Accession Number : AD0766313

Title :   Electrolyte for Hydrocarbon Air Fuel Cells.

Descriptive Note : Semi-annual technical rept. 7 Nov 72-7 Apr 73,

Corporate Author : ENERGY RESEARCH CORP BETHEL CONN

Personal Author(s) : Camp,Ralph N. ; Baker,Bernard S.

Report Date : JUL 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 33

Abstract : Several acids were tested for use with direct hydrocarbon fuel cell electrolytes. Complete fuel cells of the matrix and free electrolyte type were used as test vehicles. The performance of cells possessing H3PO4 electrolyte served as a baseline. Only one, tetrafluoroethanedisulfonic acid synthesized at Energy Research Corporation was shown to be superior to phosphoric acid for direct propane oxidation of elevated temperature. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*FUEL CELLS, *ELECTROLYTES), (*SULFONIC ACIDS, ELECTROLYTES), (*HALOGENATED HYDROCARBONS, SYNTHESIS(CHEMISTRY)), FLUORINE COMPOUNDS

Subject Categories : Electric Power Production and Distribution

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE