SPEEK/PES composite membranes as an alternative for proton exchange membrane in microbial fuel cell (MFC)

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Abstract

A solid polymer electrolyte (SPE) membranes were synthesized by incorporation of sulfonated poly(ether ether ketone) (SPEEK) in poly(ether sulfone) (PES) for electricity generation in microbial fuel cells (MFC). The composite membranes were prepared at 5% percent weight of SPEEK mixed with PES by phase inversion method and characterized by measuring proton conductivity, oxygen diffusion, water crossover and level of biofouling. Membrane electrode assemblies (MEA) were made by hot pressing the composite membranes with a Pt-loaded cathode on one side of membranes. The MEA, with effective area of 9 cm2, were tested using single chamber MFC. The blended SPEEK/PES membrane had low resistivity to water crossover and oxygen diffusion while high in conductivity compared to Nafion and PES membranes. The MFC using the composite membranes generated an average power density of 140 mW m-2 which was double that produced by MFC using Nafion membranes in every fed-batch cycle which lasted for 24 hours. The experimental results suggested that SPEEK/PES composite membrane could be a promising alternative to costly perfluorosulfonate membranes as proton exchange membrane in MFC system.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2011 IEEE 1st Conference on Clean Energy and Technology, CET 2011
Pages400-403
Number of pages4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011
Event2011 IEEE 1st Conference on Clean Energy and Technology, CET 2011 - Kuala Lumpur
Duration: 27 Jun 201129 Jun 2011

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Other2011 IEEE 1st Conference on Clean Energy and Technology, CET 2011
CityKuala Lumpur
Period27/6/1129/6/11

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Microbial fuel cells
Polyether ether ketones
Composite membranes
Ethers
Ion exchange
Protons
Membranes
Biofouling
Electrodes
Oxygen
Proton conductivity
Hot pressing
Water
Cathodes
Electricity
Electrolytes

Keywords

  • composite membrane
  • electricity generation
  • microbial fuel cell
  • PES
  • SPEEK

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment

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SPEEK/PES composite membranes as an alternative for proton exchange membrane in microbial fuel cell (MFC). / Wan Daud, Wan Ramli; Ghasemi, Mostafa; Chong, Poh She; Md Jahim, Jamaliah; Lim, Swee Su; Ismail, Manal.

2011 IEEE 1st Conference on Clean Energy and Technology, CET 2011. 2011. p. 400-403 6041505.

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Wan Daud, WR, Ghasemi, M, Chong, PS, Md Jahim, J, Lim, SS & Ismail, M 2011, SPEEK/PES composite membranes as an alternative for proton exchange membrane in microbial fuel cell (MFC). in 2011 IEEE 1st Conference on Clean Energy and Technology, CET 2011., 6041505, pp. 400-403, 2011 IEEE 1st Conference on Clean Energy and Technology, CET 2011, Kuala Lumpur, 27/6/11. https://doi.org/10.1109/CET.2011.6041505
Wan Daud, Wan Ramli ; Ghasemi, Mostafa ; Chong, Poh She ; Md Jahim, Jamaliah ; Lim, Swee Su ; Ismail, Manal. / SPEEK/PES composite membranes as an alternative for proton exchange membrane in microbial fuel cell (MFC). 2011 IEEE 1st Conference on Clean Energy and Technology, CET 2011. 2011. pp. 400-403
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