Special Issue "Membranes for Energy Systems Based on Fuel Cells"

A special issue of Membranes (ISSN 2077-0375).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 March 2020).

Special Issue Editor

Prof. Dr. Ricard Garcia-Valls
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Guest Editor
Departament de Enginyeria Química, Universitat Rovira i Virgili, 43007 Tarragona, Spain
Interests: membrane technology; encapsulation; CO2 capture; reversible fuel cells; CO2 conversion; special fuel cells
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

I am very glad to inform you that we are accepting articles on the topic of “Membranes for Energy Systems Based on Fuel Cells”. We would like to compile the best possible and most up-to-date research articles that deal with membrane technology applied to fuel cells systems in the broad sense. The main areas within the topic are membranes for direct fuel cells, non-purified fuel cells (FCs that use non-purified fuels), reversible fuel cells, and related systems that require selective membranes, as well as membranes that do not need humidification or to stop fuel cross-over. Examples of these are proton transport membranes, membranes for basic media fuel cells, water splitting connected to fuel cells, CO2 capture connected to fuel cells, and other selective membranes that improve fuel cell systems. Finally, the new membranes may include new methods for MEA production or even new characterization techniques.

Prof. Dr. Ricard Garcia-Valls
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.

Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Membranes is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.

Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 1800 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.


  • proton transport membranes
  • selective membranes
  • special proton transport membranes
  • CO2 capture membranes
  • DMFC (methanol)
  • DFAFC (formic acid)
  • DEFC (ethanol)
  • non-humidified hydrogen systems
  • non-pure fuel direct fuel cells
  • new MEA designs
  • characterization

Published Papers

There is no accepted submissions to this special issue at this moment.
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