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Process for recycling components of a PEM fuel cell membrane electrode assembly

United States Patent Application

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The membrane electrode assembly (MEA) of a PEM fuel cell is recycled by contacting the MEA with a lower alkyl alcohol solvent which separates the membrane from the anode and cathode layers of the assembly.
Shore, Lawrence (Edison, NJ), Robertson, Arthur Bruce (Greenbelt, MD), Shulman, Holly Sue (Schenectady, NY), Fall, Morgana Lynn (New Paltz, NY)
11/ 110,406
April 20, 2005
[0001] This invention was made with Government support under Cooperative Agreement No. DE-FC36-03GO13104 awarded by the United States Department of Energy. The Government has certain rights in the invention.