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Our Electrolyser Products | Catalyst Coated Membranes

Nov 04 , 2023

Today, in pursuit of sustainable energy solutions, Proton Exchange Membrane (Proton Exchange Membrane) PEM technology has a wide range of applications in hydrogen production, energy storage, energy conversion and other sustainable energy fields.


A complete PEM electrolyzer mainly includes the following key links:

Catalyst-coated membrane (CCM): This is the heart of the system, responsible for the electrochemical reaction.

The electrolyzer structure, bipolar plate flow field, and diffusion layer thickness design are the structures that support the CCM and provide current channels.


Why do you need customization?

Catalyst Coated Membranes (CCM) Catalyst Coated Membranes

Different application scenarios have different performance requirements

Through customization, the CCM material (proton exchange membrane) thickness and noble metal loading can be optimized for specific applications to improve system efficiency.


Advantages of our customized CCM

In large-scale hydrogen production applications, CCM needs to have a high degree of stability and long life. By customizing CCM, we can precisely regulate the type of catalyst, coating thickness and coating method to achieve the best performance. We focus on CCM cutting-edge technology to manufacture high-performance proton exchange membrane electrode Apter Power's catalyst coating membrane

( CCM) is the core component of its PEM electrolyzer. CCM is composed of catalyst, membrane and diffusion layer. It is responsible for the catalytic reaction and current conduction of the electrolyzer.


Apter Power PEM Electrolyzer membrane electrodes can be customized according to user needs to meet different application scenarios.

The following are Apter Power PEM Electrolyzer membrane electrode customization instructions and requirements:

Power density: The power density of the membrane electrode can be from 2A/cm2 to 3A/cm2

Corrosion resistance: The membrane electrode needs to have good corrosion resistance.

Cost: The cost of membrane electrodes can also be optimized according to user needs (choose proton exchange membranes from different manufacturers). We

are committed to providing customers with large-scale electrolyzer membrane electrodes that meet their needs, and continue to carry out technological innovation to improve the performance of membrane electrodes. and cost-effective.


Apter Power's new CCM spray method has significant advantages:

our multi-layer structure increases the contact area between the catalyst and reactants, thereby increasing the activity of the catalyst, with high power density, high efficiency and high durability. In addition, the new CCM can Protects the catalyst from corrosion in the electrolyte, thereby improving the stability of the catalyst.

The new nanostructured CCM spraying method can use less catalyst loading, thereby reducing manufacturing costs, improving reaction efficiency, increasing the strength of the electrode, and can withstand higher pressure and stress.

Catalyst sauce consists of catalyst, solvent and other additives. The catalyst is usually platinum or iridium, and the solvent is usually chemical water or alcohol. The spraying method can evenly coat the catalyst on the membrane, which can conduct current more effectively. The catalyst

's activity, improving the performance of the electrolyzer.

Current density is one of the important performance indicators of an electrolyzer. It indicates the amount of current that the electrolyzer can output per unit area. The higher the current density, the greater the power output of the electrolyzer, thereby reducing the power cost of the electrolyzer.


Apter Power's PEM electrolyzer adopts an advanced Membrane Electrode Assembly (MEA) design and has the following advantages:

High performance: Apter Power's MEA uses advanced catalysts, membranes and electrode materials to improve the performance of the electrolyzer. Apter Power's MEA Features high power density, high efficiency and high durability.

High reliability: Apter Power's MEA adopts a high-reliability design to ensure that the electrolyzer operates normally in harsh environments and has good reliability.

Advanced Catalyst: MEA adopts nanotechnology (catalyst), which can improve the activity and stability of the catalyst.

High Efficiency Membrane: MEA adopts high efficiency membrane, which can improve the conductivity and corrosion resistance, and improve the efficiency of the electrolyzer.


Apter Power Membrane Electrode Encapsulation Hot Pressing Process

This process mainly includes the following steps:

Membrane electrode assembly (MEA) is placed in the encapsulation mold. The MEA consists of a catalyst-coated membrane, a gas diffusion layer, and a sealed frame.

Heat the encapsulation mold to a certain temperature.

Apply pressure to the encapsulation mold.

Cool the MEA encapsulation mold.

The hot pressing process can make the membrane electrode assembly tightly combined with the packaging mold to form a complete membrane electrode. This process can also firmly fix the gas diffusion layer and the sealing frame in the membrane electrode assembly to prevent gas leakage.


The membrane electrode packaging process has the following advantages:

Flow channel cutting: use high-precision cutting equipment to ensure that the size and shape of the CCM meet customer design requirements.

The membrane electrode assembly can be closely combined with the packaging mold, and the sealing performance of the membrane electrode can be improved.

It can firmly fix the gas diffusion layer and the sealing frame in the membrane electrode assembly to prevent gas leakage, improve the durability of the membrane electrode, and withstand the pressure of the electrolytic stack assembly, as well as the differential pressure operation of hydrogen and oxygen, the membrane electrode The packaging process is the key to the performance and reliability of the electrolyzer.


Apter Power Porous Transport Layer (PTL) 

porous structure: PTL adopts a porous structure to improve gas transmission efficiency. The size and porosity of the porous structure are optimized to ensure fast and uniform gas transport in the PTL.

High strength: PTL has high strength and can withstand the pressure and stress generated during the operation of the electrolyzer. PTL utilizes high quality materials and workmanship for strength and durability.

Corrosion resistance: PTL is corrosion resistant and can resist corrosion in the electrolyte. The PTL adopts corrosion-resistant materials, which can ensure the long-term stable operation of the PTL in the electrolyzer.


Apter Power's PTL design offers the following benefits:

Improved electrolyser performance: The porous structure of the PTL allows for more efficient gas transfer, thereby increasing the power density and efficiency of the electrolyser.

Reduced cost of electrolyzers: The porous structure of PTL can reduce the manufacturing cost of electrolyzers.

Extended cell life: PTL's high strength and corrosion resistance can extend cell life.

PTL design is an important part of Apter Power PEM electrolyzer technology, which can effectively improve the performance, cost and reliability of the electrolyzer.


The design pressure of MW PEM Electrolyzer is 20-30MPa.

The influence of design pressure:

Power density: Higher design pressure can increase the power density of the electrolyzer stack, because the power density of the electrolyzer stack is directly proportional to the pressure of the electrolyzer stack.

Corrosion risk: Higher design pressures increase the corrosion risk of the pot stack, as high pressure accelerates the corrosion of metals in the pot stack.

Lifetime: Higher design pressure will reduce the life of the pot stack because the metal in the pot stack will be subject to greater corrosion.

The Apter Power MW PEM Electrolyzer uses advanced design and manufacturing processes to reduce the risk of corrosion of the electrolyser stack, thereby increasing the life of the electrolyzer stack.


Apter Power MW PEM Electrolyzer has the following advantages:

High power density: The power density of Apter Power MW PEM Electrolyzer is as high as 2A/cm2 to 3A/cm2, which is the most advanced PEM electrolyzer on the market. High power density means that electrolyser stacks can take up less space, reducing installation costs.


Specific Description of Benefits:

High Efficiency: With an efficiency of up to 70%, our MW PEM Electrolyzer is the most efficient PEM electrolyser currently on the market. High efficiency means the electrolyser stack can produce more hydrogen, reducing operating costs.

Long life: MW PEM Electrolyzer adopts an advanced bipolar plate coating process, which can improve the corrosion resistance of the electrolyzer stack, thereby extending the life of the electrolyzer stack.

Scalability: Our MW PEM Electrolyzer is scalable and can be expanded according to demand. Scalability means that the electrolyser stack can meet the needs of different sizes.

High reliability: MW PEM electrolyser adopts a high-reliability design, which can ensure the normal operation of the electrolyzer in harsh environments. High-quality materials and processes have good reliability. Can meet the needs of various application scenarios.


Apter Power MW PEM Electrolyzer can be customized according to user needs to meet different application scenarios.

The following are customization instructions and requirements:

Power level: The power level of Apter Power MW PEM Electrolyzer ranges from 1 MW to 5MW, and modules can be added according to user needs.

Number of electrolyzers: The number of electrolyzers can be increased or reduced according to user needs to meet different hydrogen production needs.

Electrolyzer Type: Apter Power MW PEM Electrolyzer There are two types of electrolyzers, one is the traditional flat plate orientation electrolyzer and the other is the coiled circular electrolyzer.

Electrolyzer material: Apter Power MW PEM Electrolyzer electrolyzer is made of high-performance titanium alloy with high conductivity and corrosion resistance.

The following are the customization requirements for the MW PEM Electrolyzer:

Power level of the electrolyzer

Number of electrolyzers Type of electrolyzer

Apter Power will provide customized solutions and quotations according to the needs of users.

Through customization, different needs of users can be met, and the application range and value of Apter Power MW PEM Electrolyzer can be improved.


PEM Electrolyzer Precautions:

* Overcurrent protection: Prevent the electrolyzer current from being too large, causing damage to the electrolyzer.

* Overvoltage protection: Prevent the electrolyzer voltage from being too high, causing damage to the electrolyzer.

* Temperature protection: Prevent the electrolytic tank temperature from being too high, causing damage to the electrolytic tank.

* Leakage protection: Prevent leakage in the electrolytic tank from causing electric shock to personnel.

The following matters need to be noted when using the Apter Power MW PEM Electrolyzer:

**The electrolyzer stack will generate a large amount of heat during operation and requires cooling. **If there is a problem with the cooling system, it will cause the electrolyzer stack to overheat, affecting the efficiency and life of the electrolysis reaction.

The PEM electrolyzer stack generates heat during operation and transfers the heat to the cooling water. The cooling water is cooled through the cooling tower or fan cooler. The cooled water is circulated back to the electrolyzer stack to cool the electrolyzer stack.


The following are specific instructions for precautions when using the MW PEM Electrolyzer:

MW-class PEM electrolyzer:

System thermal management: In large-scale PEM systems, thermal management is a complex but crucial issue, and poor thermal management can lead to reduced efficiency. , and may even cause system failure.

**Cooling system: Regularly check various components of the cooling system to make sure they are not damaged or blocked.

Make sure the cooling water flow and pressure meet the requirements, and clean the cooling system regularly.

**Safety: The electrolyzer stack should be installed in a well-ventilated place to avoid the leakage of hydrogen and oxygen generated by the electrolyzer stack. It is forbidden to use open flames or other fire sources near the electrolyzer stack. The electrolyzer stack should be equipped with corresponding safety protection measures. Such as fire alarm system, fire fighting system, etc.

**Maintenance: The electrolyzer stack should be maintained regularly to keep it running properly, and the maintenance work should be done by professionals.

By paying attention to the above points, the safe and reliable operation of the Apter Power MW PEM Electrolyzer can be ensured.


From customizing Catalyst Coated Membranes to designing and manufacturing MW-level PEM electrolyzers, each step involves highly professional and cutting-edge technology.

If you have customized requirements for PEM Membrane Electrode Assembly or related products, welcome to contact us. We have many years of experience and a professional technical team that can provide you with a full range of solutions.

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