Bipolar Membranes for Electrochemical Technologies

Bipolar membranes (BPMs) are already a commercially relevant technology as they are used in the electrodialysis process, that is, they are used to convert salt water into industrially useful acid and base products. Recent research, on the laboratory scale, has demonstrated that bipolar membranes also have useful applications in water splitting technologies that produce hydrogen gas, which can then be captured, stored and used as an alternative to fossil fuels. This project aims to develop next-generation bipolar membranes by combining the cutting-edge membrane technologies developed at Simon Fraser University with the industrial throughput capabilities of Ionomr Innovations Inc.

Patrick Fortin
Faculty Supervisor: 
Steven Holdcroft
British Columbia
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