Accession Number : AD0696497

Title :   PHYSICAL AND TECHNICAL PROBLEMS OF DIRECT CONVERSION OF CHEMICAL ENERGY INTO ELECTRICAL,

Corporate Author : FOREIGN TECHNOLOGY DIV WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OHIO

Personal Author(s) : Lidorenko,N. S. ; Dmitrenko,V. E. ; Yuppets,F. R. ; Muchnik,G. F. ; Zaidenman,I. A.

Report Date : 25 APR 1969

Pagination or Media Count : 22

Abstract : An analysis is made of the basic power aspects of the problem of developing fuel cells. From a physical energy point of view the system of electrochemical generators (ECG) is examined on the basis of an analysis of three components-the ECG itself and the systems of accessories and automatic adjustment, the creation of which is combined with the solving of a number of specific problems. The most important of these problems are examined and the necessity of their overall solution is brought out. As an example of practical realization of these problems, data are cited for an electrochemical generator with polymeric hydrophobic electrodes. This generator has promise for application in ground transport equipment. An analysis is made of the technology of manufacture of electrodes, design of battery, and volt-ampere characteristics. Photographs are shown of a Soviet ECG with ion-exchange membranes and cermet electrodes. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*FUEL CELLS, ELECTRIC POWER PRODUCTION), DESIGN, THEORY, ELECTROCHEMISTRY, ELECTRODES, ELECTROLYTES, OXYGEN, HYDROGEN, HYDRAZINE, USSR

Subject Categories : Electric Power Production and Distribution

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE