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Projects

Projects

Polybenzimidazole based anion-conductive and N-doped carbon materials (ACN Mat 2020)

Period
2020 - 2021
Financing organization
Joint research collaboration project between private company Syngaschem BV, situated at Dutch Institute for Fundamental Energy Research (DIFFER) at TU campus Eindhoven, the Netherlands and Institute of Polymers at Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Sofia
Project Summary

The project “ACN Mat 2020” is a natural continuation of the already started in 2018 fruitful collaboration with our Dutch partners from Syngaschem BV, aiming continuation and research development of the IP-BAS activities onto preparation of polybenzimidazole-based anion-conductive membranes and alkaline PBI binder solutions as a new accent is stressed on the possibility for synthesis and characterization of some novel N-doped hybrid carbon materials and carbon materials impregnated with silver nanoparticles with potential application as electrocatalysts for water electrolysis and as substrates for preparation of gas-diffusion electrode materials. The core of this research is the performance of different polybenzimidazoles and nanocomposites therefrom pyrolytic carbonization in a controlled inert atmosphere by varying the temperature and pyrolysis time.

Project Results

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Project Partners

Director of Syngaschem BV: Prof. Dr. J.W. (Hans) Niemantsverdriet
Project leader for IP-BAS: Assoc. Prof. Hristo Penchev, Ph.D.

 

Polybenzimidazole based anion-conductive materials (AC Mat)

Period
2020 - 2021
Financing organization
Joint research collaboration project between private company Syngaschem BV, situated at Dutch Institute for Fundamental Energy Research (DIFFER) at TU campus Eindhoven, the Netherlands and Institute of Polymers at Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Sofia
Project Summary

The project AC Mat aims starting of fundamental research in the field of utilization of some novel anion-conductive solid polymer electrolyte membranes and alkaline ion-solvating binder solutions based on PBI’s aiming to solar fuels production. Initial activities include investigations on the oxygen and hydrogen half-reactions and on PEM alcohol electrolysis (methanol, ethanol and n-propanol), but also other processes will be investigated (such as CO2 electro-reduction).

Project Results

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Project Partners

Director of Syngaschem BV: Prof. Dr. J.W. (Hans) Niemantsverdriet; Sinior researcher Dr. Foteini Sapountzi

Project leader for IP-BAS: Assoc. Prof. Hristo Penchev, Ph.D.