American Journal of Engineering and Applied Sciences

Synthesis and Characterization of Ink (Carbon)-Perovskite/Polyaniline Ternary Composite Electrode for Sodium Chloride Separation

Savita Dixit and Sandhya Pal

DOI : 10.3844/ajeassp.2015.527.537

American Journal of Engineering and Applied Sciences

Volume 8, Issue 4

Pages 527-537

Abstract

We reported the synthesis of ink-perovskite/Polyaniline composite electrode material for the separation of sodium chloride solution. These electrode materials are prepared by in situ polymerization process of aniline in the presence of perovskite ceramic material with carbon catalyst surface. This material is having the highest conductivity as a cathode material, environmentally benign and low cost material. The structure and morphological properties of prepared ternary composites are characterized by Fourier transform infrared, X-ray diffraction, SEM and TGA. The electrochemical properties are also investigated using four probe method and cyclic-voltametry method. Electrochemical measurement shows that the conductivity of ternary composites is 128 Scm-1. Resulting composites are promising cathode material for low power consuming electrolysis process of sodium chloride solution.

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© 2015 Savita Dixit and Sandhya Pal. This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.