Accession Number : ADA321615

Title :   Workshop on Disposable Fuel Cells.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : MINNESOTA UNIV MINNEAPOLIS DEPT OF CHEMICAL ENGINEERING AND MATERIALS SCIENCE

Personal Author(s) : Smyrl, William H.

PDF Url : ADA321615

Report Date : DEC 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 225

Abstract : The objective of the present workshop was to assess the feasibility of a low-power disposable fuel cell. The technological basis for the concept was evaluated along with the barriers that must be overcome for its development. The scope was limited to systems with a useful life of 500 hours or less and a power production of 1 kilowatt or less. Table 1 reveals that such a system would have advantages related to mass over competitive batteries or other power systems, and this workshop compared other characteristics of such systems as well. Disposable devices infer that a major consideration will be the cost, but there is also implied a limited environment burden. The consensus of the participants was that a disposable fuel cell (DFC) is a viable concept and that there is merit pursuing its development.

Descriptors :   *FUEL CELLS, *DISPOSABLE EQUIPMENT, LOW POWER, DENSITY, TEMPERATURE, MASS, ENERGY, ELECTRODES, CHEMICAL REACTIONS, POWER, ELECTROLYTES, WORKSHOPS, SHELF LIFE, ELECTRIC BATTERIES.

Subject Categories : Electrochemical Energy Storage

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE