Energy Storage and Conversion using Ion Exchange Membranes

PhD defence, Friday 22 September 2017. Mette Birch Kristensen

2017.09.22 | Trine Berndt Turtiainen Scheelke

Mette Birch Kristensen

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During her PhD studies, Mette Kristensen investigated the properties of ion exchange membranes for intended use in energy storage and conversion processes. Ion exchange membranes act as barriers between compartments having for instance concentration and/or pressure differences and ensure a selective transport of specific ions and solvent across the membrane. The research mainly focused on investigating the nanoscopic structure (morphology) of the membranes and its effect on the transport properties such as selectivity and conductivity. Three different methods to tune the membrane structure were examined during the study. This research project has provided a better understanding of the interconnection between membrane morphology and transport properties in relation to energy storage and conversion processes. 

The PhD degree was completed at Department of Engineering, Science and Technology, Aarhus University.

This résumé was prepared by the PhD student.




Time: Friday 22nd of September 2017 at 13.00
Place: Building 1593, room 012, iNANO auditorium, Interdisciplinary Nanoscience Center (iNANO), Aarhus University
Title of dissertation: Experimental and Theoretical Study of Transport Properties of Ion Exchange Membranes
Contact information: Mette Birch Kristensen, e-mail:, tel.: +45 22 51 56 29
Members of the assessment committee:
Professor Anthony Szymczyk, Chemistry and Process Engineering, Université de Rennes, France
Senior Researcher Antoine Kemperman, European Membrane Institute, University of Twente, The Netherlands
Professor Zheng Guo (chair), Department of Engineering, Aarhus University
Main supervisor: Professor Anders Bentien, Department of Engineering, Aarhus University
Co-supervisor: Professor Jacopo Catalano, Department of Engineering, Aarhus University
Language: The PhD dissertation will be defended in English

The defence is public.
The dissertation is available for reading at the Graduate School of Science and Technology/GSST, Ny Munkegade 120, building 1520, rooms 128-134, 8000 Aarhus C.

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