The efficiency of chitosan-graphene oxide composite membranes modified with genipin in fuel cell application

Selestina Gorgieva*, Azra Osmić , Bostjan Genorio, Viktor Hacker, Sigrid Wolf, Silvo Hribernik

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The paper reports on the processing of chitosan N-doped reduced graphene oxide (CS/N-rGO) nanocomposite membranes prepared by a facile, dispersion-casting procedure aimed as anion exchange membranes in fuel cells. Genipin (GEN) was used as a crosslinking agent to ameliorate mechanical weakens of nanocomposite membranes, while the N-rGO filler, aside of its role as a mechanical enhancer, is expected to improve the ionic conductivity of membranes. The resulting properties of processed membranes in terms of morphology, tensile strength, elasticity, and ethanol permeability were examined. The relevance of the membranes in terms of efficiency and performance was demonstrated in a single cell test.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEFC21 - European Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Piero Lunghi Conference
Subtitle of host publicationVirtual conference, December 15-17, 2021
EditorsViviana Cigolotti
Place of PublicationPublished online
PublisherEDP Sciences
ISBN (Electronic)2267-1242
Publication statusPublished - 10 Jan 2022
Event2021 European Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Piero Lunghi Conference: EFC21 - Virtuell, Italy
Duration: 15 Dec 202117 Dec 2021

Publication series

NameE3S Web of Conferences
ISSN (Print)2555-0403


Conference2021 European Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Piero Lunghi Conference
Abbreviated titleEFC21
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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Environmental Science(all)
  • Energy(all)
  • Earth and Planetary Sciences(all)

Fields of Expertise

  • Mobility & Production

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