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1 Materials for Energy and Environment Group Mat4En 2 Laboratory Dipartimento di Chimica, Materiali e Ingegneria Chimica Giulio Natta (CMIC)

2 Research Fields FUEL CELLS ORGANOCLAYS HYBRID ORGANIC-INORGANIC MATERIALS PEM-FCs LIFE CYCLE ANALYSIS SOFCs MATERIALS PREPARATION & CHARACTERIZATION SUSTAINABILITY AND GREEN PRODUCT DESIGN

3 People Dr. Luca Zampori, temporary researcher Dr. Saverio Latorrata, temporary researcher Dr. Paola Gallo Stampino, staff researcher Dr. Renato Pelosato, temporary researcher Prof. Giovanni Dotelli Prof. Cinzia Cristiani Prof. Antonino Giarrusso Dr. Luca Omati, PhD student

4 Research Fields FUEL CELLS ORGANOCLAYS HYBRID ORGANIC-INORGANIC MATERIALS PEM-FCs LIFE CYCLE ANALYSIS SOFCs MATERIALS PREPARATION & CHARACTERIZATION SUSTAINABILITY AND GREEN PRODUCT DESIGN

5 Polymer Electrolyte Membrane Fuel Cells PEM COMPONENTS MATERIALS Polymeric Membranes physicochemical and electrical characterization* Gas Diffusion Layers (GDL) Microporous layers Formulation Rheologic characterization of inks Deposition (Spray, Doctor Blade) Microstructural and electrical Characterization Catalytic Layer In cooperation with Malaga University (Spain), development of new catalysts Deposition, microstructural and electrical characterization Modeling and Simulation of Cell performance *Cooperation with Pavia University for future development of new polymer electrolyte materials

6 Typical MPL preparation route Ink formulation rheology deposition Thermal treatment MPL

7 PEM TEST BENCH AC Perturbation Solartron SL1260 I AC V AC Electronic Load + - Impedance Spectroscopy Polarization curves

8 Research Fields FUEL CELLS ORGANOCLAYS HYBRID ORGANIC-INORGANIC MATERIALS PEM-FCs LIFE CYCLE ANALYSIS SOFCs MATERIALS PREPARATION & CHARACTERIZATION SUSTAINABILITY AND GREEN PRODUCT DESIGN

9 Solid Oxide Fuel Cells SOFCs COMPONENTS MATERIALS Preparation techniques for SOFC Materials Structural and microstructural characterization X-Ray Diffraction (XRD) InfraRed Spectroscopy (FT-IR) ThermoGravimetric analysis (TG) Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM) Electrical Characterization Impedance Spectroscopy (IS) in cooperation with Milano Bicocca University

10 SOFC Materials preparation route Co-precipitation synthesis Standard characterization: XRD, TG, IR Thermal treatment MPL Structural and microstructural characterization: Rietveld and SEM-EDS Impedance Spectroscopy

11 Research Fields FUEL CELLS ORGANOCLAYS HYBRID ORGANIC-INORGANIC MATERIALS PEM-FCs LIFE CYCLE ANALYSIS SOFCs MATERIALS PREPARATION & CHARACTERIZATION SUSTAINABILITY AND GREEN PRODUCT DESIGN

12 ORGANOCLAYS Preparation of modified clays Quaternary ammonium salt exchanged (ionic) Polymers exchanged (non ionic) Structural and microstructural characterization X-Ray Diffraction (XRD) InfraRed Spectroscopy (FT-IR) in cooperation with Genova University ThermoGravimetric analysis (TG) Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM) Sorption characterization Adsorption / desorption isotherms in cooperation with Perugia University Fields of interest Environmental Biomedical and Biological

13 Organoclays Characterization: XRD, TG, IR + Orthochlorophenol (OCP) Nitrobenzene (NB)

14 Research Fields FUEL CELLS ORGANOCLAYS HYBRID ORGANIC-INORGANIC MATERIALS PEM-FCs LIFE CYCLE ANALYSIS SOFCs MATERIALS PREPARATION & CHARACTERIZATION SUSTAINABILITY AND GREEN PRODUCT DESIGN

15 Life Cycle Assessment Compilation and evaluation of the inputs, outputs and potential environmental impacts of a product system throughout its life cycle * Use of LCA data: Materials selection Process Optimization Green Marketing Eco-labeling * In cooperation with industry

16 LIFE CYCLE ASSESSMENT fertilizers Refinery Farm dairy Life Cycle Analysis of a Glass of Milk market Refinery


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