Accession Number : AD0165052

Title :   Fuel Cell System for Underwater Vehicle.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : Clausi,Joseph V. ; Landau,Michael B. ; Vartanian,George

Report Date : 24 JUL 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 3

Abstract : The invention relates to a fuel cell system for providing electrical energy for an underwater vehicle. A fuel cell module is placed within a containment vessel and hydrogen and oxygen are supplied from tanks placed outside the containment vessel. The hydrogen and oxygen are passed through a fuel cell module to generate electricity for an underwater vehicle. The oxygen flowing from the fuel cell module is vented overboard and the hydrogen-product water flowing from the hydrogen reaction chamber is condensed and the water is separated from the hydrogen and stored in the hydrogen tank.

Descriptors :   *Fuel cells, *Underwater vehicles, *Patents, Safety equipment, Leakage, Hydrogen, Oxygen, Nitrogen, Catalysis

Subject Categories : Electric Power Production and Distribution
      Marine Engineering

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE