A Brief Review of Poly(Vinyl Alcohol)-Based Anion Exchange Membranes for Alkaline Fuel Cells

Asep Muhamad Samsudin, Merit Bodner, Viktor Hacker

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

Abstract

Anion exchange membrane fuel cells have unique advantages and are thus gaining increasing attention. Poly(vinyl alcohol) (PVA) is one of the potential polymers for the development of anion exchange membranes. This review provides recent studies on PVA-based membranes as alternative anion exchange membranes for alkaline fuel cells. The development of anion exchange membranes in general, including the types, materials, and preparation of anion exchange membranes in the last years, are discussed. Performances and characteristics of recently reported PVA-based membranes are highlighted, including hydroxide conductivity, water uptake, swelling degree, tensile strength, and fuel permeabilities. Finally, some challenging issues and perspectives for the future study of anion exchange membranes are discussed.
Original languageEnglish
Article number3565
JournalPolymers
Volume2022
Issue number14
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 29 Aug 2022

Keywords

  • alkaline fuel cell
  • anion exchange membrane

Fields of Expertise

  • Mobility & Production
  • Advanced Materials Science

Fingerprint

Dive into the research topics of 'A Brief Review of Poly(Vinyl Alcohol)-Based Anion Exchange Membranes for Alkaline Fuel Cells'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this