Anion Exchange Membranes for Alkaline and Low-temperature Fuel Cell Applications

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$100,000.00
Award Year:
2011
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
N00014-11-M-0090
Award Id:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
O102-EP6-4307
Solicitation Year:
2010
Solicitation Topic Code:
OSD10-EP6
Solicitation Number:
2010.2
Small Business Information
1684 South Research Loop, Suite 518, Tucson, AZ, 85710-6740
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
046772922
Principal Investigator:
Hongxing Hu
Senior Scientist
(520) 540-6944
hhu1@mindspring.com
Business Contact:
Ayyasamy Aruchamy
President
(520) 546-6944
amsen@mindspring.com
Research Institute:
Stub




Abstract
This Small Business Innovation Research Phase I project aims to develop high performance anion exchange membranes for alkaline and low-temperature fuel cell applications based on a unique polymer-polymer hybrid scheme. The hybrid of these two polymers is intended to take advantage of combined merits of the constituent polymers and overcome the drawbacks of each polymer when used alone. The focus of the effort is to enhance the conductivity of the anion exchange membrane by raising the ion exchange capacity (IEC) as high as possible. The outcome of the present effort may result in a new anion exchange membrane with high hydroxyl ion conductivity, high thermal and chemical stabilities, low permeability of reactant species, good mechanical properties, and high durability in application to sodium borohydride-hydrogen peroxide fuel cells. Issues for scaling up of the membrane production and commercialization will be identified and addressed in Phase I.

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