Issue 9, 2020

Durability challenges of anion exchange membrane fuel cells


As substantial progress has been made in improving the performance of anion exchange membrane fuel cells (AEMFCs) over the last decade, the durability of AEMFCs has become the most critical requirement to deploy competitive energy conversion systems. Because of different operating environments from proton exchange membrane fuel cells, several AEMFC-specific component degradations have been identified as the limiting factors influencing the AEMFC durability. In this article, AEMFC durability protocol, the current status of AEMFC durability, and performance degradation mechanisms are reported based on the discussion during the US Department of Energy (DOE) Anion Exchange Membrane Workshop at Dallas, Texas, May 2019. With additional recent progress, we provide our perspectives on current technical challenges and future action to develop long-lasting AEMFCs.

Graphical abstract: Durability challenges of anion exchange membrane fuel cells

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Article type
11 Apr 2020
30 Jun 2020
First published
10 Jul 2020
This article is Open Access
Creative Commons BY license

Energy Environ. Sci., 2020,13, 2805-2838

Durability challenges of anion exchange membrane fuel cells

W. E. Mustain, M. Chatenet, M. Page and Y. S. Kim, Energy Environ. Sci., 2020, 13, 2805 DOI: 10.1039/D0EE01133A

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