Accession Number:

ADD020166

Title:

Method to Accelerate Wetting of an Ion Exchange Membrane in a Semi-Fuel Cell

Descriptive Note:

Patent application, Filed 11 Aug 2004

Corporate Author:

NAVAL UNDERSEA WARFARE CENTER DIV NEWPORT RI

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2004-08-11

Pagination or Media Count:

10.0

Abstract:

A new treatment method for ion exchange membranes used in semi-fuel cells that accelerates the wetting of the membranes by aqueous electrolyte solutions, thus reducing the start up time for metalhydrogen peroxide-based semi-fuel cells. Specifically, a Nafionregistered membrane that is intended for dry a storage in a semi-fuel cell is treated with glycerin glycerol to enhance its rate of absorption of electrolyte solution when the semi-fuel cell is activated.

Subject Categories:

  • Physical Chemistry
  • Electrochemical Energy Storage

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE