Accession Number : AD0697843

Title :   A FUEL CELL USING A FERRICYANIDE-FERROCYANIDE SYSTEM,

Corporate Author : EMMANUEL COLL BOSTON MASS ORIENTAL SCIENCE RESEARCH LIBRARY

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

Report Date : OCT 1969

Pagination or Media Count : 21

Abstract : To extend the study of fuel cells using glucose as the fuel, a Fe(CN)6(-4) - Fe(CN)6(-3) redox agent is substituted for the Mn(2+) -Mn3+ or Mn4+ system. It is thought that the former system is better than the latter because it consists of an anion which does not migrate to the cathode chamber and it shows lower oxidation reduction potential. To increase the cell voltage, H2SO4 and NaOH solutions are used as the catholyte and anolyte, respectively. A cation-exchange resin sheet is used as a bridge to lower the migration of anions. The results show that it is possible to use carbon as the oxygen electrode material and to obtain a high current density with it, that ferrocyanide is oxidized to Fe(CN)6(-3) at the anode, and that glucose is oxidized to CO2 and H2O in concentrated NaOH solution by Fe(CN)6(-3). (Author)

Descriptors :   (*FUEL CELLS, *GLUCOSE), (*CYANIDES, *ELECTROCHEMISTRY), OXIDATION REDUCTION REACTIONS, FERRATES, JAPAN

Subject Categories : Physical Chemistry
      Electric Power Production and Distribution

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE