Deep eutectic solvent supported polymer-based high performance anion exchange membrane for alkaline fuel cells

Project: MES RK

Project Details

Grant Program

​Grant funding 2022-2024
Ministry of Education and Sciences

Project Description

The current project’s goal is rational design and development of DES supported polymer membrane with high chemical and mechanical stability and high ionic conductivity for anion exchange membrane fuel cells by multiscale modeling and optimization of the fabrication methods.

Project Relevance

Energy and mechanical engineering, Alternative energy and technologies: renewable energy sources, nuclear and hydrogen energy, other energy sources

Project Impact

1) Innovative and highly conductive anion-exchange membranes for all solid state alkaline fuel cells will be developed and investigated. The OH--conductivity in the range of 10-1-10-3 S/cm and controllable swelling degree will be achieved.
2) The research results on material synthesis and characterization, performance will be published in leading international peer-reviewed journals of editorial offices such as Elsevier, International Electrochem. Society etc. Also the results will be presented at international conferences.
3) The current growing concerns about global pollution and tremendous use of electricity cause an increased drive to find less polluting energy sources. One of the most promising and cost-effective technology - alkaline fuel cells first of all relies on improving the performance of the membrane. Therefore, the development of advanced OH-exchange membrane will lead to high-tech development through the use of innovative, safe and reliable energy source.
4) Establishment of international collaboration with the partners will bring novel expertise to Kazakhstan both in science and education of young specialists.
5) The potential users of the project results are the producers of high-tech fuel cells, ecotransports etc.
Effective start/end date1/1/2212/31/24