Accession Number:

ADA058795

Title:

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

Descriptive Note:

Interim technical rept. 25 Dec 77-24 Jul 78,

Corporate Author:

AMERICAN UNIV WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1978-07-01

Pagination or Media Count:

44.0

Abstract:

The present research is oriented toward the task of developing an improved electrolyte for the hydrocarbon-air fuel cell. The following compounds are being evaluated as potential fuel cell electrolytes sulfoacetic acid, methane sulfonic acid, sulfosalicylic acid, 10-camphorsulfonic acid-dl, benzene sulfonic acid, ethylene disulfonic acid-dl, benzene sulfonic acid, ethylene disulfonic acid, 1,3,6-naphthalene trisulfonic acid, sulfosuccinic acid, sulfopropionic acid, ethane suflonic acid, methane disulfonic acid, and propane sulfonic acid. These compounds are being evaluated in terms of their ionic conductivities, vapor pressures, surface properties, chemical stabilities, and electrochemical behaviors. The present status of the project and the outstanding problems are reviewed. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Physical Chemistry
  • Electric Power Production and Distribution

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE