Accession Number : ADD006267

Title :   Fuel Cell Anode Electrode, Method of Making the Fuel Cell Anode Electrode, and Fuel Cell Containing the Fuel Cell Anode Electrode.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Perry,John

Report Date : 27 Feb 1979

Pagination or Media Count : 3

Abstract : A fuel cell anode electrode for use in fuel cells utilizing fuel electrolyte mixtures of methanol in potassium hydroxide electrolyte and ethylene glycol in potassium hydroxide electrolyte is made by pressing a paste mix of noble metal powder, graphite, and teflon onto a screen current collector, drying the electrode so formed, cathodically charging the electrode at a current density of about 2 1/2 to 10 mA/sq. cm for about 2 to about 6 minutes to deposit lead through electrolysis using a saturated solution of lead chloride, anodically charging the electrode for about 2 to about 12 minutes to oxidize the lead to lead dioxide, washing the electrode with distilled water, and drying the electrode. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Patents, *Fuel cells, *Anodes, Manufacturing, Electrolytes, Fuels, Carbinols, Ethylene glycol, Air, Potassium compounds, Hydroxides, Catalysts, Precious metals, Graphite, Tetrafluoroethylene resins

Subject Categories : Electric Power Production and Distribution

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE