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Title: Sulfonated PBI Gel Membranes for Redox Flow Batteries

Abstract

Sulfonated polybenzimidazole (s-PBI) gel membranes were prepared and shown to have a high stability in concentrated sulfuric acid and strongly oxidizing vanadium (V) solutions. These membranes were considered candidates for use in vanadium redox flow batteries, and compared to the commonly used "conventionally imbibed" meta-polybenzimidazole (m-PBI) membranes cast from N,N'-dimethylacetamide (DMAc) solutions. The s-PBI membranes exhibited high conductivities (up to ~240 mS cm-1) and low performance degradation during in-cell testing.

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Research Org.:
United Technologies Corporation, Farmington, CT (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Advanced Research Projects Agency - Energy (ARPA-E)
OSTI Identifier:
1509776
Alternate Identifier(s):
OSTI ID: 1613556
Grant/Contract Number:  
AR0001478; AR0000147
Resource Type:
Published Article
Journal Name:
Journal of the Electrochemical Society
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Name: Journal of the Electrochemical Society Journal Volume: 166 Journal Issue: 8; Journal ID: ISSN 0013-4651
Publisher:
IOP Publishing - The Electrochemical Society
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
36 MATERIALS SCIENCE; Electrochemistry; Materials Science

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Wang, Lihui, Pingitore, Andrew T., Xie, Wei, Yang, Zhiwei, Perry, Michael L., and Benicewicz, Brian C. Sulfonated PBI Gel Membranes for Redox Flow Batteries. United States: N. p., 2019. Web. doi:10.1149/2.0471908jes.
Wang, Lihui, Pingitore, Andrew T., Xie, Wei, Yang, Zhiwei, Perry, Michael L., & Benicewicz, Brian C. Sulfonated PBI Gel Membranes for Redox Flow Batteries. United States. doi:10.1149/2.0471908jes.
Wang, Lihui, Pingitore, Andrew T., Xie, Wei, Yang, Zhiwei, Perry, Michael L., and Benicewicz, Brian C. Mon . "Sulfonated PBI Gel Membranes for Redox Flow Batteries". United States. doi:10.1149/2.0471908jes.
@article{osti_1509776,
title = {Sulfonated PBI Gel Membranes for Redox Flow Batteries},
author = {Wang, Lihui and Pingitore, Andrew T. and Xie, Wei and Yang, Zhiwei and Perry, Michael L. and Benicewicz, Brian C.},
abstractNote = {Sulfonated polybenzimidazole (s-PBI) gel membranes were prepared and shown to have a high stability in concentrated sulfuric acid and strongly oxidizing vanadium (V) solutions. These membranes were considered candidates for use in vanadium redox flow batteries, and compared to the commonly used "conventionally imbibed" meta-polybenzimidazole (m-PBI) membranes cast from N,N'-dimethylacetamide (DMAc) solutions. The s-PBI membranes exhibited high conductivities (up to ~240 mS cm-1) and low performance degradation during in-cell testing.},
doi = {10.1149/2.0471908jes},
journal = {Journal of the Electrochemical Society},
number = 8,
volume = 166,
place = {United States},
year = {2019},
month = {4}
}

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