Accession Number:

ADD020011

Title:

Sodium Gallium Oxide Electrolyte Additive for Aluminum Anode Activation

Descriptive Note:

Patent application, Filed 30 Nov 2001

Corporate Author:

DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Report Date:

2001-11-30

Pagination or Media Count:

13.0

Abstract:

An additive for an aluminum-based semi-fuel cell system includes a combination of components including gallium, oxygen, and a sodium component dissolvable an alkaline electrolyte solution such as seawater and sodium hydroxide. These components form sodium gallium oxide and prevent or reduce formation of an oxide layer on a surface of an aluminum anode in the alkaline electrolyte of the semi-fuel cell system.

Subject Categories:

  • Physical Chemistry
  • Electrochemical Energy Storage

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE