Accession Number:

AD0165052

Title:

Fuel Cell System for Underwater Vehicle.

Descriptive Note:

Patent,

Corporate Author:

DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON D C

Report Date:

1973-07-24

Pagination or Media Count:

3.0

Abstract:

The invention relates to a fuel cell system for providing electrical energy for an underwater vehicle. A fuel cell module is placed within a containment vessel and hydrogen and oxygen are supplied from tanks placed outside the containment vessel. The hydrogen and oxygen are passed through a fuel cell module to generate electricity for an underwater vehicle. The oxygen flowing from the fuel cell module is vented overboard and the hydrogen-product water flowing from the hydrogen reaction chamber is condensed and the water is separated from the hydrogen and stored in the hydrogen tank.

Subject Categories:

  • Electric Power Production and Distribution
  • Marine Engineering

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE