HYDROCARBON - AIR FUEL CELLS.
Semi-annual technical summary rept. no. 9, 1 Jan-30 Jun 66.
GENERAL ELECTRIC CO WEST LYNN MASS DIRECT ENERGY CONVERSION OPERATION
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Detailed information is presented on a continuing research and development program to develop a direct hydrocarbon oxidation-air fuel cell technology. Current work included research on electrocatalysts, electrode structures, multi-component fuels, and investigations with alternate acid electrolytes. A number of alloys and non-alloys were studied as catalysts for the oxidation of hydrocarbon fuels. The development of supported electrocatalysts and related electrode structures is discussed. The behavior of fuel mixtures of saturated hydrocarbons and the effects of other components such as olefins, aromatics and naphthenes are reported. Performance of hydrofluoric acid electrolyte operating with octane and its relationship to voltage cycling phenomena is discussed. Author
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