Accession Number : AD0438850

Title :   HYDROGEN GENERATION FOR FUEL CELLS.

Descriptive Note : Quarterly rept. no. 7, 1 Nov 63-31 Jan 64,

Corporate Author : ENGELHARD INDUSTRIES INC EAST NEWARK NJ

Personal Author(s) : Emerson, E. J. ; Goodman, L. E. ; Geissler, H. H.

Report Date : 31 JAN 1964

Pagination or Media Count : 23

Abstract : Life testing of the ammonia fuel prototype hydrogen generating device, Pt-6, was completed during the seventh quarter. A total of 87 cycles with an accumulated operating time of 1035 hours were accomplished before a failure occured. The design study of a liquid hydrocarbon fueled hydrogen generator at the 500 watt (10 SCFH) level has been completed. This study is an extension of the 200 watt (4 SCFH) generator study previously reported. Major changes include the substitution of a feed system employing air pressurization, with a readily replaceable vaporizer, for the steam boiler pressurization system reported previously. It was determined that a generator of 10 SCFH capacity could be designed for a two-hour mission with an estimated dry weight of 25 pounds and would require 3 pounds of fuel and water, while a unit designed for a ten hour mission would weigh 30 pounds dry and require 15 pounds of fuel and water. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*FUEL CELLS, HYDROGEN), (*HYDROGEN, PRODUCTION), AMMONIA, HYDROCARBONS, JET ENGINE FUELS, ELECTRIC POWER PRODUCTION, MILITARY REQUIREMENTS, PORTABLE EQUIPMENT.

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE