Accession Number:

AD0823886

Title:

HYDROCARBON-AIR FUEL CELL

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. no. 11, 1 Jan-30 Jun 1967

Corporate Author:

ESSO RESEARCH AND ENGINEERING CO LINDEN NJ GOVERNMENT RESEARCH LAB

Report Date:

1967-11-01

Pagination or Media Count:

57.0

Abstract:

Research emphasized 1 the search for non-noble catalysts, 2 the development of non-corrosive intermediate temperature electrolytes and 3 studies to improve noble metal utilization. Freeze drying can be an effective method for producing conductive high surface area metal tungsten oxides catalysts but these materials did not show any increased activity. Raney nickel- cobalt alloy catalysts have demonstrated electrochemical activity on butane in the 250 C phosphate melt electrolyte. This appears to be the first case of saturated hydrocarbon activity with a non-noble catalyst system in a CO2- rejecting electrolyte. Supported platinum catalysts continue to show promise of significant activity improvement in both low and intermediate temperature cells.

Subject Categories:

  • Electric Power Production and Distribution

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE