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ETFE-based anion-exchange membrane ionomer powders for alkaline membrane fuel cells: a first performance comparison of head-group chemistry

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In the last few years, the development of radiation-grafted powder-form anion-exchange ionomers (AEI), used in combination with anion-exchange membranes (AEM), has led to the assembly of AEM-based fuel cells (AEMFC) that routinely yield power densities ranging between 1–2 W cm−2 (with a variety of catalysts). However, to date, only benzyltrimethylammonium-type powder AEIs have been evaluated in AEMFCs. This study presents an initial evaluation of the relative AEMFC power outputs when using a combination of ETFE-based radiation-grafted AEMs and AEIs containing three different head-group chemistries: benzyltrimethylammonium (TMA), benzyl-N-methylpyrrolidinium (MPY), and benzyl-N-methylpiperidinium (MPRD). The results from this study strongly suggest that future research should focus on the development and operando long-term durability testing of AEMs and AEIs containing the MPRD head-group chemistry.

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Submitted
27 Aug 2018
Accepted
29 Oct 2018
First published
19 Nov 2018

This article is Open Access

J. Mater. Chem. A, 2018,6, 24330-24341
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ETFE-based anion-exchange membrane ionomer powders for alkaline membrane fuel cells: a first performance comparison of head-group chemistry

A. L. Gonçalves Biancolli, D. Herranz, L. Wang, G. Stehlíková, R. Bance-Soualhi, J. Ponce-González, P. Ocón, E. A. Ticianelli, D. K. Whelligan, J. R. Varcoe and E. I. Santiago, J. Mater. Chem. A, 2018, 6, 24330
DOI: 10.1039/C8TA08309F

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