Accession Number:

AD0613031

Title:

LIQUID HYDROCARBON FUEL CELL DEVELOPMENT.

Descriptive Note:

Final technical rept. for 27 Jul 64-27 Jan 65,

Corporate Author:

PRATT AND WHITNEY AIRCRAFT EAST HARTFORD CONN

Report Date:

1965-01-27

Pagination or Media Count:

73.0

Abstract:

A compound anode consists of a reforming catalyst bed in direct contact with a palladium-silver fuel cell anode. The objective of this study was to prove the feasibility of operating a compound anode fuel cell on a liquid hydrocarbon and to define the important parameters that influence cell performance. Both reformer and fuel cell tests were conducted with various liquid hydrocarbon fuels. Included in this report is a description of the compound anode and test facilities used in this study. The profound effect of hydrogen extraction on the equilibrium of the reform reaction and the feasibility of operating a fuel cell of this type is demonstrated. The effects of the fuel, catalyst bed depth, catalyst particle size and baffling on the cell performance are discussed. Author

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Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE