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Overview: State-of-the Art Commercial Membranes for Anion Exchange Membrane Water Electrolysis

Henkensmeier, Dirk and Najibah, Malikah and Harms, Corinna and Žitka, Jan and Hnát, Jaromír and Bouzek, Karel (2020) Overview: State-of-the Art Commercial Membranes for Anion Exchange Membrane Water Electrolysis. Journal of Electrochemical Energy Conversion and Storage, 18 (2), 024001. American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME). doi: 10.1115/1.4047963. ISSN 2381-6872.

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Abstract

One promising way to store and distribute large amounts of renewable energy is water electrolysis, coupled with transport of hydrogen in the gas grid and storage in tanks and caverns. The intermittent availability of renewal energy makes it difficult to integrate it with established alkaline water electrolysis technology. Proton exchange membrane (PEM) water electrolysis is promising, but limited by the necessity to use expensive platinum and iridium catalysts. The expected solution is anion exchange membrane (AEM) water electrolysis, which combines the use of cheap and abundant catalyst materials with the advantages of PEM water electrolysis, namely a low foot print, large operational capacity, and fast response to changing operating conditions. The key component for AEM water electrolysis is a cheap, stable, gas tight and highly hydroxide conductive polymeric AEM. Here we present target values and technical requirements for AEMs, discuss the chemical structures involved and the related degradation pathways, and give an overview over the most prominent and promising commercial AEMs (Fumatech Fumasep® FAA3, Tokuyama A201, Ionomr Aemion™, Dioxide materials Sustainion®, and membranes commercialized by Orion Polymer), and review their properties and performances of water electrolyzers using these membranes.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/136861/
Document Type:Article
Title:Overview: State-of-the Art Commercial Membranes for Anion Exchange Membrane Water Electrolysis
Authors:
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthor's ORCID iD
Henkensmeier, Dirkhenkensmeier (at) kist.re.krUNSPECIFIED
Najibah, Malikahmalikahnajiba (at) kist.re.krUNSPECIFIED
Harms, Corinnacorinna.harms (at) dlr.dehttps://orcid.org/0000-0001-5916-3224
Žitka, Janzitka (at) imc.cas.czUNSPECIFIED
Hnát, JaromírJaromir.Hnat (at) vscht.czUNSPECIFIED
Bouzek, KarelKarel.Bouzek (at) vscht.czUNSPECIFIED
Date:24 August 2020
Journal or Publication Title:Journal of Electrochemical Energy Conversion and Storage
Refereed publication:Yes
Open Access:Yes
Gold Open Access:No
In SCOPUS:Yes
In ISI Web of Science:Yes
Volume:18
DOI :10.1115/1.4047963
Page Range:024001
Editors:
EditorsEmailEditor's ORCID iD
DiVietro, Philipdivietrop@asme.orgUNSPECIFIED
Publisher:American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
ISSN:2381-6872
Status:Published
Keywords:AEMWE, Fumatech FAA3, Tokuyama A201, Ionomr AEMION, Dioxide Materials Sustainion, Orion Polymer Durion TM1
HGF - Research field:Energy
HGF - Program:Technology, Innovation and Society
HGF - Program Themes:Renewable Energy and Material Resources for Sustainable Futures - Integrating at Different Scales
DLR - Research area:Energy
DLR - Program:E SY - Energy Systems Analysis
DLR - Research theme (Project):E - Energy Systems Technology (old)
Location: Oldenburg
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Networked Energy Systems > Fuel Cells
Deposited By: Harms, Corinna
Deposited On:10 Nov 2020 08:59
Last Modified:10 Nov 2020 08:59

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