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This volume explores the latest developments in the area of polymer electrolyte membranes (PEMs) used for high-temperature fuel cells. Featuring contributions from an international array of researchers, it presents a unified viewpoint on the operating principles of fuel cells, various methodologies used for the fabrication of PEMs, and issues related to the chemical and mechanical stabilities of the membranes. Special attention is given to the fabrication of electrospun nanocomposite membranes.

The editors have consciously placed an emphasis on developments in the area of fast-growing and promising PEM materials obtained via hygroscopic inorganic fillers, solid proton conductors, heterocyclic solvents, ionic liquids, anhydrous H3PO4 blends, and heteropolyacids.

This book is intended for fuel cell researchers and students who are interested in a deeper understanding of the organic–inorganic membranes used in fuel cells, membrane fabrication methodologies, properties and clean energy applications.

Table of Contents

Frontmatter

2017 | OriginalPaper | Chapter

Chapter 1. Organic–Inorganic Membranes Impregnated with Ionic Liquid

Víctor Manuel Ortiz Martínez, María José Salar García, Francisco José Hernández Fernández, Antonia Pérez de los Ríos

2017 | OriginalPaper | Chapter

Chapter 2. Organic/TiO2 Nanocomposite Membranes: Recent Developments

Javier Miguel Ochando-Pulido, José Raúl Corpas-Martínez, Marco Stoller, Antonio Martínez-Férez

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Chapter 3. Organic/Silica Nanocomposite Membranes

Palaniappan Sathish Kumar, Samir Kumar Pal, Moganapriya Chinnasamy, Rathanasamy Rajasekar

2017 | OriginalPaper | Chapter

Chapter 4. Organic/Zeolites Nanocomposite Membranes

Eliana B. Souto, Patrícia Severino, Patrícia Hissae Yassue-Cordeiro, Romilda Fernandez Felisbino, Eliezer Ladeia Gomes, Classius Ferreira da Silva

2017 | OriginalPaper | Chapter

Chapter 5. Composite Membranes Based on Heteropolyacids and Their Applications in Fuel Cells

Ebrahim Abouzari-lotf, Mohamed Mahmoud Nasef, Masoumeh Zakeri, Arshad Ahmad, Adnan Ripin

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Chapter 6. Organic/Montmorillonite Nanocomposite Membranes

Palaniappan Sathish Kumar, Sathyamangalam Munusamy Senthil, Samir Kumar Pal, Rathanasamy Rajasekar

2017 | OriginalPaper | Chapter

Chapter 7. Electrospun Nanocomposite Materials for Polymer Electrolyte Membrane Methanol Fuel Cells

Nuha Awang, Juhana Jaafar, Ahmad Fauzi Ismail, Takeshi Matsuura, Mohd Hafiz Dzarfan Othman, Mukhlis A. Rahman

2017 | OriginalPaper | Chapter

Chapter 8. A Basic Overview of Fuel Cells: Thermodynamics and Cell Efficiency

Narcis Duteanu, Adriana Balasoiu, Pritha Chatterjee, Makarand M. Ghangrekar

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Chapter 9. Organic/Inorganic and Sulfated Zirconia Nanocomposite Membranes for Proton-Exchange Membrane Fuel Cells

Sharf Ilahi Siddiqui, Saif Ali Chaudhry

2017 | OriginalPaper | Chapter

Chapter 10. Electrochemical Promotional Role of Under-Rib Convection-Based Flow-Field in Polymer Electrolyte Membrane Fuel Cells

Hyung-Man Kim, Vinh Duy Nguyen

2017 | OriginalPaper | Chapter

Chapter 11. Methods for the Preparation of Organic–Inorganic Nanocomposite Polymer Electrolyte Membranes for Fuel Cells

Mashallah Rezakazemi, Mohtada Sadrzadeh, Toraj Mohammadi, Takeshi Matsuura

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Chapter 12. An Overview of Chemical and Mechanical Stabilities of Polymer Electrolytes Membrane

Izazi Azzahidah Amin, Joon Ching Juan, Chin Wei Lai

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Chapter 13. Electrospun Nanocomposite Materials for Polymer Electrolyte Membrane Fuel Cells

Shahram Mehdipour-Ataei, Maryam Oroujzadeh

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Chapter 14. Fabrication Techniques for the Polymer Electrolyte Membranes for Fuel Cells

Aniruddha Chatterjee, D. P. Hansora

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Chapter 15. Chitosan-Based Polymer Electrolyte Membranes for Fuel Cell Applications

Saiqa Ikram, Shakeel Ahmed, S. Wazed Ali, Himanshu Agarwal

2017 | OriginalPaper | Chapter

Chapter 16. Fuel Cells: Construction, Design, and Materials

Aniruddha Chatterjee, D. P. Hansora

2017 | OriginalPaper | Chapter

Chapter 17. Proton Conducting Polymer Electrolytes for Fuel Cells via Electrospinning Technique

Mahadevappa Y. Kariduraganavar, Balappa B. Munavalli, Anand I. Torvi

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