Preparation and characterization of nafion-zirconia composite membrane for PEMFC

Siti Rahmah Mokhtaruddin, Abu Bakar Mohamad, Kee Shyuan Loh, Abdul Amir H. Kadhum, Mahreni Akhmad

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Abstract

Polymer electrolyte membrane based on Nafion and zirconium oxide (ZrO 2) was developed via film casting method. The content of ZrO 2 (1.0, 2.0, and 3.0 wt.%) was incorporated with Nafion solution to prepare Nafion-ZrO2 composite membranes. Recast Nafion membrane was used as reference material. All of the prepared membranes have been subjected to both physical and chemical characterizations such as Fourier transform infra-red (FT-IR), scanning electron microscopy (SEM), differential scanning calorimetry (DSC) analysis, water uptake rate (WUR) and conductivity measurements. The Nafion-ZrO2 composite membranes were found to possess high thermal stability (Tg= 188 - 192°C) and conductivity (0.30 - 0.93 S cm-1). This study demonstrates the possibility of developing Nafion-ZrO2 composite membrane as promising polymer electrolyte membrane for fuel cell operated at medium temperature and low humidity.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAdvanced Materials Research
Pages263-268
Number of pages6
Volume239-242
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011
Event2011 International Conference on Chemical Engineering and Advanced Materials, CEAM 2011 - Changsha
Duration: 28 May 201130 May 2011

Publication series

NameAdvanced Materials Research
Volume239-242
ISSN (Print)10226680

Other

Other2011 International Conference on Chemical Engineering and Advanced Materials, CEAM 2011
CityChangsha
Period28/5/1130/5/11

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Composite membranes
Proton exchange membrane fuel cells (PEMFC)
Zirconia
Membranes
Electrolytes
Water analysis
Polymers
Fuel cells
Differential scanning calorimetry
Atmospheric humidity
Fourier transforms
Casting
Thermodynamic stability
Infrared radiation
Scanning electron microscopy
Temperature

Keywords

  • Characterization
  • Composite membrane
  • Nafion-ZrO
  • PEMFC

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)

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Mokhtaruddin, S. R., Mohamad, A. B., Loh, K. S., Kadhum, A. A. H., & Akhmad, M. (2011). Preparation and characterization of nafion-zirconia composite membrane for PEMFC. In Advanced Materials Research (Vol. 239-242, pp. 263-268). (Advanced Materials Research; Vol. 239-242). https://doi.org/10.4028/www.scientific.net/AMR.239-242.263

Preparation and characterization of nafion-zirconia composite membrane for PEMFC. / Mokhtaruddin, Siti Rahmah; Mohamad, Abu Bakar; Loh, Kee Shyuan; Kadhum, Abdul Amir H.; Akhmad, Mahreni.

Advanced Materials Research. Vol. 239-242 2011. p. 263-268 (Advanced Materials Research; Vol. 239-242).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Mokhtaruddin, SR, Mohamad, AB, Loh, KS, Kadhum, AAH & Akhmad, M 2011, Preparation and characterization of nafion-zirconia composite membrane for PEMFC. in Advanced Materials Research. vol. 239-242, Advanced Materials Research, vol. 239-242, pp. 263-268, 2011 International Conference on Chemical Engineering and Advanced Materials, CEAM 2011, Changsha, 28/5/11. https://doi.org/10.4028/www.scientific.net/AMR.239-242.263
Mokhtaruddin SR, Mohamad AB, Loh KS, Kadhum AAH, Akhmad M. Preparation and characterization of nafion-zirconia composite membrane for PEMFC. In Advanced Materials Research. Vol. 239-242. 2011. p. 263-268. (Advanced Materials Research). https://doi.org/10.4028/www.scientific.net/AMR.239-242.263
Mokhtaruddin, Siti Rahmah ; Mohamad, Abu Bakar ; Loh, Kee Shyuan ; Kadhum, Abdul Amir H. ; Akhmad, Mahreni. / Preparation and characterization of nafion-zirconia composite membrane for PEMFC. Advanced Materials Research. Vol. 239-242 2011. pp. 263-268 (Advanced Materials Research).
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