Accession Number:

ADD019917

Title:

An Aluminum Hypochlorite Electrochemical System

Descriptive Note:

Patent application, filed 12 Sep 2000

Corporate Author:

DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Report Date:

2000-09-12

Pagination or Media Count:

15.0

Abstract:

The present invention relates to an electrochemical cell which has utility in propulsion systems of undersea vehicles. The electrochemical cell comprises an anode formed from an aluminum containing material, a cathode formed from a hypochlorite solution phase catholyte material, and an electrolyte. The electrolyte may be an aqueous alkaline solution, seawater, or an aqueous alkaline solution with seawater. The anode, in a preferred embodiment of the present invention, is formed from a bipolar electrode having an aluminum containing material and an electrocatalyst capable of carrying out the reduction of the hypochlorite.

Subject Categories:

  • Physical Chemistry
  • Electrochemical Energy Storage

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE