Accession Number : ADD006132

Title :   Water Cooled Bipolar Battery Apparatus.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : McCartney,Joseph F ; Shipman,William H

Report Date : 01 May 1979

Pagination or Media Count : 9

Abstract : A battery apparatus is provided which includes a plurality of modules which are mounted end-to-end in a stacked pile configuration. Each module contains a plurality of bipolar electrodes. One end of each module has a flexible bladder for storing an electrolyte. The bladders in a collapsed condition provide spacing between the modules for cooling. Each module has a passageway for communicating electrolyte from the bladder to the bipolar electrodes. A device seals each passageway for communicating electrolyte from the bladder to the bipolar electrodes. A device seals each passageway from the respective bladder in one mode of operation and is actuated by pressure on the bladder to open the passageway in another mode of operation. With this arrangement pressure on the bladders will distribute electrolyte into each module and the bladders will collapse to provide a cooling space between the modules. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Patents, *Electric batteries, *Bipolar systems, *Modular construction, Water cooling, Electrodes, Bladders, Electrolytes, High density, Collapsible structures, Torpedo components

Subject Categories : Electrochemical Energy Storage

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE