A System and a Method of Solid Storage and Dissolution of a Catholyte for Use in Electrochemical Cell
Patent Application, Filed 22 Jan 2004
DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC
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This invention relates to semi fuel electrochemical cells used for undersea vehicle propulsion. Specifically, this invention relates to a systems and a method for solid storage and subsequent dissolution of electrolytescatholytes used in semi fuel electrochemical cells used for undersea vehicle propulsion. More specifically, this invention relates to a system and a method for solid storage and subsequent dissolution of electrolytescatholytes, wherein a solid medium is provided comprising electrolytescatholytes in a solid form and includes sodium peroxide particles suspended in a matrix of potassium superoxide andor sodium hydroxide, wherein the matrix controls the dissolution and hydrolysis rate of the solid catholyte by allowing for a dissolution only from a controlled surface of the solid medium, and wherein the matrix itself is dissolved and hydrolyzed and the products of this dissolution and hydrolysis are usable by the semi fuel cell.
- Physical Chemistry