Special Issue "Polymer Electrolyte Membranes for Fuel Cells, Water Electrolysis, Redox Flow Batteries, Electrodialysis, and CO2 Electroreduction"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 May 2021.
Interests: ionomer; polymer membrane; bipolar membrane; electrocatalyst for fuel cells; water electrolysis; CO2 electroreduction; CO2 sequestration
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Interests: polymer membranes; anion exchange membranes; proton exchange membranes; ionomers; fuel cells; water electrolysis; humidity sensors; thermoset resins; epoxy resins
We are inviting submissions to a Special Issue of Polymers on the “Polymer Electrolyte Membranes for Fuel Cells, Water Electrolysis, Redox Flow Batteries, Electrodialysis, and CO2 Electroreduction”.
Rapid industrialization and population explosion are the main reasons for the current energy crisis and resources shortage. Fossil fuels such as natural gas, coal, and oil are our major sources of energy. The combustion of these fuels results in the emission of greenhouse gases, and threatens human health. Fuel cells are a promising clean energy technology because they are not limited by heat-engine thermodynamics and can operate at low temperature without combustion byproducts.
Hydrogen is considered as an alternate energy carrier to generate power for domestic, industrial, and transportation sectors. Hydrogen production by water electrolysis at low temperature is most promising because of the purity of produced hydrogen (˃99.9%) and its compatible nature with all electricity sources. Polyelectrolyte membranes, namely, anion exchange membranes (AEMs) and proton exchange membranes (PEMs), are a critical component of fuel cells, water electrolysis, redox flow batteries, electrodialysis, CO2 electroreduction, etc.
This Special Issue welcomes contributions focused on the Synthesis and Characterization of Polymer Electrolyte Membranes for electrochemical devices and CO2 electroreduction to produce value-added chemicals.
I look forward to considering your submissions.
Dr. Mrinmay Mandal
Prof. Dr. Chengji Zhao
Manuscript Submission Information
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- Proton exchange membranes
- Anion exchange membranes
- Bipolar membranes
- Fuel cells
- Water electrolysis
- Redox flow batteries
- CO2 electroreduction
- PGM/non-PGM electrocatalysts
- Membrane electrode assemblies