Accession Number:

AD0272262

Title:

FEASIBILITY STUDY OF REDOX FUEL CELL WITHOUT SEPARATOR

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Corporate Author:

FLORIDA UNIV GAINESVILLE ENGINEERING AND INDUSTRIAL EXPERIMENT STATION

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Report Date:

1962-01-31

Pagination or Media Count:

1.0

Abstract:

A theoretical study of the redox fuel cell suggests that it is not feasible to design such a cell without a separator between the anolyte and catholyte compartments. One of the main obstacles to the attainment of high power densities from redox fuel cells is the problem of reducing the ohmic losses by bringing electrodes very close to each other while at the same time working toward a design which presents very large reactive surfaces to the action of the anolyte and catholyte. Calculations indicate that any useful cell must be designed with minimum distance between electrodes because of ohmic losses at high current densities. The significance of roughness factor provides justification for efforts in seeking improved electrode materials. Author

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APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE