Solution-cast Nafion™ composite membrane durability study

Alfonso Pozio, Alessia Cemmi, Francesco Mura, Rodrigo Ferreira Silva

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Abstract

Perfluorosulfonate ionomer dispersions in dimethylformamide solvent have been used to produce solution-cast membranes. Further, modified composite membranes have been prepared with the addition of low amount of silicate. In order to investigate the durability of such membranes vs commercial ones at low humidification conditions, longterm fuel cell experiments have been carried out. Results show that the addition of a low quantity of silicate in the polymeric membrane allows PEFC to operate at low humidification conditions, giving higher performances than those of unmodified Nafion™ 112 membrane and lowering system degradation.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 2009
Event3rd European Fuel Cell Technology and Applications - Piero Lunghi Conference, EFC 2009 - Rome, Italy
Duration: 1 Jan 2009 → …

Conference

Conference3rd European Fuel Cell Technology and Applications - Piero Lunghi Conference, EFC 2009
CountryItaly
CityRome
Period1/1/09 → …

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Pozio, A., Cemmi, A., Mura, F., & Silva, R. F. (2009). Solution-cast Nafion™ composite membrane durability study. Paper presented at 3rd European Fuel Cell Technology and Applications - Piero Lunghi Conference, EFC 2009, Rome, Italy.