سال انتشار: ۱۳۸۹

محل انتشار: چهارمین همایش پیل سوختی ایران

تعداد صفحات: ۱۲

نویسنده(ها):

Ghasem Bahlake – Phd student Chemical Engineering Department, Amirkabir University of Technology, Tehran, Iran
Mohammad Mahdi Hasani-Sadrabadi – Phd student, polymer Engineering Department, Amirkabir University of Technology, Tehran, Iran
Erfan Dashtimoghadam – Phd student, polymer Engineering Department, Amirkabir University of Technology, Tehran, Iran
Manouchehr Nikazar – professor, chemical Engineering Department, Amirkabir University of Technology, Tehran, Iran

چکیده:

Molecular dynamics (MD) simulation technique was used to investigate the effect of degree of sulfonation (DS) on the structural and transport properties of sulfonated poly(ether ether ketone) (SPEEK) membrane at different temperatures. Simulations were performed for the cell containing SPEEK membrane, hydronium ions and water molecules. By analyzing the pair correlation function (PCF), it was found that with increasing the degree of sulfonation, the distance between sulfonic acid groups and the distance between sulfonic acid groups and hydronium ions are decreased. Furthermore, the PCF analysis of water-hydronium pair shows that water molecules and hydronium ions are located at far distances from each other. However, the diffusion coefficient and ionic conductivity of hydronium ions increase due to the greater number of the hydronium ions at high DS conditions. Simulated ionic conductivities follow experimental data qualitatively, but due to simulation conditions, some differences between simulation results and experiment are observed.