Accession Number:

ADA066602

Title:

Non-Wetting Materials for Fabrication of Fuel Cell Electrodes.

Descriptive Note:

Final technical rept.,

Corporate Author:

STATE UNIV OF NEW YORK AT BUFFALO DEPT OF CHEMISTRY

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1977-12-01

Pagination or Media Count:

64.0

Abstract:

A study of propane electrooxidation on a platinum coated ion exchange membrane was conducted in both 85 phosphoric acid and trifluoromethanesulfonic acid monohydrate TFMSA. The phosphoric acid systems propane electrooxidation currents were characterized with respect to temperature, propane flow rate and oxidation potential. Then, the propane electrooxidatin currents of the TFMSA system were determined and compared to the phosphoric acid system. The steady state currents in the TFMSA solvent were two times greater than in the 85 H3PO4 acid solvent. Steady state hydrogen electrooxidation current measurements were made in both solvents and compared to the propane electrooxidation currents to estimate the practicability of propane electrooxidation. On a mole basis, the propane currents were 1143 of the hydrogen currents. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Physical Chemistry
  • Electrical and Electronic Equipment
  • Electric Power Production and Distribution

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE