Making Energy Storage Possible with Ion Exchange Membranes

Flow Battery Solutions that Outperform Alternative Technologies

Despite an evolving landscape around energy storage, we know one thing for certain: Finding an efficient and effective solution for energy storage is critical to the global energy infrastructure.

Unlike other rechargeable energy storage technologies, flow batteries provide a more cost-effective option for large energy storage applications. Flow batteries also offer easy maintenance, better thermal management, and longer cycle life.

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But flow batteries’ performance depends on the components used to build them. Technology requires ion-exchange membranes to work — and the thickness, durability, and stability of these membranes directly impacts the flow battery's efficiency and lifespan.

This white paper explores how the ionic resistance, mechanical properties, durability, and chemical stability of an ion-exchange membrane impacts the ultimate performance of flow batteries. Find out why Nafion™ membranes have been a leader in the energy storage market for over 50 years, and how flow batteries made with Nafion™ membranes benefit from the membranes' excellent mechanical properties and chemical stability.

Download our white paper to learn about the important features to consider when selecting a membrane, and how each aspect of an ion-exchange membrane impacts the lifetime and performance of flow batteries.