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Title: Process for recycling components of a PEM fuel cell membrane electrode assembly

Process for recycling components of a PEM fuel cell membrane electrode assembly The membrane electrode assembly (MEA) of a PEM fuel cell can be recycled by contacting the MEA with a lower alkyl alcohol solvent which separates the membrane from the anode and cathode layers of the assembly. The resulting solution containing both the polymer membrane and supported noble metal catalysts can be heated under mild conditions to disperse the polymer membrane as particles and the supported noble metal catalysts and polymer membrane particles separated by known filtration means.
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OSTI Identifier:1036114
Report Number(s):8,124,261
US patent application 11/471,324
DOE Contract Number:FC36-03GO13104
Resource Type:Patent
Research Org:Engelhard Corporation
Sponsoring Org:USDOE
Country of Publication:United States
Language:English
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