Chapter 2. Ceramic Proton Conductors

  1. Anthony F. Sammells Chief Technology Officer and
  2. Michael V. Mundschau Principal Senior Scientist
  1. Vineet K. Gupta and
  2. Jerry Y. S. Lin

Published Online: 3 AUG 2006

DOI: 10.1002/3527608796.ch2

Nonporous Inorganic Membranes: for Chemical Processing

Nonporous Inorganic Membranes: for Chemical Processing

How to Cite

Gupta, V. K. and Lin, J. Y. S. (2006) Ceramic Proton Conductors, in Nonporous Inorganic Membranes: for Chemical Processing (eds A. F. Sammells and M. V. Mundschau), Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim, FRG. doi: 10.1002/3527608796.ch2

Editor Information

  1. Eltron Research Inc., 4600 Nautilus Court South, Boulder, Colorado, CO 80301-3241, USA

Author Information

  1. Department of Chemical and Materials Engineering, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ 85287, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 3 AUG 2006
  2. Published Print: 20 JUN 2006

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9783527313426

Online ISBN: 9783527608799



  • nonporous inorganic membranes;
  • ceramic proton conductors;
  • perovskite-structured proton-conducting ceramic membranes;
  • hydrogen permeation;
  • chemical stability


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • General Properties of Perovskite-structured Proton-conducting Ceramic Membranes

    • Creation of Protonic Carriers

    • Transport Properties

    • Electronic Conductivity and Its Improvement

  • Synthesis of Proton-conducting Ceramic Membranes

    • Synthesis of Powders

    • Effect of Synthesis Conditions on Membrane Performance

    • Preparation of Thin Films

  • Hydrogen Permeation

    • The H2 Permeation Set-up and Sealing System

    • Effects of Process Variables on H2 Flux

      • Effect of Feed and Sweep Side Gas Concentrations

      • Effect of Membrane Thickness

      • Effect of Temperature

    • Mathematical Models for Hydrogen Permeation

  • Chemical Stability of Protonic Conductors

    • Stability in CO2 Atmospheres

    • Stability in Moisture-containing Atmospheres

    • Stability in Reducing Atmospheres

  • Future Directions and Perspectives