Accession Number : AD0621635
Title : BIOCHEMICAL FUEL CELLS.
Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,
Corporate Author : ARMY ELECTRONICS COMMAND FORT MONMOUTH N J
Personal Author(s) : Christopulos,John A.
Report Date : AUG 1965
Pagination or Media Count : 27
Abstract : Laboratory investigations were performed to determine the feasibility of the ethanol/air biochemical fuel cell system. The direct biocell was found incapable of high electrical energy output. The indirect biocell with buffer electrolyte has shown a ten-fold increase in current density over that of the direct system. The major problem of this biocell system is the incomplete electrochemical oxidation of ethanol. A factorial design plan was used to evaluate kinetics of alcoholic fermentation. Evaluation of results indicated that 1% ethanol can be generated in 1 hour. One per cent ethanol is the minimum fuel concentration required for this system. (Author)
Descriptors : (*FUEL CELLS, BIOCHEMISTRY), (*ALCOHOLS, FUEL CELLS), FEASIBILITY STUDIES, BUFFERS(CHEMISTRY), ELECTROLYTES, OXIDATION, ELECTROCHEMISTRY, REACTION KINETICS, GLUCOSE, YEASTS, ELECTRODES
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE