Anion-exchange Membranes in Electrochemical Energy Systems

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This article provides an up-to-date perspective on the use of anion-exchange membranes in fuel cells, electrolysers, redox flow batteries, reverse electrodialysis cells, and bioelectrochemical systems (e.g. microbial fuel cells). The aim is to highlight key concepts, misconceptions, the current state-of-the-art, technological and scientific limitations, and the future challenges (research priorities) related to the use of anion-exchange membranes in these energy technologies. All the references that the authors deemed relevant, and were available on the web by the manuscript submission date (30th April 2014), are included.


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Varcoe, J., Atanassov, P., Dekel, D., Herring, A., Hickner, M., & Kohl, P. et al. (2014). Anion-exchange membranes in electrochemical energy systems. Energy Environ. Sci., 7(10), 3135-3191. doi: 10.1039/c4ee01303d