Accession Number : AD0696096

Title :   FUEL CELLS USING ORGANIC REDOX COMPOUNDS,

Corporate Author : EMMANUEL COLL BOSTON MASS ORIENTAL SCIENCE RESEARCH LIBRARY

Personal Author(s) : Mizuguchi,Jun ; Suzuki,Shuichi ; Takahashi,Fujio ; Kashiwaya,Kentaro

Report Date : OCT 1969

Pagination or Media Count : 17

Abstract : In living systems, hydrogen supplied from the TCA cycle is transferred to molecular oxygen and oxidized by the electron carrier system, thereby generating energy. It appears that the reversible redox system such as the electron carrier system has not yet been studied in vitro. It was considered that the system of cystine-cysteine containing ferric ion or that of quinone-hydroquinone containing an enzyme might act like the electron carrier system. The authors attempted to use the electron carrier system at the cathode of a fuel cell to obtain a greater amount of electric current. As a result, it has been demonstrated that a fuel cell, based on the model of carrier systems, shows the properties of larger current density and capacity than the ordinary fuel cell and following the model of the carrier system, oxidation and reduction can be repeated alternately without consumption of reactants. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*FUEL CELLS, *BIOCHEMISTRY), (*QUINONES, FUEL CELLS), METABOLISM, OXIDATION REDUCTION REACTIONS, IRON, JAPAN

Subject Categories : Electric Power Production and Distribution

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE