Accession Number:

AD0653779

Title:

HIGH ENERGY ELECTROCHEMICAL COUPLES. II. GAS ELECTRODES IN ORGANIC SOLVENTS.

Descriptive Note:

Interim rept.,

Corporate Author:

AMERICAN UNIV WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1967-02-01

Pagination or Media Count:

18.0

Abstract:

The purpose of the work is to provide basic information on selected electrochemical couples which may be useful in the development of electrochemical energy storage systems suitable for vehicle propulsion. A literature survey was made on the cathodic oxygen electrode in non-aqueous solvents and revealed that, while very little work on this reaction has been done, there exists a reversible one-electron reduction of oxygen in several organic solvents. An attempt to purify the solvent by electrolysis was unsuccessful. A spinning band column was set up for fractional distillation. Electrochemical cells were designed and fabricated. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Physical Chemistry
  • Electrochemical Energy Storage
  • Electric and Ion Propulsion

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE