Accession Number:

AD0750152

Title:

Research on Electrochemical Energy Conversion Systems

Descriptive Note:

Interim progress rept. no. 1, Oct 1971-Apr 1972

Corporate Author:

AMERICAN UNIV WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1972-07-01

Pagination or Media Count:

27.0

Abstract:

The research concerns electrochemical energy conversion systems. The investigation of the corrosion characteristics of fuel-cell electrolytes considered materials of construction for use in phosphoric acid as well as electrolytes alternative to phosphoric acid. Tantalum coatings are being studied for use in phosphoric acid and poly-phosphates are being considered as suitable electrolytes without the corrosivity of phosphoric acid. The use of organic electrolytes such as gamma-butyrolactone solutions of lithium perchlorate appears feasible on a qualitative basis from some preliminary experiments on the anodic oxidation of propane.

Subject Categories:

  • Electric Power Production and Distribution

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE