Accession Number:

ADA012283

Title:

Carbonaceous Catalysts for H3PO4 Fuel Cells.

Descriptive Note:

Interim rept. no. 1, Aug 74-Feb 75,

Corporate Author:

UNIVERSAL OIL PRODUCTS CO DES PLAINES ILL

Report Date:

1975-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

53.0

Abstract:

UOP KociteR materials are being evaluated as low cost air andor fuel electrocatalysts in phosphoric acid electrolyte fuel cells. KociteR materials are composite structures consisting of pyropolymers chemically bonded to refractory substrates. Fuel cell electrodes are fabricated and tested as anodes or cathodes in model fuel cells with conventional Pt fuel electrodes as counter electrodes. The performance of KociteR materials as electrocatalysts has been studied. The second part of the program is directed toward evaluating the performance of KociteR materials as platinum catalyst supports. Results to date indicate promising fuel cell performance at unusually low platinum loadings.

Subject Categories:

  • Physical Chemistry
  • Electric Power Production and Distribution

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE