Accession Number:

AD0713875

Title:

Thermodynamic Aspects of the Problem of Immediate Conversion of Chemical Energy into Electrical,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

FOREIGN TECHNOLOGY DIV WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OHIO

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1970-08-21

Pagination or Media Count:

21.0

Abstract:

The basic aspects of the thermodynamic description of an electrochemical generator were examined. By the thermodynamic methods of balanced processes basic expressions for emf and efficiency of the generator were obtained. The effect of the basic parameters of the working body on generator characteristics were analyzed, and the expressions for optimum temperature, corresponding to maximum efficiency or emf have been found. On the basis of the obtained expressions, the characteristics of the electrochemical generator on a series of possible working bodies were analyzed. The system of equations which described the unbalanced processes in an electrochemical generator were examined. For the generator with an ion-exchange diaphragm on the basis of the accepted model a method of calculating the volt-ampere characteristic is presented. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Physical Chemistry
  • Non-electrical Energy Conversion

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE