CO2-resistant hydrogen permeation membranes based on doped ceria and nickel

Shumin Fang, Lei Bi, Litao Yan, Wenping Sun, Chusheng Chen, Wei Liu*

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Composite membranes consisting of a proton-conducting ceramic and an electronic conductor are promising in reducing the cost in the separation of hydrogen from CO2. However, the lack of a stable ceramic in CO 2 with sufficient proton conductivity remains a great hurdle. In this study, we investigated the hydrogen permeation performance and chemical stability of composite membranes based on doped ceria and Ni. Doped ceria used to be considered as a very poor proton conductor for a long time. However, our results show that ceria heavily doped with rare earth element possesses significant proton conductivity. Compared with membranes based on perovskite-type oxides, hydrogen separation membranes based on fluorite-type ceria show much higher stability in H2O and CO2.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)10986-10991
Number of pages6
Issue number24
StatePublished - Jun 24 2010
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • General Energy
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films


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