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POLYSULFONE COMPOSED OF POLYANILINE NANOPARTICLES AS NANOCOMPOSITE PROTON EXCHANGE MEMBRANE IN MICROBIAL FUEL CELL

Research Area: Uncategorized Year: 2013
Type of Publication: Article Keywords: PEM,MFC,Polysulfone Polyaniline nanocomposite
Authors: Ghasemi, Mostafa; Rahimnejad, Mostafa; Esmaeili, Chakavak; Daud, Wan Ramli; Alam, Javed; Alhoshan, Mansour
Journal: American Journal of Biochemistry and Biotechnology Volume: 4
Number: 1 Pages: 19-27
Month: feberaury
ISSN: 1553-3468
Abstract:
Proton exchange membranes play a critical role in the performance of Microbial Fuel Cells (MFCs) but their high price was always a big deal for commercialization of MFCs. In the present study, doped and undoped polyaniline nanoparticles/polysulfone nanocomposites membranes as a new type of PEM, were fabricated and applied in the MFC and their performance was compared with Nafion 117 as a traditional and expensive PEM. The obtained results show that MFC working by undoped Pani/Ps generated 78.1 mW/m2 which is higher than doped Pani/Ps system with 62.5 mW/m2. However, Naion 117 generated the highest power than other types of membrane by 93 mW/m2. It means that undoped Pani/Ps can compete in power generation with Nafion 117 and this is an outlook toward commercialization of MFC.
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