Accession Number : AD0654442

Title :   HYDROCARBON FUEL CELL ELECTRODES.

Descriptive Note : Progress rept. no. 4, 16 Jul 66-15 Jan 67,

Corporate Author : AMERICAN CYANAMID CO STAMFORD CONN RESEARCH LABS

Personal Author(s) : Corso,V. , Jr. ; DiPalma,J.

Report Date : MAR 1967

Pagination or Media Count : 45

Abstract : The Interim Progress Report Number 4 is of a research program on fuel cell electrodes conducted by the Central Research Division of American Cyanamid Company under contract with the U. S. Army Engineer Research and Development Laboratories. The scope of the contract has been broadened to include work in the sulfuric acid as well as phosphoric acid system. Primary emphasis has shifted from work with n-octane fuel to work with impure hydrogen. The principal objective in the phosphoric acid system is to obtain 0.75 volts at current densities in excess of 100 amperes per square foot, using minimum electrocatalyst loading, in cells operating at temperatures of 100-150 C, with hydrogen containing 3-5 mole % carbon monoxide. Work in the sulfuric acid system is proceeding along similar lines but at lower cell temperatures (65-100 C) and lower carbon monoxide concentrations. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*FUEL CELLS, *ELECTRODES), (*HYDROCARBONS, FUEL CELLS), SULFURIC ACID, HYDROGEN, CARBON MONOXIDE, PHOSPHORIC ACIDS, VOLTAGE, TEMPERATURE, POLARIZATION, ELECTROLYTES, CATHODES

Subject Categories : Electric Power Production and Distribution

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE