Nafion: Applications and Consumer Market

Nafion: Applications and Consumer Market

Application of Nafion in chemical processing:

  • Chlorine-alkali membrane industry
  • Types of membrane electrolysis such as hydrochloric acid (HCl) electrolysis especially in isocyanate (TDI & MDI) and PVC industries
  • Supply of pure materials in the semiconductor industry
  • Super acid catalyst
  • Ion exchange resin for use in harsh chemical and high temperature conditions
  • Electrosynthesis of fine chemicals and pharmaceutical
  • Repair of industrial membranes


Application  in Energy:

  • PEM Fuel cells as electric motors of vehicles such as Hybrid vehicles
  • Stationary applications
  • Portable electronics like mobile and laptop (Direct methanol fuel cells)
  • Microbial fuel cells
  • Polymeric solar cells
  • Lithium polymer batteries
  • Supercapacitors
  • Redox flow battery such as Vanadium batteries(VRBs)
  • Electrolysis of water to produce pure hydrogen and oxygen


Application of Nafion in instrumentation and analysis:

  • Polymeric-Metal Composites (IPMC) as Sensor Sensor and Actuator
  • Manufacture of Nafion Pipes for Humidification or Dehydration Drying Gases


Application of  in coating:

  • Metal plating industry
  • Spent solution recycling and reduction of industrial wastewater
  • Coating surfaces and monuments of architecture and monuments to hydrate and improve self-cleaning properties

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