The behaviour of Nafion (R) 424 membrane in the electrochemical production of lithium hydroxide


Turan A. Z. , Baloglu H., Unveren E., Bulutcu A. N.

JOURNAL OF CHEMICAL TECHNOLOGY AND BIOTECHNOLOGY, vol.91, no.9, pp.2529-2538, 2016 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 91 Issue: 9
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Doi Number: 10.1002/jctb.4853
  • Title of Journal : JOURNAL OF CHEMICAL TECHNOLOGY AND BIOTECHNOLOGY
  • Page Numbers: pp.2529-2538

Abstract

BACKGROUNDNafion (R) membranes have found several applications in chemical processes, one of which is salt splitting', where a salt is split to produce acid and/or alkali. So, the determination of the behaviour of this membrane in the electrolysis of certain salts is an important issue. The aim of this study is to investigate the performance of Nafion (R) 424 membrane in a two-compartment membrane cell for the membrane electrolysis of lithium sulphate (Li2SO4), where lithium hydroxide (LiOH) is the target product.