acid, and hydrocarbon polymers with sulfonic acid groups, mostly based on polyetherketones and polyethersulfones. However, numerous issues remain, namely the need for materials of lower cost, with high performance outside the 0 °C to 80 °C temperature range, long-term stability, and good water uptake over a range of temperatures. Potential solutions, or partial solutions, include the development of appropriate blended, thin-film composite membranes and hybrid membranes. Research that emphasizes the development of low-cost PEMFCs that exhibit long-term performance and might be used instead of the current commercial membranes is of particular interest, as it can contribute to the development of advanced electrochemical energy devices.
In this Special Issue, we are seeking high-quality original research or review papers on "Advanced Polymeric Membranes for Fuel Cell Applications".
This Special Issue will emphasize the following topics of interest, including but not limited to:
- New materials for membrane development for fuel cells;
- Advances in the fabrication of fuel cell membranes;
- Direct methanol fuel cells;
- Hydrogen fuel cells;
- Direct borohydride fuel cells.
We look forward to receiving your contributions.
Dr. Asmaa Selim
Prof. Dr. Konstantinos Beltsios
Manuscript Submission Information
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- polymeric membrane preparation
- membrane characterization
- proton exchange membranes
- hydrogen fuel cell
- direct methanol fuel cell