Accession Number:

ADD020182

Title:

A System and a Method of Solid Storage and Dissolution of a Catholyte for Use in Electrochemical Cell

Descriptive Note:

Patent Application, Filed 22 Jan 2004

Corporate Author:

DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2004-01-22

Pagination or Media Count:

18.0

Abstract:

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.

Subject Categories:

  • Physical Chemistry

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE