Accession Number:

ADA109905

Title:

Hydrogen Evolution Rates for Mine Batteries and Selection of a Hydrogen Getter; Information on

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.

Corporate Author:

NAVAL MINE ENGINEERING FACILITY YORKTOWN VA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1979-02-01

Pagination or Media Count:

19.0

Abstract:

Mine batteries evolve hydrogen at various rates. In one month at 32 C, volumes ranged from roughly 33 milliliters for Battery Mk 114 Mod 0 to 3 milliliters for Battery Mk 121 Mod 0. At 32 C, F, F50, and F96 cells used in Leclanche batteries produced roughly 0.5 to 2 milliliters of hydrogen per cell in one month. Cells of the 3-AH and R-4R types, used in cadmium-mercuric oxide and zinc-mercuric oxide batteries respectively, produced about 0.4 to 0.6 milliliters of hydrogen. Palladium and palladium oxide getters were selected to eliminate free hydrogen in sealed environments containing mine batteries.

Subject Categories:

  • Electrochemical Energy Storage

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE