A High Energy Density Storage System with Encapsulated Silver-Zinc Cells for Deep Ocean Applications
MASSACHUSETTS UNIV AMHERST SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING
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The investigation was concerned with the design of a high energy density storage system for deep ocean applications. A sampling of available storage cells is presented and their properties compared with those of the silver-zinc cell. The concept of packaging large numbers of silver-zinc batteries in small glass spheres is then developed, and systems capable of positive, neutral, or negative buoyancy are shown. These individual battery packages were integrated into complete electrical systems and the manner in which they are to be carried by a deep submergence vessel DSV is shown. Finally, the advantages of the pressure-proof silver-zinc system are demonstrated by means of a comparison with the popular pressure-compensated system.
- Electrochemical Energy Storage
- Marine Engineering