Accession Number:

ADA050920

Title:

Definition of Chemical and Electrochemical Properties of a Fuel Cell Electrolyte.

Descriptive Note:

Interim technical rept. 25 Mar 77-24 Dec 77,

Corporate Author:

AMERICAN UNIV WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1978-02-01

Pagination or Media Count:

46.0

Abstract:

The present research is oriented toward the task of developing an improved electrolyte for the hydrocarbon-air fuel cell. A literature study of the properties of organic acids indicated that the following types of compounds warranted further investigation Aromatic poly carboxylic acids - partially neutralized perfluoroaliphatic carboxylic acids, Mono, di and poly sulfonic acids. Substituted sulfonic acids. This was followed by an experimental program wherein the vapor pressure, wetting characteristics, electrical conductivity, chemical stability, and electrochemical stability were measured. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Electric Power Production and Distribution

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE