Accession Number:

AD0248803

Title:

THE SODIUM AMALGAM-OXYGEN CONTINUOUS FEED CELL

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Corporate Author:

WESTERN RESERVE UNIV CLEVELAND OH ELECTROCHEMISTRY RESEARCH LAB

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Report Date:

1960-12-01

Pagination or Media Count:

1.0

Abstract:

The anode of the sodium amalgam-oxygen continuous feed cell consists of a vertical steel electrode with liquid amalgam flowing continuously down its surface. Porous carbon electrodes of the semi-lyophobic type have been used as the cathode. The amalgam is produced over external to the cell by introducing sodium directly into mercury. The overall cell reaction is 4 Na O2 2 H2O to 4 NaOH. Performance characteristics are reported for a small single cell laboratory unit as well as a five-cell unit of several hundred watts capacity. Author

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APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE