Preparation and Characterization of Ion-exchange Membrane Using sPEEK for Fuel Cell Application

Sulfonated-PEEK를 이용한 연료전지용 이온교환막의 제조 및 특성평가

  • Jang, Won-Gi (Department of Chemical System Engineering, Keimyung University) ;
  • Ye, Se-Hui (Department of Chemical System Engineering, Keimyung University) ;
  • Kang, Seung-Kyu (Department of Transportation Engineering, Keimyung University) ;
  • Kim, Ji-Tae (Department of Environmental and Energy Systems Engineering, Kyonggi University) ;
  • Byun, Hong-Sik (Department of Chemical System Engineering, Keimyung University)
  • 장원기 (계명대학교 화학시스템공학과) ;
  • 예세희 (계명대학교 화학시스템공학과) ;
  • 강승규 (계명대학교 교통공학과) ;
  • 김지태 (경기대학교 환경에너지시스템공학과) ;
  • 변홍식 (계명대학교 화학시스템공학과)
  • Received : 2011.09.06
  • Accepted : 2011.09.26
  • Published : 2011.09.30


A nascent membrane was prepared by using the solution evaporation method with a solution of sPEEK, EdAn (cross-linking reagent), and PEA (grafting reagent) in DMAc. Then, after the imination and sulfonation process the cross-linked and grafted ion-exchange membrane, CG-sPEEK, was obtained. The sulfonation and imination reactions were confirmed by FTIR analysis. In order to evaluate the possibility of prepared membrane for the use of an ion-exchange membrane in PEMFC, proton conductivity, water uptake and volume change were measured and compared with a commercial membrane, Nafion 115. It was revealed that since the proton conductivity (0.17 S/cm) of prepared membrane were much higher than those of Nafion 115 (0.10 S/cm) the prepared membrane could be used for the ion-exchange membrane in PEMFC. However, the high water uptake (130%) of CG-sPEEK should be reduced for the dimension stability.


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