Paper Title:
Preparation and Characterization of Nafion-Zirconia Composite Membrane for PEMFC
  Abstract

Polymer electrolyte membrane based on Nafion and zirconium oxide (ZrO2) was developed via film casting method. The content of ZrO2 (1.0, 2.0, and 3.0 wt.%) was incorporated with Nafion solution to prepare Nafion-ZrO2 composite membranes. Recast Nafion membrane was used as reference material. All of the prepared membranes have been subjected to both physical and chemical characterizations such as Fourier transform infra-red (FT-IR), scanning electron microscopy (SEM), differential scanning calorimetry (DSC) analysis, water uptake rate (WUR) and conductivity measurements. The Nafion-ZrO2 composite membranes were found to possess high thermal stability (Tg= 188 - 192°C) and conductivity (0.30 – 0.93 S cm-1). This study demonstrates the possibility of developing Nafion-ZrO2 composite membrane as promising polymer electrolyte membrane for fuel cell operated at medium temperature and low humidity.

  Info
Periodical
Advanced Materials Research (Volumes 239-242)
Edited by
Zhong Cao, Xueqiang Cao, Lixian Sun, Yinghe He
Pages
263-268
DOI
10.4028/www.scientific.net/AMR.239-242.263
Citation
S. R. Mokhtaruddin, A. B. Mohamad, L. K. Shyuan, A. A. H. Kadhum, M. Akhmad, "Preparation and Characterization of Nafion-Zirconia Composite Membrane for PEMFC", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 239-242, pp. 263-268, 2011
Online since
May 2011
Export
Price
$32.00
Share

In order to see related information, you need to Login.

In order to see related information, you need to Login.

Authors: Piotr Bujlo, Agnieszka Halama, Grzegorz Paściak, Jacek Chmielowiec
Abstract:The work concerns new polymeric materials for electrolytes synthesized at the Electrotechnical Institute. Poly(styrene-4-sulfonate)-grafted...
437
Authors: Jun Feng, Jing Hua Gu, Yue Zhang, Wei Shen Yang
Abstract:The solid-state reaction method and the liquid citrate method were used respectively to synthesize SrCe0.9Y0.1O3-α (SCY10) powders. SCY10...
409
Authors: Mahesh Padaki, Chitrakar Hegde, Arun Mohan Isloor
Abstract:In the recent years membrane technology has gained significant attention from polymer chemists all around the world due to their attractive...
26
Authors: Saet Byol Rim, Kyeong Il Kim, Tae Whan Hong, Mie Won Jung
Abstract:The Al2O3-CuO-ZnO (ACZ) was synthesized from sol-gel process with aluminum isopropoxide, copper (II) nitrate hemi...
251
Authors: Jun Fang, Yong Bin Wu, Yan Mei Zhang
Chapter 1: Material Science, Energy and Dynamic Systems
Abstract:A series of hydroxyl conducting anion exchange membranes based on the copolymer of vinylbenzyl chloride, butyl methacrylate and...
84