Accession Number:

AD0269227

Title:

RESEARCH ON LOW TEMPERATURE FUEL CELL SYSTEMS

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GENERAL ELECTRIC CO WEST LYNN MASS

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Report Date:

1961-11-30

Pagination or Media Count:

1.0

Abstract:

Fuel electrode studies resulted in the following Development of two electrode structures for carrying out fuel and electrocatalyst investigations in matrix-type fuel cells, and cell structures including one with reference electrodes A survey of chemical elements for electrocatalytic activity with H, hydrocarbons, and other fuels, C base electrocatalysts for activity with H, hydrocarbons, and O, and a number of mechanical mixtures and compounds and a few alloys for electrocatalytic activity in fuel cells Identification of Pt as the most active simple catalyst for anodic oxidation of hydrocarbons in fuel cells Discovery that saturated hydrocarbons are more rapidly oxidized in acidic electrolyte cells as compared with basic electrolyte cells and that with olefins the electrolyte effect is smaller and in favor of the basic electrolyte and Identification of strong effects of electrolyte upon adsorption rates of hydrocarbon fuels which correlates with the observations of the preceding item. Author

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APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE