Modified single-wall carbon nanotube for reducing fouling in perfluorinated membrane-based reverse electrodialysis

SA Shah and SY Choi and S Cho and M Shahbabaei and R Singh and D Kim, INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF HYDROGEN ENERGY, 45, 30703-30719 (2020).

DOI: 10.1016/j.ijhydene.2020.08.111

Power productions from electrochemical devices are becoming a necessity for decarbonization of the global energy system and can act as a potential candidate for achieving the universal demand for basic energy access. Quenching the high-efficiency are desired with the low-cost device and without emission of harmful greenhouse gasses is the primary purpose of this manuscript. Here we have demonstrated novel nanocomposite membrane, implemented in reverse electrodialysis systems for generating power. The selectivity, compatibility, availability, and flexibility of appropriate spacer and Nafion nanocomposite with the FAA-3 based anion-exchange membrane is outstanding and explained in great detail. Just by altering the nanochannel using micron length single-wall carbon nanotube (SWCNT), the nanocomposite membrane shows stable device performance without accumulation of salt at the Nafion nanocomposite membrane end. Structural and durability of the membrane at high temperatures under-hydrated condition can withstand freely moreover offers remarkable results. We achieve superior performance of the reverse electrodialysis devices without altering device architecture. Modified membrane with commercial available FAA-3 membrane act as a novel membrane for reverse electrodialysis. (C) 2020 Hydrogen Energy Publications LLC. Published by Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

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