Accession Number:

ADD019772

Title:

A Magnesium Anode, Seawater/Acid/Catholyte Electrode Utilizing a Palladium and Iridium Carbon Paper Cathode Electrochemical System

Descriptive Note:

Patent application, Filed 28 Jul 2000

Corporate Author:

DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Report Date:

2000-07-28

Pagination or Media Count:

12.0

Abstract:

The present invention relates to an improved magnesium semi-fuel cell which has a magnesium anode, a seawatercatholyte electrolyte, preferably containing acid to solubilize solid precipitates, and an electrocatalyst composed of palladium and iridium catalyzed onto carbon paper. The acid added to the electrolyte is preferably selected from the group consisting of sulfuric acid, hydrochloric acid, phosphoric acid, acetic acid and mixtures thereof.

Subject Categories:

  • Physical Chemistry
  • Electrochemical Energy Storage

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE