Assessment of the Gas Permeation through Thin Coated Polymeric Membranes; Improvement of the Gas Barrier Ability for Hydrogen Storage
We investigate and simulate the permeation behavior of PET membranes on which thin coatings are deposited. Depending on the parameters of deposition and on the thin coating thickness, we assume this alteration could make it possible to decrease by one order of magnitude the permeation coefficient. Some specific developments have been necessary, all the more not only a decrease of permeation is expected but also the mechanical strength of the thin coating during severe mechanical loadings. We consequently design devices dedicated to the permeation test but also to the bulge and blister tests which permit to check the mechanical properties of the film and its adhesion on the PET surface. This paper focuses on the permeation test.
I. Bezverkhyy, S. Chevalier and O. Politano
D. Chapelle et al., "Assessment of the Gas Permeation through Thin Coated Polymeric Membranes; Improvement of the Gas Barrier Ability for Hydrogen Storage", Defect and Diffusion Forum, Vols. 323-325, pp. 393-399, 2012