Accession Number : AD0634078

Title :   HYDROCARBON-AIR FUEL CELL.

Descriptive Note : Semiannual rept. no. 4, 1 Jul-31 Dec 65,

Corporate Author : PROCESS RESEARCH DIV ESSO RESEARCH AND ENGINEERING CO LINDEN N J

Personal Author(s) : Heath,Carl E. ; Horowitz,Hugh H. ; Tarmy,Barry L. ; Morrell,Charles E. ; Wilson,James A.

Report Date : JUN 1966

Pagination or Media Count : 272

Abstract : Work on the direct hydrocarbon electrode has continued to concentrate on studies of mechanism, catalysis and structure, aimed at improving the utilization of platinum or finding non-noble substitutes for it. Butane adsorption measurements were also made in phosphoric acid at 140 degrees to determine whether the higher temperatures might not lead to stronger adsorption. It was found that adsorbed butane did cover a higher fraction of the sites available to hydrogen at the higher temperature.

Descriptors :   (*FUEL CELLS, ELECTROCHEMISTRY), ELECTRODES, HYDROCARBONS, CATALYSIS, ADSORPTION

Subject Categories : Electric Power Production and Distribution

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE