Universiti Teknologi Malaysia Institutional Repository

Single-step radiation induced grafting for preparation of proton exchange membranes for fuel cell

Nasef, Mohamed Mahmoud and Saidi, Hamdani and Mohd Dahlan, Khairul Zaman (2009) Single-step radiation induced grafting for preparation of proton exchange membranes for fuel cell. Journal of Membrane Science, 339 (1). 115 -119. ISSN 0376-7388

Full text not available from this repository.

Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.memsci.2009.04.037

Abstract

A single-step method for preparation of sulfonic acid proton exchange membranes (PVDF-g-PSSA) by grafting of sodium styrene sulfonate (SSS) onto electron beam irradiated poly(vinylidene fluoride) (PVDF) was studied. The microstructure of the obtained membranes was characterized using Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR) and differential scanning calorimetry (DSC). The properties of the membranes such as water uptake, ionic conductivity and the degree of crystallinity were investigated as a function of ion exchange capacity (IEC). The new method showed to be promising in improving the properties of the membranes and reducing their cost of fabrication.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:poly(vinylidene fluoride), polymer electrolyte membrane fuel cells, proton exchange membrane, radiation induced grafting, sodium styrene sulfonate
Subjects:Q Science > QD Chemistry
Divisions:Chemical and Natural Resources Engineering (Formerly known)
ID Code:13106
Deposited By: Liza Porijo
Deposited On:18 Jul 2011 07:38
Last Modified:18 Jul 2011 07:38

Repository Staff Only: item control page