Korean Journal of Chemical Engineering

, Volume 32, Issue 9, pp 1896–1901 | Cite as

Preparation of anion exchange membrane using polyvinyl chloride (PVC) for alkaline water electrolysis

  • Gab-Jin Hwang
  • Soo-Gon Lim
  • Soo-Yeon Bong
  • Cheol-Hwi Ryu
  • Ho-Sang ChoiEmail author
Separation Technology, Thermodynamics


An anion exchange membrane was prepared by the chloromethylation and the amination of polyvinyl chloride (PVC), as the base polymer. The membrane properties of the prepared anion exchange membrane, including ionic conductivity, ion exchange capacity, and water content were measured. The ionic conductivity of the prepared anion exchange membrane was in the range of 0.098×10−2-7.0×10−2S cm−1. The ranges of ion exchange capacity and water content were 1.9-3.7meq./g-dry-membrane and 35.1-63.1%, respectively. The chemical stability of the prepared anion exchange membrane was tested by soaking in 30 wt% KOH solution to determine its availability as a separator in the alkaline water electrolysis. The ionic conductivity during the chemical stability test largely did not change.


Hydrogen Production Water Electrolysis Alkaline Water Electrolysis Separator Anion Exchange Membrane 


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© Korean Institute of Chemical Engineers, Seoul, Korea 2015

Authors and Affiliations

  • Gab-Jin Hwang
    • 1
  • Soo-Gon Lim
    • 2
  • Soo-Yeon Bong
    • 1
  • Cheol-Hwi Ryu
    • 1
  • Ho-Sang Choi
    • 3
    Email author
  1. 1.Grad. School, Department Green EnergyHoseo UniversityAsan City, ChungnamKorea
  2. 2.Energy & Machinery Korea Co., LtdChangwonKorea
  3. 3.Department Chemical EngineeringKyungil UniversityGyeongsanKorea

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