Accession Number:

ADA346676

Title:

Portable Oxygen Generation for Medical Applications.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. 8 May 96-1 Jul 97

Corporate Author:

DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY RICHLAND WA RICHLAND OPERATIONS OFFICE

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1997-07-01

Pagination or Media Count:

44.0

Abstract:

A prototypical high-temperature planar oxygen generator was developed within one year. This generator utilizes yttria stabilized zirconia electrolyte and dope lanthanum manganite as the electrodes and separator plate. Several stack 1 to 3- cell were constructed and tested. The tests demonstrated that 1 all 25 sq cm of the active area was operational, 2 the cells possessed a low area specific resistance hat improved with time, and 3 stack power consumption decreased with time without affecting oxygen output. Important accomplishments were achieved in the areas of separator plate fabrication, metallic seal development, and stack assembly and testing.

Subject Categories:

  • Medicine and Medical Research
  • Medical Facilities, Equipment and Supplies
  • Life Support Systems

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE