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Design and Characterization of Ion Exchange Membranes for PEM Fuel Cells

Daniela Stoenescu 1Ioan Stefanescu 1Irina Petreanu Petreanu 1Vasile Stanciu 1Laurentiu Patularu 1Catalin Ducu 2Viorel Malinovschi 2

1. National Institute of R&D for Cryogenic and Isotopes Separations (ICSI), Uzinei No.4, Ramnicu Valcea 240050, Romania
2. University of Pitesti, Pitesti, Romania


The Proton Exchange Membrane Fuel Cells (PEMFC) is considered as the leading candidate to replace the internal combustion engine in the 21st century, as well as being a key technology both for small stationary power generation, transportation and mobile systems. The most commonly known and studied PEMs are based on nonaromatic perfluorinated hydrocarbons such as Nafion, Aciplex, etc. This paper presents the results obtained using a commercial block copolymers of the styrene-butadiene in structural design of a Proton Exchange Membrane for Fuel Cells. The membranes were structural tested by FTIR spectroscopy and X-Ray, and was measured their Ionic Exchange Capacity (IEC), Protonic Conductivity and Thermal Stability.


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Presentation: Poster at E-MRS Fall Meeting 2007, Symposium F, by Daniela Stoenescu
See On-line Journal of E-MRS Fall Meeting 2007

Submitted: 2007-05-22 12:09
Revised:   2009-06-07 00:44