Accession Number : AD0823283

Title :   FUEL CELL FUEL STUDIES.

Descriptive Note : Interim technical rept. no. 3, 10 Jan-9 Jul 67,

Corporate Author : ESSO RESEARCH AND ENGINEERING CO LINDEN NJ GOVERNMENT RESEARCH LAB

Personal Author(s) : Asher, William J. ; Shabaker, Robert H. ; Heath, Carl E.

Report Date : JUL 1967

Pagination or Media Count : 65

Abstract : Processes for field treatment of military fuels to make them suitable for fuel cells were studied. Task A was directed to the development of a process for removing components in jet fuel which are harmful to fuel cell performance. For direct hydrocarbon fuel cells, aromatics, naphthenes and sulfur affect activity. For indirect fuel cell systems, only sulfur is a problem. Task B was concerned with the feasibility of liquid phase reforming to generate hydrogen fuel.

Descriptors :   (*FUEL CELLS, JET ENGINE FUELS), (*JET ENGINE FUELS, PURIFICATION), (*HYDROCARBONS, FUEL CELLS), AROMATIC COMPOUNDS, SULFUR, CYCLOALKANES, FUEL OIL, CATALYSTS, HYDROGEN, HYDROGENATION.

Subject Categories : Electrochemical Energy Storage

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE