Accession Number : AD0774832

Title :   Electrolyte for Hydrocarbon Air Fuel Cells.

Descriptive Note : Interim technical rept. no. 2, May-Nov 73,

Corporate Author : ENERGY RESEARCH CORP BETHEL CONN

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

Report Date : FEB 1974

Pagination or Media Count : 29

Abstract : The electrochemical properties tetrafluoroethanedisulfonic acid which had been shown to be superior to phosphoric acid as an electrolyte for direct propane oxidizing fuel cells were explored further. Platinum electrodes immersed in both tetrafluoroethanedisulfonic acid and phosphoric acid saturated with propane were subjected to linear cyclic voltage sweeps and the resultant currents plotted as a function of potential. Peaks corresponding to the absorbtion and oxidation of propane were found to lie at more reversible potentials in tetrafluoroethanedisulfonic acid. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Fuel cells, *Electrodes, Sulfonic acids, Electrolytes, Halogenated hydrocarbons, Phosphoric acids, Fluorine compounds, Propane, Oxidation

Subject Categories : Electric Power Production and Distribution

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE