Hydrogen Evolution Rates for Mine Batteries and Selection of a Hydrogen Getter; Information on
NAVAL MINE ENGINEERING FACILITY YORKTOWN VA
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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.
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