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Aqueous Electrolyte Modeling in Aspen Plus G. E  

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Aqueous Electrolyte Modeling in Aspen Plus Aqueous Electrolyte Modeling in Aspen Plus G. E Bloomingburg (1)(3), J. M. Simonson (2), R C. Moore (2), I€ D. Cochran (3), and R. E. Mesmer (2) (1) Department of Chemical Engineering The University of Tennessee Knoxville, Tennessee 37996-2200 (2) Chemical and Analytical Sciences Division Oak Ridge National Laboratory* Oak Ridge, Tennessee 37831-6110 (3) Chemical Technology Division Oak Ridge National Laboratory* Oak Ridge, Tennessee 37831-6224 Presented at the 12th International Conference on the Properties of Water and Steam Orlando, Florida September 14, 1994 The submitted manuscript has been authored by a contractor o f the US. Government under contract No. DE-ACOS-84OR21400. Accordingly, the US. Government retains a nonexclusive, royalty free license to

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Aqueous Electrolyte Modeling in Aspen Plus G. E  

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371-411. Debye, P. and Huckel, E., (1923) PhysikZ., 24, 185 Pitzer, K.S. (1973) Thermodynamics of Electrolytes. I. Theoretical Basis and General Equations, J. Phys. Chem., 77,...

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Final Report for Grant DE-FG05-94ER14421 Period 11/1/2001-10/31/2002 Molecular Modeling and Simulation of Aqueous Electrolyte Systems  

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Our proposal focused on the following research areas: (1) Development of intermolecular potentials for water and aqueous solutions; (2) Molecular-based study of polymorphic phase transitions and growth of nanocrystalline aggregates in hydrothermal solutions; (3) Molecular simulation of ion-pairing in high-temperature high-pressure electrolyte solutions; and (4) SAFT equation of state modeling of supercritical aqueous solutions - (a) Solubility of alkanes in supercritical water, and (b) Ion speciation in ambient and supercritical aqueous solutions We have made progress in all four areas, details of which are described in the paper. Before doing so, however, we reflect on some of the significant changes impacting the research program during the past year.

Peter T. Cummings; Clare McCabe

2002-10-30T23:59:59.000Z

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Phenyl boron-based compounds as anion receptors for non-aqueous battery electrolytes  

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Novel fluorinated boronate-based compounds which act as anion receptors in non-aqueous battery electrolytes are provided. When added to non-aqueous battery electrolytes, the fluorinated boronate-based compounds of the invention enhance ionic conductivity and cation transference number of non-aqueous electrolytes. The fluorinated boronate-based anion receptors include different fluorinated alkyl and aryl groups.

Lee, Hung Sui (East Setauket, NY); Yang, Xiao-Qing (Port Jefferson Station, NY); McBreen, James (Bellport, NY); Sun, Xuehui (Middle Island, NY)

2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Electrolyte Model Helps Researchers Develop Better Batteries...  

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Electrolyte Model Helps Researchers Develop Better Batteries, Wins R&D 100 Award Electrolyte Model Helps Researchers Develop Better Batteries, Wins R&D 100 Award October 15, 2014 -...

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Predicting the surface tension of aqueous 1-1 electrolyte solutions at high salinity  

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Predicting the surface tension of aqueous 1-1 electrolyte solutions at high salinity Philippe Leroy 74, 19 (2010) p. 5427-5442" DOI : 10.1016/j.gca.2010.06.012 #12;2 ABSTRACT The surface tension to predict, under isothermal and isobaric conditions, the surface tension of 1:1 electrolytes at high

Boyer, Edmond

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Advanced Electrolyte Model - Energy Innovation Portal  

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Storage Energy Storage Find More Like This Return to Search Advanced Electrolyte Model Idaho National Laboratory Contact INL About This Technology Publications: PDF Document...

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Charge and Electric Field Fluctuations in Aqueous NaCl Electrolytes  

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Conventional wisdom concerning crystallization assumes that when NaCl crystallizes from a supersaturated solution, the solvated ions retain their ionic character and simply relocate from their hydration spheres to their most stable positions in the crystal lattice. However, this conventional picture is at odds with observations over 200 years ago reporting the emission of long-lived light resulting from the crystallization of certain salts – appropriately referred to as crystalloluminescence. This suggests that electronic structure plays an essential role in crystallization. Strong electric field fluctuations in the gas or condensed phases can drive changes in electronic structure. We have calculated the fluctuation of charge, scalar electric potentials, and vector electric fields for concentrated aqueous NaCl electrolytes. The H2O molecules in the 1st solvation shell of the ions serve as a sink for electron density originating on Cl-. Our analysis reveals that the electric fields inside aqueous electrolytes are extremely large (up to several V/Ĺ) and thus may alter the ground and excited electronic states in the condensed phase. Furthermore, our analysis shows that the potential and field distributions are largely independent of concentration. We find that the field component distributions to be Gaussian for the ions and non-Gaussian for the O and H sites (computed in the lab frame of reference), however, these non-Gaussian distributions are readily modeled via an orientationally averaged non-zero mean Gaussian plus a zero mean Gaussian. These calculations and analyses provide the first steps toward understanding the magnitude and fluctuations of charge, electric potentials and fields in aqueous electrolytes and what role these fields may play in driving charge redistribution/transfer during crystalloluminescence. We would like to gratefully acknowledge helpful discussions with Gregory K. Schenter. This work was supported by the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Basic Energy Sciences, Chemical Sciences, Geosciences, and Biosciences program and used resources of the National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center (NERSC), which is supported by the Office of Science of the U.S. Department of Energy under Contract No. DE-AC02-05CH11231. Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) is operated by Battelle for the US Department of Energy.

Sellner, Bernhard; Valiev, Marat; Kathmann, Shawn M.

2013-09-19T23:59:59.000Z

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Non-aqueous electrolyte for lithium-ion battery  

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The present technology relates to stabilizing additives and electrolytes containing the same for use in electrochemical devices such as lithium ion batteries and capacitors. The stabilizing additives include triazinane triones and bicyclic compounds comprising succinic anhydride, such as compounds of Formulas I and II described herein.

Zhang, Lu; Zhang, Zhengcheng; Amine, Khalil

2014-04-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Interactions between Two Surfaces with Adsorbed Nonionic Surfactants in Aqueous Electrolyte and in a Free Polymer Solution  

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Interactions between Two Surfaces with Adsorbed Nonionic Surfactants in Aqueous Electrolyte surfacesbearing adsorbed layersofnonionic surfactantTriton X-405was measuredin 0.1 M KNO3.The forcecommencedat D. ©1987AcademicPress,Inc. I. INTRODUCTION Polymer molecules adsorbed at the solid- liquid interface

Klein, Jacob

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Salt Effect Model for Aqueous Solubility of TBP in a 5 to 100% TBP/n-Dodecane-Nitric Acid-Water Biphasic System at 298.2 K  

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The solubilities of nonelectrolytes in aqueous electrolyte solutions have traditionally been modeled by using the Setschenow equation for salt effect. The aqueous solubility of tri-n-butyl phosphate (TBP) during operating conditions of the Purex process is an important parameter for safety considerations. Use of the Setschenow equation for aqueous solubility of TBP under limited conditions has been reported in the literature. However, there is no general model available to account for the presence of the diluent and for the case of multicomponent electrolyte solutions in which only some electrolytes are solvated and extracted by TBP. An extended salt effect model is proposed for predicting the aqueous solubility of TBP in a 5 to 100% TBP/n-dodecane-nitric acid-water biphasic system at 298.2 K. The literature data on TBP solubility were correlated to aqueous acid concentration, diluent concentration in the solvents, and an interaction parameter for electrolytic solutes (extracted or not extracted by TBP)

Kumar, Shekhar; Koganti, Sudhir Babu [Indira Gandhi Centre for Atomic Research (India)

2000-02-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Thermodynamic Investigation of Electrolytes of the Vanadium Redox Flow Battery (III): Volumetric Properties of Aqueous VOSO4  

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Thermodynamic Investigation of Electrolytes of the Vanadium Redox Flow Battery (III): Volumetric Properties of Aqueous VOSO4 ... The all-vanadium redox flow battery (VRFB) as an effective energy-storage system proposed by Skyllas-Kazacos et al. has been investigated extensively. ... Oriji, G.; Katayama, Y.; Miura, T.Investigation on V(IV)/V(V) species in a vanadium redox flow battery Electrochim. ...

Ye Qin; Jian-Guo Liu; Chuan-Wei Yan

2011-11-22T23:59:59.000Z

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Polyaniline: characterization as a cathode active material in rechargeable batteries in aqueous electrolytes  

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An analytically pure form of chemically synthesized polyaniline having the emeraldine oxidation state has been used as a cathode active material together with a Zn anode in the...2 electrolyte (pH?4). The experim...

N. L. D. Somasiri; A. G. Macdiarmid

1988-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Investigation of the Rechargeability of Li-O2 Batteries in Non-aqueous Electrolyte  

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In order to understand the nature of the limited cycle life and poor energy efficiency associated with the secondary Li-O¬2 batteries the discharge products of primary Li-O2 cells at different depth of discharge (DOD) are systematically analyzed in this work. It is revealed that if discharged to 2.0 V a small amount of Li2O2 coexist with Li2CO3 and RO-(C=O)-OLi) in alkyl carbonate-based electrolyte. Further discharging the air electrodes to below 2.0 V the amount of Li2CO3 and LiRCO3 increases significantly due to the severe electrolyte decomposition. There is no Li2O detected in this alkyl carbonate electrolyte regardless of DOD. It is also found that the alkyl carbonate based electrolyte begins to decompose at 4.0 V during charging under the combined influences from the high surface area carbon, the nickel metal current collector and the oxygen atmosphere. Accordingly the impedance of the Li-O2 cell continues to increase after each discharge and recharge process indicating a repeated plating of insoluble lithium salts on the carbon surface. Therefore the whole carbon electrode becomes completely insulated only after a few cycles and loses the function of providing active tri-phase regions for the Li-oxygen batteries.

Xiao, Jie; Hu, Jian Z.; Wang, Deyu; Hu, Dehong; Xu, Wu; Graff, Gordon L.; Nie, Zimin; Liu, Jun; Zhang, Jiguang

2011-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Electrolyte Model Helps Researchers Develop Better Batteries, Wins R&D 100 Award  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

Dow Chemical, Hawaii Natural Energy Institute, Argonne National Lab (ANL) and the Idaho National Laboratory (INL), have developed the Advanced Electrolyte Model (AEM), a powerful tool that analyzes and identifies potential electrolytes for use in battery systems.

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Mathematical modelling of the catalyst layer of a polymer electrolyte fuel cell  

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......polymer electrolyte fuel cell A. A. Shah...polymer electrolyte fuel cell. The model explicitly...unwanted reactions (degradation), such as carbon...certain ranges of cell voltage). (5...performance of the fuel cell. We point......

A. A. Shah; Gwang-Soo Kim; K. Promislow

2007-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Inverse hydrochemical models of aqueous extracts tests  

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Aqueous extract test is a laboratory technique commonly used to measure the amount of soluble salts of a soil sample after adding a known mass of distilled water. Measured aqueous extract data have to be re-interpreted in order to infer porewater chemical composition of the sample because porewater chemistry changes significantly due to dilution and chemical reactions which take place during extraction. Here we present an inverse hydrochemical model to estimate porewater chemical composition from measured water content, aqueous extract, and mineralogical data. The model accounts for acid-base, redox, aqueous complexation, mineral dissolution/precipitation, gas dissolution/ex-solution, cation exchange and surface complexation reactions, of which are assumed to take place at local equilibrium. It has been solved with INVERSE-CORE{sup 2D} and been tested with bentonite samples taken from FEBEX (Full-scale Engineered Barrier EXperiment) in situ test. The inverse model reproduces most of the measured aqueous data except bicarbonate and provides an effective, flexible and comprehensive method to estimate porewater chemical composition of clays. Main uncertainties are related to kinetic calcite dissolution and variations in CO2(g) pressure.

Zheng, L.; Samper, J.; Montenegro, L.

2008-10-10T23:59:59.000Z

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Liquid Water Dynamics in a Model Polymer Electrolyte Fuel Cell Flow Channel  

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Liquid Water Dynamics in a Model Polymer Electrolyte Fuel Cell Flow Channel by Chris Miller in a Model Polymer Electrolyte Fuel Cell Flow Channel by Chris Miller Bachelors of Engineering, University in a polymer electrolyte fuel cell is a critical issue in ensuring high cell performance. The water production

Victoria, University of

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On a Pioneering Polymer Electrolyte Fuel Cell Model  

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"Polymer Electrolyte Fuel Cell Model" is a seminal work that continues to form the basis for modern modeling efforts, especially models concerning the membrane and its behavior at the continuum level. The paper is complete with experimental data, modeling equations, model validation, and optimization scenarios. While the treatment of the underlying phenomena is limited to isothermal, single-phase conditions, and one-dimensional flow, it represents the key interactions within the membrane at the center of the PEFC. It focuses on analyzing the water balance within the cell and clearly demonstrates the complex interactions of water diffusion and electro-osmotic flux. Cell-level and system-level water balance are key to the development of efficient PEFCs going forward, particularly as researchers address the need to simplify humidification and recycle configurations while increasing the operating temperature of the stack to minimize radiator requirements.

Weber, Adam Z.; Meyers, Jeremy P.

2010-07-07T23:59:59.000Z

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Modeling Cold Start in a Polymer-Electrolyte Fuel Cell  

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Boundary conditions used for fuel—cell simulations. 3.12to the Problem of Cold Start 1.1 Polymer—Electrolyte Fuelin Polymer Electrolyte Fuel Cells — II. Parametric Study,”

Balliet, Ryan

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The model of stress distribution in polymer electrolyte membrane  

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An analytical model of mechanical stress in a polymer electrolyte membrane (PEM) of a hydrogen/air fuel cell with porous Water Transfer Plates (WTP) is developed in this work. The model considers a mechanical stress in the membrane is a result of the cell load cycling under constant oxygen utilization. The load cycling causes the cycling of the inlet gas flow rate, which results in the membrane hydration/dehydration close to the gas inlet. Hydration/dehydration of the membrane leads to membrane swelling/shrinking, which causes mechanical stress in the constrained membrane. Mechanical stress results in through-plane crack formation. Thereby, the mechanical stress in the membrane causes mechanical failure of the membrane, limiting fuel cell lifetime. The model predicts the stress in the membrane as a function of the cell geometry, membrane material properties and operation conditions. The model was applied for stress calculation in GORE-SELECT.

Atrazhev, Vadim V; Dmitriev, Dmitry V; Erikhman, Nikolay S; Sultanov, Vadim I; Patterson, Timothy; Burlatsky, Sergei F

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The model of stress distribution in polymer electrolyte membrane  

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An analytical model of mechanical stress in a polymer electrolyte membrane (PEM) of a hydrogen/air fuel cell with porous Water Transfer Plates (WTP) is developed in this work. The model considers a mechanical stress in the membrane is a result of the cell load cycling under constant oxygen utilization. The load cycling causes the cycling of the inlet gas flow rate, which results in the membrane hydration/dehydration close to the gas inlet. Hydration/dehydration of the membrane leads to membrane swelling/shrinking, which causes mechanical stress in the constrained membrane. Mechanical stress results in through-plane crack formation. Thereby, the mechanical stress in the membrane causes mechanical failure of the membrane, limiting fuel cell lifetime. The model predicts the stress in the membrane as a function of the cell geometry, membrane material properties and operation conditions. The model was applied for stress calculation in GORE-SELECT.

Vadim V. Atrazhev; Tatiana Yu. Astakhova; Dmitry V. Dmitriev; Nikolay S. Erikhman; Vadim I. Sultanov; Timothy Patterson; Sergei F. Burlatsky

2014-01-17T23:59:59.000Z

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Modeling Cold Start in a Polymer-Electrolyte Fuel Cell  

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conditions used for fuel—cell simulations. 3.12 Values usedFuel Cells . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1.1.1in Polymer Electrolyte Fuel Cells — II. Parametric Study,”

Balliet, Ryan

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Computer Modeling of crystalline electrolytes Lithium Thiophosphates and Phophosphates a  

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th ECS Meeting ­ Montr´eal 2011 1 #12;Solid vs liquid electrolytes in Li ion batteries Solid;Example of solid electrolyte ­ thin film battery technology 219th ECS Meeting ­ Montr´eal 2011 3 #12;Li/3; ceramic · Li+ conductivity 10-3 S/cm; thermal activation energies 0.1-0.3 eV. 1 Bates et al, Solid State

Holzwarth, Natalie

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Chemical Models for Aqueous Biodynamical Processes  

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The proton inventory method was applied to the study of three processes: the viscous flow of water, the neutral hydrolysis of esters, and the exchange reaction between aqueous sodium ion and the carboxylic exchanger Amberlite ...

Mata-Segreda, Julio F.

1975-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Phosphorous Computer Modeling of Crystalline Electrolytes: Lithium Thiophosphates and Phosphates  

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-search algorithm · Minimum-energy migration paths were determined via the construction of a weighted graph Results: Abstract Recently, lithium thiophosphate materials suitable for usage as solid electrolytes with PAW functionals generated using atompaw, and used in pwscf and abinit) · Formation energies

Holzwarth, Natalie

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Modeling Studies of a Cylindrical Polymer Electrolyte Membrane Fuel Cell Cathode  

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The cathode catalyst layer is modeled using spherical agglomerate characterization. ... (16-19) In the present work, we have developed a two-dimensional (2-D) steady-state model of a cylindrical PEMFC cathode under air-breathing and pressurized conditions. ... We adopt an agglomerate catalyst layer model and recast it into a compact form for optimization of polymer electrolyte fuel cell cathodes. ...

Srinivasarao Modekurti; Brian Bullecks; Debangsu Bhattacharyya; Raghunathan Rengaswamy

2012-03-12T23:59:59.000Z

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Photoelectrochemical Processes at n-GaAs(100)/Aqueous HCl Electrolyte Interface: A Synchrotron Photoemission Spectroscopy Study of Emersed Electrodes  

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Processes occurring at the semiconductor/electrolyte interfaces are very complex and include interrelated ion adsorption, surface bond breaking (corrosion), as well as charge transfer from semiconductor conduction and valence bands to species in the solution for reduction and oxidation reactions, respectively. ... As the processing is ultraclean and has been integrated to the UHV system, even differences in the electronic structures could be derived. ... The processes of gallium chlorides and elemental arsenic formation are accelerated under irradiation with visible light, which clearly illustrates the participation of photo holes in the photoelectrochemical etching process. ...

Mikhail V. Lebedev; Wolfram Calvet; Thomas Mayer; Wolfram Jaegermann

2014-05-30T23:59:59.000Z

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Electrolytes - Advanced Electrolyte and Electrolyte Additives...  

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and Electrolyte Additives Develop & evaluate materials & additives that enhance thermal & overcharge abuse Advanced Electrolyte Additives for PHEVEV Lithium-ion Battery...

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Dense gas dispersion modeling for aqueous releases  

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, the HGSYSTEM contains HEGADAS. Both AEROPLUME AND HEGADAS will be interfaced with the proposed thermodynamic model. Appendix C shows the code written in FORTRAN of the subroutines that are interfaced with HGSYSTEM modules. Also the two HGSYSTEM modules..., the HGSYSTEM contains HEGADAS. Both AEROPLUME AND HEGADAS will be interfaced with the proposed thermodynamic model. Appendix C shows the code written in FORTRAN of the subroutines that are interfaced with HGSYSTEM modules. Also the two HGSYSTEM modules...

Lara, Armando

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

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Performance modeling of the Ballard Mark IV solid polymer electrolyte fuel cell. 1: Mechanistic model development  

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A parametric model predicting the performance of a solid polymer electrolyte, proton exchange membrane (PEM) fuel cell has been developed using a combination of mechanistic and empirical modeling techniques. This paper details the mechanistic model development. Mass transport properties are considered in the mechanistic development via Stefan-Maxwell equations. Thermodynamic equilibrium potentials are defined using the Nernst equation. Activation overvoltages are defined via a Tafel equation, and internal resistance are defined via the Nernst-Planck equation, leading to a definition of ohmic overvoltage via an Ohm's law equation. The mechanistic model cannot adequately model fuel cell performance, since several simplifying approximations have been used in order to facilitate model development. Additionally, certain properties likely to be observed in operational fuel cells, such as thermal gradients, have not been considered. Nonetheless, the insights gained from the mechanistic assessment of fuel cell processes were found to give the resulting empirical model a firmer theoretical basis than many of the models presently available in the literature. Correlation of the empirical model to actual experimental data was very good.

Amphlett, J.C.; Baumert, R.M.; Mann, R.F.; Peppley, B.A.; Roberge, P.R. (Royal Military College of Canada, Kingston, Ontario (Canada)); Harris, T.J. (Queen's Univ., Kingston, Ontario (Canada))

1995-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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In Situ X-ray Study of the Solid Electrolyte Interphase (SEI) Formation on Graphene as a Model Li-ion Battery Anode  

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In Situ X-ray Study of the Solid Electrolyte Interphase (SEI) Formation on Graphene as a Model Li-ion Battery Anode ... Li-ion batteries; solid electrolyte interphase; graphene; graphite; X-ray scattering ...

Sudeshna Chattopadhyay; Albert L. Lipson; Hunter J. Karmel; Jonathan D. Emery; Timothy T. Fister; Paul A. Fenter; Mark C. Hersam; Michael J. Bedzyk

2012-07-23T23:59:59.000Z

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Modeling aerosol growth by aqueous chemistry in nonprecipitating stratiform cloud  

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A new microphysics module based on a two-dimensional (2D) joint size distribution function representing both interstitial and cloud particles is developed and applied to studying aerosol processing in non-precipitating stratocumulus clouds. The module is implemented in a three-dimensional dynamical framework of a large-eddy simulation (LES) model and in a trajectory ensemble model (TEM). Both models are used to study the modification of sulfate aerosol by the activation - aqueous chemistry - resuspension cycle in shallow marine stratocumulus clouds. The effect of particle mixing and different size-distribution representations on modeled aerosol processing are studied in a comparison of the LES and TEM simulations with the identical microphysics treatment exposes and a comparison of TEM simulations with a 2D fixed and moving bin microphysics. Particle mixing which is represented in LES and neglected in the TEM leads to the mean relative per particle dry mass change in the TEM simulations being about 30% lower than in analogous subsample of LES domain. Particles in the final LES spectrum are mixed in from different “parcels”, some of which have experienced longer in-cloud residence times than the TEM parcels, all of which originated in the subcloud layer, have. The mean relative per particle dry mass change differs by 14% between TEM simulations with fixed and moving bin microphysics. Finally, the TEM model with the moving bin microphysics is used to evaluate assumptions about liquid water mass partitioning among activated cloud condensation nuclei (CCN) of different dry sizes. These assumptions are used in large-scale models to map the bulk aqueous chemistry sulfate production, which is largely proportional to the liquid water mass, to the changes in aerosol size distribution. It is shown that the commonly used assumptions that the droplet mass is independent of CCN size or that the droplet mass is proportional to the CCN size to the third power do not perform well in the considered case. The explicitly predicted water partitioning indicates that the mean mass of droplets participating in the models aqueous chemistry calculations is proportional to the dry CCN size.

Ovchinnikov, Mikhail; Easter, Richard C.

2010-07-29T23:59:59.000Z

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Using a Quasipotential Transformation for Modeling Diffusion Media inPolymer-Electrolyte Fuel Cells  

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In this paper, a quasipotential approach along with conformal mapping is used to model the diffusion media of a polymer-electrolyte fuel cell. This method provides a series solution that is grid independent and only requires integration along a single boundary to solve the problem. The approach accounts for nonisothermal phenomena, two-phase flow, correct placement of the electronic potential boundary condition, and multilayer media. The method is applied to a cathode diffusion medium to explore the interplay between water and thermal management and performance, the impact of the rib-to-channel ratio, and the existence of diffusion under the rib and flooding phenomena.

Weber, Adam Z.; Newman, John

2008-08-29T23:59:59.000Z

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Modeling the Electrochemistry of an SOFC through the Electrodes and Electrolyte  

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This paper describes a distributed electrochemistry model of the solid oxide fuel cell (SOFC) electrodes and electrolyte. The distributed electrochemistry (DEC) model solves the transport, reactions, and electric potential through the thickness of the SOFC electrodes. The DEC model allows the local conditions within the electrodes to be studied and allows for a better understanding of how electrochemical and microstructural parameters affect the electrodes. In this paper the governing equations and implementation of the DEC model are presented along with several case studies which are used to investigate the sensitivity of the cathode to the microstructural and electrochemical parameters of the model and to explore methods of improving the electrochemical performance of the SOFC cathode.

Ryan, Emily M.; Recknagle, Kurtis P.; Khaleel, Mohammad A.

2011-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Modeling a set of heavy oil aqueous pyrolysis experiments  

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Aqueous pyrolysis experiments, aimed at mild upgrading of heavy oil, were analyzed using various computer models. The primary focus of the analysis was the pressure history of the closed autoclave reactors obtained during the heating of the autoclave to desired reaction temperatures. The models used included a means of estimating nonideal behavior of primary components with regard to vapor liquid equilibrium. The modeling indicated that to match measured autoclave pressures, which often were well below the vapor pressure of water at a given temperature, it was necessary to incorporate water solubility in the oil phase and an activity model for the water in the oil phase which reduced its fugacity below that of pure water. Analysis also indicated that the mild to moderate upgrading of the oil which occurred in experiments that reached 400{degrees}C or more using a FE(III) 2-ethylhexanoate could be reasonably well characterized by a simple first order rate constant of 1.7xl0{sup 8} exp(-20000/T)s{sup {minus}l}. Both gas production and API gravity increase were characterized by this rate constant. Models were able to match the complete pressure history of the autoclave experiments fairly well with relatively simple equilibria models. However, a consistent lower than measured buildup in pressure at peak temperatures was noted in the model calculations. This phenomena was tentatively attributed to an increase in the amount of water entering the vapor phase caused by a change in its activity in the oil phase.

Thorsness, C.B.; Reynolds, J.G.

1996-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Multiphysics modeling of lithium ion battery capacity fading process with solid-electrolyte interphase growth by elementary reaction kinetics  

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Abstract A pseudo two-dimensional mathematical model is developed for a lithium ion battery, integrating the elementary reaction based solid-electrolyte interphase (SEI) growth model with multiple transport processes. The model is validated using the experimental data. Simulation results indicate that the operating temperature has great effect on the SEI layer generation and growth. Under different charging–discharging rates, it is found that high charging–discharging rate can intensify the battery capacity fading process. Different cooling conditions are then applied and show that enhanced surface convective cooling condition can effectively slow down the battery capacity fading. After that, the effect of electrolyte salt concentration and exchange current density are studied. It is found that raising the electrolyte salt concentration can improve the diffusion property of lithium ions, and stabilize the battery performance under lithium ion consumption induced resistance rising. It also suggests that improving exchange current density could greatly decrease the lithium ion battery capacity fading.

Yuanyuan Xie; Jianyang Li; Chris Yuan

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Dynamic Thermal Model of Polymer Electrolyte Membrane (PEM) Fuel Cell Budi Hadisujoto, Rehan Refai, Dongmei Chen, Tess J. Moon  

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Dynamic Thermal Model of Polymer Electrolyte Membrane (PEM) Fuel Cell Budi Hadisujoto, Rehan Refai to improve the performance of a PEM fuel cell Simulation Results Advanced Power Systems and Controls (GDL) to reduce water saturation · Model water transport in PEM fuel cell Contribution: · Dynamic

Ben-Yakar, Adela

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Mesoscopic modeling of liquid water transport in polymer electrolyte fuel cells  

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A key performance limitation in polymer electrolyte fuel cells (PEFC), manifested in terms of mass transport loss, originates from liquid water transport and resulting flooding phenomena in the constituent components. Liquid water leads to the coverage of the electrochemically active sites in the catalyst layer (CL) rendering reduced catalytic activity and blockage of the available pore space in the porous CL and fibrous gas diffusion layer (GDL) resulting in hindered oxygen transport to the active reaction sites. The cathode CL and the GDL therefore playa major role in the mass transport loss and hence in the water management of a PEFC. In this article, we present the development of a mesoscopic modeling formalism coupled with realistic microstructural delineation to study the profound influence of the pore structure and surface wettability on liquid water transport and interfacial dynamics in the PEFC catalyst layer and gas diffusion layer.

Mukherjee, Partha P [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Wang, Chao Yang [PENNSTATE UNIV.

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A Flow-Through High-Pressure Electrical Conductance Cell for Determining of Ion Association of Aqueous Electrolyte Solutions at High Temperature and Pressure  

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A flow-through high-pressure electrical conductance cell was designed and constructed to measure limiting molar conductances and ion association constants of dilute aqueous solutions with high precision at high temperatures and pressures. The basic concept of the cell employs the principle developed at the University of Delaware in 1995, but overall targets higher temperatures (to 600 C) and pressures (to 300 MPa). At present the cell has been tested by measuring aqueous NaCl and LiOH solutions (10{sup {minus}3} to 10{sup {minus}5} mol.kg{sup {minus}1}) to 405 C and 33 MPa with good results.

Bianchi, H.; Ho, P.C.; Palmer, D.A.; Wood, R.H.

1999-09-12T23:59:59.000Z

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Modeling the cathode compartment of polymer electrolyte fuel cells: Dead and active reaction zones  

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A two-dimensional model of the cathode compartment of a polymer electrolyte fuel cell has been developed. The existence of gas channels in the current collector is taken into account. The model is based on continuity equations for concentrations of the gases and Poisson's equations for potentials of membrane and carbon phase, coupled by Tafel relation for reaction kinetics. Stefan-Maxwell and Knudsen diffusion of gases are taken into account. The simulations were performed for high and low values of carbon phase conductivity. The results revealed (i) for a low value of carbon phase conductivity, a dead zone in the active layer in front of the gas channel is formed, where the reaction rate is small. The catalyst may be removed from this zone without significant loss in cell performance; (ii) For a high carbon phase conductivity value, such a zone is absent, but removal of the catalyst from the same part of the active layer forces the reaction to proceed more rapidly in the remaining parts, with only marginal losses in performance. This conclusion is valid for high diffusivity of oxygen. For low diffusivity, dead zones are formed in front of the current collector, so that catalyst can be removed from these zones. The results, thus, show the possibilities for a considerable reduction of the amount of catalyst.

Kulikovsky, A.A.; Divisek, J.; Kornyshev, A.A.

1999-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Osmotic Pressure of Aqueous Chondroitin Sulfate Solution: A Molecular Modeling Investigation  

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The osmotic pressure of chondroitin sulfate (CS) solution in contact with an aqueous 1:1 salt reservoir of fixed ionic strength is studied using a recently developed coarse-grained molecular model. The effects of sulfation ...

Bathe, Mark

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Mathematical modelling of the catalyst layer of a polymer electrolyte fuel cell  

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......A. (1999) Electrochemical impedance of the cathode catalyst layer in polymer electrolyte fuel cells. J...charge transfer as well as electrochemistry in the cathode catalyst layer of a PEMFC. Master's Thesis, Virginia Polytechnic Institute......

A. A. Shah; Gwang-Soo Kim; K. Promislow

2007-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Modeling Gas-Phase Transport in Polymer-Electrolyte Fuel Cells  

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Energy, Office of Hydrogen, Fuel Cell, and InfrastructureIN POLYMER-ELECTROLYTE FUEL CELLS A. Z. Weber and J. Newmandiffusion of gases in a fuel-cell gas-diffusion layer are

Weber, A.Z.; Newman, J.

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Structure and thermodynamics of the primitive model electrolyte in a charged matrix: The evaluation of the Madden-Glandt approximation  

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We compared the results of the Madden-Glandt (MG) integral equation approximation for partly-quenched systems with the commonly accepted formalism of Given and Stell (GS). The system studied was a +1:-1 restricted primitive model (RPM) electrolyte confined in a quenched +1:-1 RPM matrix. A renormalization scheme was proposed for a set of MG replica Ornstein-Zernike equations. Long-ranged direct and total correlation functions, describing the interactions between the annealed electrolyte species within the same replicas and between the annealed and matrix particles, appeared to be the same for MG and GS approach. Both versions of the theory give very similar results for the structure and thermodynamics of an annealed subsystem. Differences between excess internal energy, excess chemical potential, and isothermal compressibility become pronounced only at high concentrations of matrix particles.

M. Lukši?; B. Hribar-Lee

2013-12-17T23:59:59.000Z

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A model for the anodic dissolution of zinc in alkaline electrolyte  

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The authors propose a three-step mechanism to describe the kinetics of the initial dissolution of zinc in alkaline electrolyte. The rate-determining step is postulated to be a reversible reaction where a monovalent zine hydroxide is converted to a soluble zincate. The surface reactions are assumed to occur on activated sites, where Langmuir adsorption is assumed. The reaction scheme is shown to be consistent with experimental quantities such as Tafel slope and reaction order for data obtained near room temperature in approximately 1N hydroxide electrolyte. The thermodynamic consistency of each elementary step is demonstrated from an analysis of available free energy data.

Chang, Y.C.; Prentice, G.

1984-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Journal of Power Sources 160 (2006) 386397 Polymer electrolyte membrane resistance model  

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that is sandwiched between the catalyst layers. The PEM con- ducts protons from the anode to the cathode pressure at the anode and the cathode on the membrane resistance. The accuracy of the solution is verified applications [1,2]. These polymer electrolyte membrane fuel cells (PEMFCs) consist of the membrane elec- trode

Sethuraman, Vijay A.

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THERMAL CONDUCTIVITY OF AQUEOUS NaCl SOLUTIONS  

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aqueous electrolyte solutions are required in the development and uti1 ization of geothermal energy, petroleum recovery, desalination of sea water, and other energy systems...

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Dipolar origin of the gas-liquid coexistence of the hard-core 1:1 electrolyte model J. M. Romero-Enrique,1,  

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as a transition between two dimerized fluid phases. The role of the unpaired ions can be considered-liquid phase transition of hard-core 1:1 electrolyte models. We study a class of dipolar dimer models small values of Rc . This fact allows us to describe the gas-liquid transition in the free ion model

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Microstructure-Based Modeling of Aging Mechanisms in Catalyst Layers of Polymer Electrolyte Fuel Cells  

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Conventional CCLs are random heterogeneous media that consist of a solid phase comprised of carbon particles or agglomerates decorated with catalyst nanoparticles (typically Pt-based) for conducting electrons and catalyzing reactions, a proton-conducting network of Nafion ionomer, and a particular water-filled porous network for gas transport. ... Polymer electrolyte membranes were catalyzed by direct application of thin film layers cast from solns. of suspended Pt/C catalyst and solubilized Nafion ionomer. ... During normal operating conditions of the fuel cell, the PEMFC lifetime tends to be limited by coarsening of the cathode's Pt-based catalyst and by corrosion of the cathode's C black support. ...

Kourosh Malek; Alejandro A. Franco

2011-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

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Pore-Scale Modeling of Two-Phase Transport in Polymer Electrolyte Fuel Cells - Progress and Perspective  

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Recent years have witnessed an explosion of research and development efforts in the area of polymer electrolyte fuel cells (PEFC), perceived as the next generation clean energy source for automotive, portable and stationary applications. Despite significant progress, a pivotal performance/durability limitation in PEFCs centers on two-phase transport and mass transport loss originating from suboptimal liquid water transport and flooding phenomena. Liquid water blocks the porous pathways in the gas diffusion layer (GDL) and the catalyst layer (CL), thus hindering oxygen transport from the flow field to the electrochemically actives sites in the catalyst layer. Different approaches have been examined to model the underlying transport mechanisms in the PEFC with different levels of complexities. Due to the macroscopic nature, these two-phase models fail to resolve the underlying structural influence on the transport and performance. Mesoscopic modeling at the pore-scale offers great promise in elucidating the underlying structure-transport-performance interlinks in the PEFC porous components. In this article, a systematic review of the recent progress and prospects of pore-scale modeling in the context of two-phase transport in the PEFC is presented. Specifically, the efficacy of lattice Boltzmann (LB), pore morphology (PM) and pore network (PN) models coupled with realistic delineation of microstructures in fostering enhanced insight into the underlying liquid water transport in the PEFC GDL and CL is highlighted.

Mukherjee, Partha P [ORNL

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Pseudo-capacitor device for aqueous electrolytes  

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A pseudo-capacitor having a high energy storage capacity develops a double layer capacitance as well as a Faradaic or battery-like redox reaction, also referred to as pseudo-capacitance. The Faradaic reaction gives rise to a capacitance much greater than that of the typical ruthenate oxide ultracapacitor which develops only charge separation-based double layer capacitance. The capacitor employs a lead and/or bismuth/ruthenate and/or iridium system having the formula A.sub.2 ›B.sub.2-x Pb.sub.x !O.sub.7-y, where A=Pb, Bi, and B=Ru, Ir, and O

Prakash, Jai (3849 NW. 65th Ave., Gainesville, FL 32653); Thackeray, Michael M. (1763 Cliffside Ct., Naperville, IL 60565); Dees, Dennis W. (6224 Middaugh Ave., Downers Grove, IL 60516); Vissers, Donald R. (611 Clover Ct., Naperville, IL 60540); Myles, Kevin M. (1231 60th Pl., Downers Grove, IL 60516-1856)

1998-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Pseudo-capacitor device for aqueous electrolytes  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A pseudo-capacitor having a high energy storage capacity develops a double layer capacitance as well as a Faradaic or battery-like redox reaction, also referred to as pseudo-capacitance. The Faradaic reaction gives rise to a capacitance much greater than that of the typical ruthenate oxide ultracapacitor which develops only charge separation-based double layer capacitance. The capacitor employs a lead and/or bismuth/ruthenate and/or iridium system having the formula A{sub 2}[B{sub 2{minus}x}Pb{sub x}]O{sub 7{minus}y}, where A=Pb, Bi, and B=Ru, Ir, and O

Prakash, J.; Thackeray, M.M.; Dees, D.W.; Vissers, D.R.; Myles, K.M.

1998-11-24T23:59:59.000Z

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Electrolytes - Advanced Electrolyte and Electrolyte Additives  

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energies, continuum model for solvation effects, periodic calculations, high performance computing including massively parallel codes Exoerimental methods: cell testing, CVs,...

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Electrolytes - Advanced Electrolyte and Electrolyte Additives  

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program to develop additives for increased cycle, calendar life, and safety Develop advanced quantum chemical models to understand and predict functional additives that form...

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Mixtures of Water, Poly(ethylene oxide) and Electrolytes (Or Dextran) Summary: the formation of aqueous two-phase systems was investigated by calorimetry measuring...

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Dynamic modelling and simulation of a polymer electrolyte membrane fuel cell used in vehicle considering heat transfer effects  

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Fuel cell technology is recently becoming one of the most interesting fields for the car companies to invest in. This interest is because of their high efficiency and zero environmental pollution. Polymer electrolyte membrane fuel cells are the most appropriate type of fuel cells for use in vehicles due to their low performance temperature and high power density. Air and fuel mass flow rate and partial pressure fuel cell stack temperature relative humidity of fuel cellmembrane and heat and water management are the effective parameters of fuel cellpower systems. Good transient behavior is one of the important factors that affect the success of fuel cell vehicles. In order to avoid stack voltage drop during transient condition the control system of fuel cell vehicle is required to preserve optimal temperature membrane hydration and partial pressure of reactants across the membrane. In this paper we developed a dynamic model for fuel cellpower system. The compressor dynamic supply and return manifold filling dynamics (anode and cathode) cooling system dynamic membrane hydration and time-evolving reactant partial pressure are the most significant parameters in transient and steady state of system. The effects of membrane humidity varying inlet air pressure and compressor performance condition on the generated power are studied in this paper.

S. M. Hosseini; A. H. Shamekhi; A. Yazdani

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Crown Ethers in Nonaqueous Electrolytes for Lithium/Air Batteries  

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The effects of three crown ethers, 12-crown-4, 15-crown-5, and 18-crown-6, as additives and co-solvents in non-aqueous electrolytes on the cell performance of primary Li/air batteries operated in a dry air environment were investigated. Crown ethers have large effects on the discharge performance of non-aqueous electrolytes in Li/air batteries. A small amount (normally less than 10% by weight or volume in electrolytes) of 12-Crown-4 and 15-crown-5 reduces the battery performance and a minimum discharge capacity appears at the crown ether content of ca. 5% in the electrolytes. However, when the content increases to about 15%, both crown ethers improve the capacity of Li/air cells by about 28% and 16%, respectively. 15-Crown-5 based electrolytes even show a maximum discharge capacity in the crown ether content range from 10% to 15%. On the other hand, the increase of 18-crown-6 amount in the electrolytes continuously lowers of the cell performance. The different battery performances of these three crown ethers in electrolytes are explained by the combined effects from the electrolytes’ contact angle, oxygen solubility, viscosity, ionic conductivity, and the stability of complexes formed between crown ether molecules and lithium ions.

Xu, Wu; Xiao, Jie; Wang, Deyu; Zhang, Jian; Zhang, Jiguang

2010-02-04T23:59:59.000Z

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Improved Modeling and Understanding of Diffusion-Media Wettability on Polymer-Electrolyte-Fuel-Cell Performance  

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A macroscopic-modeling methodology to account for the chemical and structural properties of fuel-cell diffusion media is developed. A previous model is updated to include for the first time the use of experimentally measured capillary pressure -- saturation relationships through the introduction of a Gaussian contact-angle distribution into the property equations. The updated model is used to simulate various limiting-case scenarios of water and gas transport in fuel-cell diffusion media. Analysis of these results demonstrate that interfacial conditions are more important than bulk transport in these layers, where the associated mass-transfer resistance is the result of higher capillary pressures at the boundaries and the steepness of the capillary pressure -- saturation relationship. The model is also used to examine the impact of a microporous layer, showing that it dominates the response of the overall diffusion medium. In addition, its primary mass-transfer-related effect is suggested to be limiting the water-injection sites into the more porous gas-diffusion layer.

Weber, Adam

2010-03-05T23:59:59.000Z

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HANFORD RIVER PROTECTION PROJECT ENHANCED MISSION PLANNING THROUGH INNOVATIVE TOOLS LIFECYCLE COST MODELING AND AQUEOUS THERMODYNAMIC MODELING - 12134  

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Two notable modeling efforts within the Hanford Tank Waste Operations Simulator (HTWOS) are currently underway to (1) increase the robustness of the underlying chemistry approximations through the development and implementation of an aqueous thermodynamic model, and (2) add enhanced planning capabilities to the HTWOS model through development and incorporation of the lifecycle cost model (LCM). Since even seemingly small changes in apparent waste composition or treatment parameters can result in large changes in quantities of high-level waste (HLW) and low-activity waste (LAW) glass, mission duration or lifecycle cost, a solubility model that more accurately depicts the phases and concentrations of constituents in tank waste is required. The LCM enables evaluation of the interactions of proposed changes on lifecycle mission costs, which is critical for decision makers.

PIERSON KL; MEINERT FL

2012-01-26T23:59:59.000Z

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Nanoporous polymer electrolyte  

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A nanoporous polymer electrolyte and methods for making the polymer electrolyte are disclosed. The polymer electrolyte comprises a crosslinked self-assembly of a polymerizable salt surfactant, wherein the crosslinked self-assembly includes nanopores and wherein the crosslinked self-assembly has a conductivity of at least 1.0.times.10.sup.-6 S/cm at 25.degree. C. The method of making a polymer electrolyte comprises providing a polymerizable salt surfactant. The method further comprises crosslinking the polymerizable salt surfactant to form a nanoporous polymer electrolyte.

Elliott, Brian (Wheat Ridge, CO); Nguyen, Vinh (Wheat Ridge, CO)

2012-04-24T23:59:59.000Z

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Electrolyte vapor condenser  

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A system is disclosed for removing electrolyte from a fuel cell gas stream. The gas stream containing electrolyte vapor is supercooled utilizing conventional heat exchangers and the thus supercooled gas stream is passed over high surface area passive condensers. The condensed electrolyte is then drained from the condenser and the remainder of the gas stream passed on. The system is particularly useful for electrolytes such as phosphoric acid and molten carbonate, but can be used for other electrolyte cells and simple vapor separation as well. 3 figs.

Sederquist, R.A.; Szydlowski, D.F.; Sawyer, R.D.

1983-02-08T23:59:59.000Z

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Electrolyte vapor condenser  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A system is disclosed for removing electrolyte from a fuel cell gas stream. The gas stream containing electrolyte vapor is supercooled utilizing conventional heat exchangers and the thus supercooled gas stream is passed over high surface area passive condensers. The condensed electrolyte is then drained from the condenser and the remainder of the gas stream passed on. The system is particularly useful for electrolytes such as phosphoric acid and molten carbonate, but can be used for other electrolyte cells and simple vapor separation as well.

Sederquist, Richard A. (Newington, CT); Szydlowski, Donald F. (East Hartford, CT); Sawyer, Richard D. (Canton, CT)

1983-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Process and economic model of in-field heavy oil upgrading using aqueous pyrolysis  

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A process and economic model for aqueous pyrolysis in-field upgrading of heavy oil has been developed. The model has been constructed using the ASPEN PLUS chemical process simulator. The process features cracking of heavy oil at moderate temperatures in the presence of water to increase oil quality and thus the value of the oil. Calculations with the model indicate that for a 464 Mg/day (3,000 bbl/day) process, which increases the oil API gravity of the processed oil from 13.5{degree} to 22.4{degree}, the required value increase of the oil would need to be at least $2.80/Mg{center_dot}{degree}API($0.40/bbl{center_dot}{degree}API) to make the process economically attractive. This level of upgrading has been demonstrated in preliminary experiments with candidate catalysts. For improved catalysts capable of having the coke make and increasing the pyrolysis rate, a required price increase for the oil as low as $1.34/Mg{center_dot}{degree}API ($0.21/bbl{center_dot}{degree}API)has been calculated.

Thorsness, C. B., LLNL

1997-01-21T23:59:59.000Z

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Novel Electrolytes and Additives  

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Objectives - Relevance Performance, calendar-life, and safety characteristics of Li-ion cells are dictated by the nature and stability of the electrolyte and the...

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Molecular Simulations of Electrolytes and Electrolyte/Electrode...  

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Simulations of Electrolytes and ElectrolyteElectrode Interfaces Grant D. Smith and Oleg Borodin Department of Materials Science & Engineering University of Utah 02182008 "This...

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Polymer Electrolyte and Polymer Battery  

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Generally the polymer electrolyte of the polymer battery is classified into two kinds of the electrolyte: One is a dry-type electrolyte composed of a polymer matrix and...21.1. Fig....

Toshiyuki Osawa; Michiyuki Kono

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Electrolytic cell stack with molten electrolyte migration control  

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An electrolytic cell stack includes inactive electrolyte reservoirs at the upper and lower end portions thereof. The reservoirs are separated from the stack of the complete cells by impermeable, electrically conductive separators. Reservoirs at the negative end are initially low in electrolyte and the reservoirs at the positive end are high in electrolyte fill. During stack operation electrolyte migration from the positive to the negative end will be offset by the inactive reservoir capacity. In combination with the inactive reservoirs, a sealing member of high porosity and low electrolyte retention is employed to limit the electrolyte migration rate. 5 figs.

Kunz, H.R.; Guthrie, R.J.; Katz, M.

1987-03-17T23:59:59.000Z

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Electrochemically stable electrolytes  

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This invention relates generally to inorganic ionic liquids which function as electrolytes and do not crystallize at ambient temperature. More specifically, this invention is directed to quasi-salt inorganic ionic liquids which comprise the reaction product of a strong Lewis acid with an inorganic halide-donating molecule. This invention is further directed to quasi-salt inorganic ionic liquid mixtures which comprise combinations of electrolyte additives and quasi-salt inorganic ionic liquids. These quasi-salt inorganic ionic liquid mixtures are useful electrolytes. 16 figs.

Angell, C.A.; Zhang, S.S.; Xu, K.

1999-01-05T23:59:59.000Z

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Electrochemically stable electrolytes  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

This invention relates generally to inorganic ionic liquids which function as electrolytes and do not crystallize at ambient temperature. More specifically, this invention is directed to quasi-salt inorganic ionic liquids which comprise the reaction product of a strong Lewis acid with an inorganic halide-donating molecule. This invention is further directed to quasi-salt inorganic ionic liquid mixtures which comprise combinations of electrolyte additives and quasi-salt inorganic ionic liquids. These quasi-salt inorganic ionic liquid mixtures are useful electrolytes.

Angell, Charles Austen (Mesa, AZ); Zhang, Sheng-Shui (Tucson, AZ); Xu, Kang (Tempe, AZ)

1999-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Electric current-producing device having sulfone-based electrolyte  

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Electrolytic solvents and applications of such solvents including electric current-producing devices. For example, a solvent can include a sulfone compound of R1--SO2--R2, with R1 being an alkyl group and R2 a partially oxygenated alkyl group, to exhibit high chemical and thermal stability and high oxidation resistance. For another example, a battery can include, between an anode and a cathode, an electrolyte which includes ionic electrolyte salts and a non-aqueous electrolyte solvent which includes a non-symmetrical, non-cyclic sulfone. The sulfone has a formula of R1--SO2--R2, wherein R1 is a linear or branched alkyl or partially or fully fluorinated linear or branched alkyl group having 1 to 7 carbon atoms, and R2 is a linear or branched or partially or fully fluorinated linear or branched oxygen containing alkyl group having 1 to 7 carbon atoms. The electrolyte can include an electrolyte co-solvent and an electrolyte additive for protective layer formation.

Angell, Charles Austen (Mesa, AZ); Sun, Xiao-Guang (Tempe, AZ)

2010-11-16T23:59:59.000Z

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Adsorption of model textile dyes from aqueous solutions using agricultural wastes as adsorbents: equilibrium, kinetics and fixed bed column study  

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Gram husk and groundnut shell are cheap and abundantly available agricultural waste materials in India. A systematic study on the adsorption of some model dyes from aqueous solution on these low-cost adsorbents has been attempted. Model dyes used were Methylene Blue, Rhodamine B, Congo Red, Eosine Y and Metanil Yellow. Equilibrium, kinetics and column experiments were performed. Effects of different process variables have been studied. Equilibrium data fitted well in Langmuir and Freundlich isotherm equations. A model using Freundlich equation has been developed for interpretation of kinetic data. Other models such as Lagergren equation and pseudo second order equation were also used. Of these models, pseudo second order equation was found to be the most satisfactory. Column experiments were carried out with gram-husk and Rhodamine B. The data could be correlated well with BDST model.

Sampa Chakrabarti; Basab Chaudhuri; Binay K. Dutta

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Novel Electrolytes and Additives | Department of Energy  

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High Voltage Electrolyte for Lithium Batteries Vehicle Technologies Office Merit Review 2014: Fluorinated Electrolyte for 5-V Li-Ion Chemistry Novel Electrolytes and Additives...

74

Batteries using molten salt electrolyte  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

An electrolyte system suitable for a molten salt electrolyte battery is described where the electrolyte system is a molten nitrate compound, an organic compound containing dissolved lithium salts, or a 1-ethyl-3-methlyimidazolium salt with a melting temperature between approximately room temperature and approximately 250.degree. C. With a compatible anode and cathode, the electrolyte system is utilized in a battery as a power source suitable for oil/gas borehole applications and in heat sensors.

Guidotti, Ronald A. (Albuquerque, NM)

2003-04-08T23:59:59.000Z

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Task 1: Modeling Study of CO Effects on Polymer Electrolyte Fuel Cell Anodes Task 2: Study of Ac Impedance as Membrane/Electrode Manufacturing Diagnostic Tool  

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Carbon monoxide poisoning of polymer electrolyte fuel cell anodes is a key problem to be overcome when operating a polymer electrolyte fuel cell (PEFC) on reformed fuels. CO adsorbs preferentially on the precious metal surface leading to substantial performance losses. Some recent work has explored this problem, primarily using various Pt alloys in attempts to lower the degree of surface deactivation. In their studies of hydrogen oxidation on Pt and Pt alloy (Pt/Sn, Pt/Ru) rotating disk electrodes exposed to H{sub 2}/CO mixtures, Gasteiger et al. showed that a small hydrogen oxidation current is observed well before the onset of major CO oxidative stripping (ca. 0.4 V) on Pt/Ru. However, these workers concluded that such current observed at low anode overpotentials was too low to be of practical value. Nonetheless, MST-11 researchers and others have found experimentally that it is possible to run a PEFC, e.g., with a Pt/Ru anode, in the presence of CO levels in the range 10--100 ppm with little voltage loss. Such experimental results suggest that, in fact, PEFC operation at significant current densities under low anode overpotentials is possible in the presence of such levels of CO, even before resorting to air bleeding into the anode feed stream. The latter approach has been shown to be effective in elimination of Pt anode catalyst poisoning effects at CO levels of 20--50 ppm for cells operating at 80 C with low Pt catalyst loading. The effect of oxygen bleeding is basically to lower P{sub CO} down to extremely low levels in the anode plenum thanks to the catalytic (chemical) oxidation of CO by dioxygen at the anode catalyst. In this modeling work the authors do not include specific description of oxygen bleeding effects and concentrate on the behavior of the anode with feed streams of H{sub 2} or reformate containing low levels of CO. The anode loss is treated in this work as a hydrogen and carbon monoxide electrode kinetics problem, but includes the effects of dilution of the feedstream with significant fractions of carbon dioxide and nitrogen and of mass transport losses in the gas diffusion backing. Not included in the anode model are ionic resistance and diffusion losses in the catalyst layer. They are looking to see if the overall pattern of polarization curves calculated based on such a purely kinetic model indeed mimics the central features of polarization curves observed for PEFCs operating on hydrogen with low levels of CO.

Thomas E. Springer

1998-01-30T23:59:59.000Z

76

Spin coating of electrolytes  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

Methods for spin coating electrolytic materials onto substrates are disclosed. More particularly, methods for depositing solid coatings of ion-conducting material onto planar substrates and onto electrodes are disclosed. These spin coating methods are employed to fabricate electrochemical sensors for use in measuring, detecting and quantifying gases and liquids.

Stetter, Joseph R. (Naperville, IL); Maclay, G. Jordan (Maywood, IL)

1989-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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E-Print Network 3.0 - aqueous solution promoted Sample Search...  

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All rights reserved. PII S1388-2481(99)00038-7 Summary: generate zones of high and low surface tension, promoting the motion of the aqueous electrolyte. q 1999... as the...

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Reference electrode for electrolytic cell  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A reference electrode device is provided for a high temperature electrolytic cell used to electrolytically recover uranium from spent reactor fuel dissolved in an anode pool, the device having a glass tube to enclose the electrode and electrolyte and serve as a conductive membrane with the cell electrolyte, and an outer metal tube about the glass tube to serve as a shield and basket for any glass sections broken by handling of the tube to prevent their contact with the anode pool, the metal tube having perforations to provide access between the bulk of the cell electrolyte and glass membrane. 4 figs.

Kessie, R.W.

1988-07-28T23:59:59.000Z

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Gel polymer electrolytes for batteries  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

Nanostructured gel polymer electrolytes that have both high ionic conductivity and high mechanical strength are disclosed. The electrolytes have at least two domains--one domain contains an ionically-conductive gel polymer and the other domain contains a rigid polymer that provides structure for the electrolyte. The domains are formed by block copolymers. The first block provides a polymer matrix that may or may not be conductive on by itself, but that can soak up a liquid electrolyte, thereby making a gel. An exemplary nanostructured gel polymer electrolyte has an ionic conductivity of at least 1.times.10.sup.-4 S cm.sup.-1 at 25.degree. C.

Balsara, Nitash Pervez; Eitouni, Hany Basam; Gur, Ilan; Singh, Mohit; Hudson, William

2014-11-18T23:59:59.000Z

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Definition: Electrolyte | Open Energy Information  

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Electrolyte Electrolyte Jump to: navigation, search Dictionary.png Electrolyte A substance that conducts charged ions from one electrode to the other in a fuel cell, battery, or electrolyzer.[1] View on Wikipedia Wikipedia Definition An electrolyte is a compound that ionizes when dissolved in suitable ionizing solvents such as water. This includes most soluble salts, acids, and bases. Some gases, such as hydrogen chloride, under conditions of high temperature or low pressure can also function as electrolytes. Electrolyte solutions can also result from the dissolution of some biological and synthetic polymers, termed polyelectrolytes, which contain charged functional groups. Electrolyte solutions are normally formed when a salt is placed into a solvent such as water and the individual components

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Random Forest Models To Predict Aqueous Solubility David S. Palmer, Noel M. O'Boyle, Robert C. Glen, and John B. O. Mitchell*  

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be calculated by models such as those of Hamlin et al.2 Solubility is defined as the concentration of soluteRandom Forest Models To Predict Aqueous Solubility David S. Palmer, Noel M. O'Boyle, Robert C. Glen, University of Cambridge, Lensfield Road, Cambridge CB2 1EW, United Kingdom Received May 5, 2006 Random Forest

de Gispert, AdriĂ 

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Electrolytes - R&D for Advanced Lithium Batteries. Interfacial...  

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More Documents & Publications Electrolytes - R&D for Advanced Lithium Batteries. Interfacial Behavior of Electrolytes Interfacial Behavior of Electrolytes...

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Lithium ion conducting electrolytes  

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A liquid, predominantly lithium-conducting, ionic electrolyte is described having exceptionally high conductivity at temperatures of 100 C or lower, including room temperature, and comprising the lithium salts selected from the group consisting of the thiocyanate, iodide, bromide, chloride, perchlorate, acetate, tetrafluoroborate, perfluoromethane sulfonate, perfluoromethane sulfonamide, tetrahaloaluminate, and heptahaloaluminate salts of lithium, with or without a magnesium-salt selected from the group consisting of the perchlorate and acetate salts of magnesium. Certain of the latter embodiments may also contain molecular additives from the group of acetonitrile (CH{sub 3}CN), succinnonitrile (CH{sub 2}CN){sub 2}, and tetraglyme (CH{sub 3}--O--CH{sub 2}--CH{sub 2}--O--){sub 2} (or like solvents) solvated to a Mg{sup +2} cation to lower the freezing point of the electrolyte below room temperature. Other particularly useful embodiments contain up to about 40, but preferably not more than about 25, mol percent of a long chain polyether polymer dissolved in the lithium salts to provide an elastic or rubbery solid electrolyte of high ambient temperature conductivity and exceptional 100 C conductivity. Another embodiment contains up to about but not more than 10 mol percent of a molecular solvent such as acetone. 2 figs.

Angell, C.A.; Liu, C.

1996-04-09T23:59:59.000Z

84

Design of PHEVs and Electrolyte Properties | Department of Energy  

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Modeling with Emphasis on Low Temperature Performance High-Volume Manufacturing of LiPF6, A Critical Lithium-ion Battery Material High Voltage Electrolyte for Lithium Batteries...

85

In Situ Study of Solid Electrolyte Interphase (SEI) Formation  

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M. J. Bedzyk, "In Situ X-ray Study of the Solid Electrolyte Interphase (SEI) Formation on Graphene as a Model Li-ion Battery Anode," Chemistry of Materials, 24(15), 3038 -3043...

86

Consequence analysis of aqueous ammonia spills using an improved liquid pool evaporation model  

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of Acrolein released into air.................................................................98 x LIST OF TABLES Page Table 1. Assumptions for modeling scenarios...

Raghunathan, Vijay

2005-02-17T23:59:59.000Z

87

Computational Study of Copper(II) Complexation and Hydrolysis in Aqueous Solutions Using Mixed Cluster/Continuum Models  

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Computational Study of Copper(II) Complexation and Hydrolysis in Aqueous Solutions Using Mixed and thermodynamic properties of Cu(II) species in aqueous solution. 1. Introduction Copper is a key component evidence that copper may be involved in the pathogenesis of atherosclerosis, Alzheimer's diseases

Goddard III, William A.

88

An electrochemical model for prediction of corrosion of mild steel in aqueous carbon dioxide solutions  

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A predictive model was developed for uniform carbon dioxide corrosion, based on modeling of individual electrochemical reactions in a water-CO{sub 2} system. The model takes into account the electrochemical reactions of hydrogen ion reduction, carbonic acid reduction, direct water reduction, oxygen reduction, and anodic dissolution of iron. The required electrochemical parameters (e.g., exchange current densities and Tafel slopes) for different reactions were determined from experiments conducted in glass cells. The corrosion process was monitored using polarization resistance, potentiodynamic sweep, electrochemical impedance, and weight-loss measurements. The model was calibrated for two mild steels over a range of parameters: temperature (t) = 20 C to 80 C, pH = 3 to 6, partial pressure of CO{sub 2} (P{sub CO{sub 2}}) = 0 bar to 1 bar (0 kPa to 100 kPa), and {omega} = 0 rpm to 5,000 rpm (v{sub p} = 0 m/s to 2.5 m/s). The model was applicable for uniform corrosion with no protective films present. Performance of the model was validated by comparing predictions to results from independent loop experiments. Predictions also were compared to those of other CO{sub 2} corrosion prediction models. Compared to the previous largely empirical models, the model gave a clearer picture of the corrosion mechanisms by considering the effects of pH, temperature, and solution flow rate on the participating anodic and cathodic reactions.

Nesic, S. [Inst. for Energiteknikk, Kjeller (Norway); Postlethwaite, J. [Univ. of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon (Canada); Olsen, S. [Statoil, Trondheim (Norway)

1996-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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E-Print Network 3.0 - assisted electrolyte cell Sample Search...  

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Modelica This presentation will describe... a dynamic and spatially distributed (quasi 2- dimensional) Polymer Electrolyte Membrane (PEM) fuel cell... model that has been created...

90

Novel Phosphazene Compounds for Enhancing Electrolyte Stability...  

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Phosphazene Compounds for Enhancing Electrolyte Stability and Safety of Lithium-ion Cells Novel Phosphazene Compounds for Enhancing Electrolyte Stability and Safety of Lithium-ion...

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Novel Phosphazene Compounds for Enhancing Electrolyte Stability...  

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Novel Phosphazene Compounds for Enhancing Electrolyte Stability and Safety of Lithium-ion Cells Novel Phosphazene Compounds for Enhancing Electrolyte Stability and Safety of...

92

Webinar: Hydrogen Production by Polymer Electrolyte Membrane...  

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Production by Polymer Electrolyte Membrane (PEM) Electrolysis-Spotlight on Giner and Proton Webinar: Hydrogen Production by Polymer Electrolyte Membrane (PEM) Electrolysis-Spotligh...

93

Coordination Chemistry in magnesium battery electrolytes: how...  

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Chemistry in magnesium battery electrolytes: how ligands affect their performance. Coordination Chemistry in magnesium battery electrolytes: how ligands affect their performance....

94

Application of the perturbed chain-SAFT equation of state for modeling CO2 solubility in aqueous monoethanolamine solutions  

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Abstract CO2 removal by treatment of acid gases by aqueous alkanolamines is a very significant operation from industrial and environmental point of view. To attain a comprehensive thermodynamic model of the CO2–MEA–H2O in a wide range of temperature and CO2 partial pressures, Perturbed Chain-Statistical Associating Fluid Theory (PC-SAFT) EOS is applied to predict the absorption of carbon dioxide by MEA (MonoEthanolAmine). In order to find the best association scheme for MEA in PC-SAFT EOS, three pure parameter sets for MEA in the 2B, 3B and 4C association schemes are determined in temperature range 303.15–443.15 K. Temperature independent binary interaction parameters have been adjusted in the VLE calculation for three schemes of MEA and two schemes of water. Binary VLE calculations show the 3B scheme for MEA and the 4C scheme for water indicate the best prediction in the MEA–H2O system. Excess enthalpy data for aqueous MEA are predicted by kij, which has been adjusted in VLE calculations. The 3B scheme for MEA and the 4C scheme for water also are used to find CO2 solubility in the ternary system of CO2–MEA–H2O system. Ideal Smith–Missen algorithm has been applied to find the concentration of all species in chemical equilibrium. Results show the 3B association scheme for MEA and the 4C association scheme for water in PC-SAFT EOS have better agreement with binary and ternary experimental data. PC-SAFT EOS is able to anticipate the CO2 solubility in the CO2–MEA–H2O system without any regression in the ternary system. The CO2 solubility in ternary system is compared to e-NRTL as a common thermodynamics model. The average absolute partial pressure deviations for PC-SAFT and e-NRTL are calculated around 36% and 42%, respectively.

Sadjad Fakouri Baygi; Hassan Pahlavanzadeh

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

95

Electrolyte paste for molten carbonate fuel cells  

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The electrolyte matrix and electrolyte reservoir plates in a molten carbonate fuel cell power plant stack are filled with electrolyte by applying a paste of dry electrolyte powder entrained in a dissipatable carrier to the reactant flow channels in the current collector plate. The stack plates are preformed and solidified to final operating condition so that they are self sustaining and can be disposed one atop the other to form the power plant stack. Packing the reactant flow channels with the electrolyte paste allows the use of thinner electrode plates, particularly on the anode side of the cells. The use of the packed electrolyte paste provides sufficient electrolyte to fill the matrix and to entrain excess electrolyte in the electrode plates, which also serve as excess electrolyte reservoirs. When the stack is heated up to operating temperatures, the electrolyte in the paste melts, the carrier vaporizes, or chemically decomposes, and the melted electrolyte is absorbed into the matrix and electrode plates.

Bregoli, Lawrance J. (Southwick, MA); Pearson, Mark L. (New London, CT)

1995-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

96

Modeling of activity coefficients of aqueous solutions of quaternary ammonium salts with the  

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@nd.edu #12;2 Abstract Ionic liquids (ILs) have been studied recently as potential "green" solvents due to their negligible vapor pressure. Modeling their phase behavior with water and organic solvents to air pollution. Much work has focused on their ability to serve as solvents for reactions

Stadtherr, Mark A.

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Diminished Aqueous Microviscosity of Tumors in Murine Models Measured with in Vivo Radiofrequency Electron Paramagnetic Resonance  

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...microviscosity may be related to the fundamental sensitivity of all chemical reaction...D., Weast R. C., Selby S. M. Handbook of Chemistry and Physics Ed. 2 2212...H. A. Brownian motion in a field of force and the diffusion model of chemical reactions...

Howard J. Halpern; G. V. R. Chandramouli; Eugene D. Barth; Cheng Yu; Miroslav Peric; David J. Grdina; and Beverly A. Teicher

1999-11-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Experimental investigation and thermodynamic modeling of extraction of heavy metal ions from aqueous solutions by chelation in supercritical carbon dioxide  

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disadvantages. First, the solvent/metal solution must be subsequently purified. Second, since the solvent may be miscible in the aqueous phase, the residual solvent must be removed from the water stream. These disadvantages can be eliminated by substituting...

Uyansoy, Hakki

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

99

QSPR with extended topochemical atom (ETA) indices. 4. Modeling aqueous solubility of drug like molecules and agrochemicals following OECD guidelines  

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Aqueous solubility is the property of utmost interest for predicting the behavior of chemical compounds inside body, since water serves as the most ubiquitous component of any living cell. Predictive quantitat...

Rudra Narayan Das; Kunal Roy

2013-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

100

Electrolytes for lithium ion batteries  

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A family of electrolytes for use in a lithium ion battery. The genus of electrolytes includes ketone-based solvents, such as, 2,4-dimethyl-3-pentanone; 3,3-dimethyl 2-butanone(pinacolone) and 2-butanone. These solvents can be used in combination with non-Lewis Acid salts, such as Li.sub.2[B.sub.12F.sub.12] and LiBOB.

Vaughey, John; Jansen, Andrew N.; Dees, Dennis W.

2014-08-05T23:59:59.000Z

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101

High cation transport polymer electrolyte  

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A solid state ion conducting electrolyte and a battery incorporating same. The electrolyte includes a polymer matrix with an alkali metal salt dissolved therein, the salt having an anion with a long or branched chain having not less than 5 carbon or silicon atoms therein. The polymer is preferably a polyether and the salt anion is preferably an alkyl or silyl moiety of from 5 to about 150 carbon/silicon atoms.

Gerald, II, Rex E. (Brookfield, IL); Rathke, Jerome W. (Homer Glen, IL); Klingler, Robert J. (Westmont, IL)

2007-06-05T23:59:59.000Z

102

Electrolytes - R&D for Advanced Lithium Batteries. Interfacial...  

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R&D for Advanced Lithium Batteries. Interfacial Behavior of Electrolytes Electrolytes - R&D for Advanced Lithium Batteries. Interfacial Behavior of Electrolytes 2012 DOE Hydrogen...

103

A Techno-Economic Analysis of Decentralized Electrolytic Hydrogen Production for Fuel Cell Vehicles  

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A Techno-Economic Analysis of Decentralized Electrolytic Hydrogen Production for Fuel Cell Vehicles-Economic Analysis of Decentralized Electrolytic Hydrogen Production for Fuel Cell Vehicles by SĂ©bastien Prince options considered for future fuel cell vehicles. In this thesis, a model is developed to determine

Victoria, University of

104

Block copolymer electrolytes for lithium batteries  

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interface in the Li-ion battery. Electrochimica Acta 50,K. The role of Li-ion battery electrolyte reactivity inK. The role of Li-ion battery electrolyte reactivity in

Hudson, William Rodgers

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

105

Molecular dynamics simulation and ab intio studies of electrolytes...  

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Molecular dynamics simulations: Properties of bulk electrolytes (structure, thermodynamics, transport), interfacial properties of electrolyte at electroactive interfaces,...

106

LOWER TEMPERATURE ELECTROLYTE AND ELECTRODE MATERIALS  

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A thorough literature survey on low-temperature electrolyte and electrode materials for SOFC is given in this report. Thermodynamic stability of selected electrolyte and its chemical compatibility with cathode substrate were evaluated. Preliminary electrochemical characterizations were conducted on symmetrical cells consisting of the selected electrolyte and various electrode materials. Feasibility of plasma spraying new electrolyte material thin-film on cathode substrate was explored.

Keqin Huang

2003-04-30T23:59:59.000Z

107

Multi-Sourced Electricity for Electrolytic Hydrogen  

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$/tonne (the DOE's centralized plant #12;Page 8 Electrolytic Hydrogen · Focus on low-cost electrolysis - 300 US Americas DOE Hydrogen Electrolysis-Utility Integration Workshop Boulder, Colorado 2004 September 22 & 23Multi-Sourced Electricity for Electrolytic Hydrogen Multi-Sourced Electricity for Electrolytic

108

Solid-polymer-electrolyte fuel cells  

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A transport model for polymer electrolytes is presented, based on concentrated solution theory and irreversible thermodynamics. Thermodynamic driving forces are developed, transport properties are identified and experiments devised. Transport number of water in Nafion 117 membrane is determined using a concentration cell. It is 1.4 for a membrane equilibrated with saturated water vapor at 25{degrees}C, decreases slowly as the membrane is dehydrated, and falls sharply toward zero as the water content approaches zero. The relation between transference number, transport number, and electroosmotic drag coefficient is presented, and their relevance to water-management is discussed. A mathematical model of transport in a solid-polymer-electrolyte fuel cell is presented. A two-dimensional membrane-electrode assembly is considered. Water management, thermal management, and utilization of fuel are examined in detail. The membrane separators of these fuel cells require sorbed water to maintain conductivity; therefore it is necessary to manage the water content in membranes to ensure efficient operation. Water and thermal management are interrelated. Rate of heat removal is shown to be a critical parameter in the operation of these fuel cells. Current-voltage curves are presented for operation on air and reformed methanol. Equations for convective diffusion to a rotating disk are solved numerically for a consolute point between the bulk concentration and the surface. A singular-perturbation expansion is presented for the condition where the bulk concentration is nearly equal to the consolute-point composition. Results are compared to Levich's solution and analysis.

Fuller, T.F.

1992-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

109

Power Control of a Polymer Electrolyte Membrane Fuel Cell  

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In addition to degrading performance (from a Nernst potential perspective), this depleted oxygen state could damage the electrocatalyst. ... Unfortunately, application of these advanced control methods will require the development of more sophisticated models, so as to reduce the model mismatch degradation resulting from the feed-forward characteristics inherent to these controllers. ... A math. model is developed to simulate the transient phenomena in a polymer electrolyte membrane fuel cell (PEMFC) system. ...

Kevin C. Lauzze; Donald J. Chmielewski

2006-05-25T23:59:59.000Z

110

Advanced Electrolyte Additives for PHEV/EV Lithium-ion Battery...  

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More Documents & Publications Advanced Electrolyte Additives for PHEVEV Lithium-ion Battery Development of Advanced Electrolytes and Electrolyte Additives...

111

Entropy of electrolytes  

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is given by kB (a)9 ZaZf3 ~ modeled as a structureless continuum with dielectric constant €, here taken to be that of water at 25 ·C, €=78....358€0. The energy parameter B and the ionic diameter a are set equal to 5377.75 I ZaZa I A K and 2.8428 A, respectively. These values are chosen to facilitate comparison with earlier work. Note that the cation and anion are assumed to be of equal size...

Laird, Brian Bostian; Haymet, A. D. J.

1994-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

112

Novel Electrolytes for Lithium Ion Batteries  

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We have been investigating three primary areas related to lithium ion battery electrolytes. First, we have been investigating the thermal stability of novel electrolytes for lithium ion batteries, in particular borate based salts. Second, we have been investigating novel additives to improve the calendar life of lithium ion batteries. Third, we have been investigating the thermal decomposition reactions of electrolytes for lithium-oxygen batteries.

Lucht, Brett L

2014-12-12T23:59:59.000Z

113

Solid-oxide fuel cell electrolyte  

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A solid-oxide electrolyte operable at between 600.degree. C. and 800.degree. C. and a method of producing the solid-oxide electrolyte are provided. The solid-oxide electrolyte comprises a combination of a compound having weak metal-oxygen interactions with a compound having stronger metal-oxygen interactions whereby the resulting combination has both strong and weak metal-oxygen interaction properties.

Bloom, Ira D. (Bolingbrook, IL); Hash, Mark C. (Joliet, IL); Krumpelt, Michael (Naperville, IL)

1993-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

114

Polymer Electrolytes for Advanced Lithium Batteries | Department...  

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Advanced Lithium Batteries Polymer Electrolytes for Advanced Lithium Batteries 2009 DOE Hydrogen Program and Vehicle Technologies Program Annual Merit Review and Peer Evaluation...

115

Polymer Electrolytes for Advanced Lithium Batteries  

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July-09 Improve cathode utilization in dry full cells. Accomplished by technology transfer to Seeo, Inc. Objectives *Synthesis of dry block copolymer electrolytes for...

116

Rebalancing electrolytes in redox flow battery systems  

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Embodiments of redox flow battery rebalancing systems include a system for reacting an unbalanced flow battery electrolyte with a rebalance electrolyte in a first reaction cell. In some embodiments, the rebalance electrolyte may contain ferrous iron (Fe.sup.2+) which may be oxidized to ferric iron (Fe.sup.3+) in the first reaction cell. The reducing ability of the rebalance reactant may be restored in a second rebalance cell that is configured to reduce the ferric iron in the rebalance electrolyte back into ferrous iron through a reaction with metallic iron.

Chang, On Kok; Pham, Ai Quoc

2014-12-23T23:59:59.000Z

117

Block copolymer electrolytes for lithium batteries  

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electrolytes and high-energy electrode materials. 1 Over theinstability between high-energy electrode materials, such assystems. With new high-energy electrode materials – Ni-based

Hudson, William Rodgers

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

118

Composite Electrolyte to Stabilize Metallic Lithium Anodes  

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- Develop composites of electrolyte materials with requisite electrochemical and mechanical properties - Fabricate thin membranes to provide good power performance and long...

119

Electrolyte Solvation and Ionic Association. V. Acetonitrile-Lithium Bis(fluorosulfonyl)imide (LiFSI) Mixtures  

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Electrolytes with the salt lithium bis(fluorosulfonyl)imide (LiFSI) have been evaluated relative to comparable electrolytes with other lithium salts. Acetonitrile (AN) has been used as a model electrolyte solvent. The information obtained from the thermal phase behavior, solvation/ionic association interactions, quantum chemical (QC) calculations and molecular dynamics (MD) simulations (with an APPLE&P many-body polarizable force field for the LiFSI salt) of the (AN)n-LiFSI mixtures provides detailed insight into the coordination interactions of the FSI- anions and the wide variability noted in the electrolyte transport property (i.e., viscosity and ionic conductivity).

Han, Sang D.; Borodin, Oleg; Seo, D. M.; Zhou, Zhi B.; Henderson, Wesley A.

2014-09-30T23:59:59.000Z

120

Simulation of Electrolyte Composition Effects on High Energy Lithium-Ion Cells  

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An important feature of the DUALFOIL model for simulation of lithium-ion cells [1,2] is rigorous accounting for non-ideal electrolyte properties. Unfortunately, data are available on only a few electrolytes [3,4]. However, K. Gering has developed a model for estimation of electrolyte properties [5] and recently generated complete property sets (density, conductivity, activity coefficient, diffusivity, transport number) as a function of temperature and salt concentration. Here we use these properties in an enhanced version of the DUALFOIL model called DISTNP, available in Battery Design Studio [6], to examine the effect of different electrolytes on cell performance. Specifically, the behavior of a high energy LiCoO2/graphite 18650-size cell is simulated. The ability of Battery Design Studio to si

K. Gering

2014-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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121

Solid-polymer-electrolyte fuel cells  

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A transport model for polymer electrolytes is presented, based on concentrated solution theory and irreversible thermodynamics. Thermodynamic driving forces are developed, transport properties are identified and experiments devised. Transport number of water in Nafion 117 membrane is determined using a concentration cell. It is 1.4 for a membrane equilibrated with saturated water vapor at 25{degrees}C, decreases slowly as the membrane is dehydrated, and falls sharply toward zero as the water content approaches zero. The relation between transference number, transport number, and electroosmotic drag coefficient is presented, and their relevance to water-management is discussed. A mathematical model of transport in a solid-polymer-electrolyte fuel cell is presented. A two-dimensional membrane-electrode assembly is considered. Water management, thermal management, and utilization of fuel are examined in detail. The membrane separators of these fuel cells require sorbed water to maintain conductivity; therefore it is necessary to manage the water content in membranes to ensure efficient operation. Water and thermal management are interrelated. Rate of heat removal is shown to be a critical parameter in the operation of these fuel cells. Current-voltage curves are presented for operation on air and reformed methanol. Equations for convective diffusion to a rotating disk are solved numerically for a consolute point between the bulk concentration and the surface. A singular-perturbation expansion is presented for the condition where the bulk concentration is nearly equal to the consolute-point composition. Results are compared to Levich`s solution and analysis.

Fuller, T.F.

1992-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

122

High performance electrolytes for MCFC  

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A carbonate electrolyte of the Li/Na or CaBaLiNa system. The Li/Na carbonate has a composition displaced from the eutectic composition to diminish segregation effects in a molten carbonate fuel cell. The CaBaLiNa system includes relatively small amounts of Ca.sub.2 CO.sub.3 and BaCO.sub.3, and preferably of equimolar amounts. The presence of both Ca and BaCO.sub.3 enables lower temperature fuel cell operation.

Kaun, Thomas D. (New Lenox, IL); Roche, Michael F. (Downers Gorve, IL)

1999-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

123

Solid composite electrolytes for lithium batteries  

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Solid composite electrolytes are provided for use in lithium batteries which exhibit moderate to high ionic conductivity at ambient temperatures and low activation energies. In one embodiment, a ceramic-ceramic composite electrolyte is provided containing lithium nitride and lithium phosphate. The ceramic-ceramic composite is also preferably annealed and exhibits an activation energy of about 0.1 eV.

Kumar, Binod (Dayton, OH); Scanlon, Jr., Lawrence G. (Fairborn, OH)

2000-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

124

Surface and interfacial tensions of Hofmeister electrolytes  

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Surface and interfacial tensions of Hofmeister electrolytes Alexandre P. dos Santos and Yan Levin to account quantitatively for the surface and interfacial tensions of different electrolyte solutions can also be used to calculate the surface and the interfacial tensions of acid solutions, predicting

Levin, Yan

125

Probing the Degradation Mechanisms in Electrolyte Solutions for...  

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Degradation Mechanisms in Electrolyte Solutions for Li-ion Batteries by In-Situ Transmission Electron Microscopy. Probing the Degradation Mechanisms in Electrolyte Solutions for...

126

Towards Understanding the Poor Thermal Stability of V5+ Electrolyte...  

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the Poor Thermal Stability of V5+ Electrolyte Solution in Vanadium Redox Flow Batteries. Towards Understanding the Poor Thermal Stability of V5+ Electrolyte Solution in...

127

Development of Polymer Electrolytes for Advanced Lithium Batteries...  

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Development of Polymer Electrolytes for Advanced Lithium Batteries Development of Polymer Electrolytes for Advanced Lithium Batteries 2013 DOE Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Program and...

128

Ionic Liquid-Enhanced Solid State Electrolyte Interface (SEI...  

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Liquid-Enhanced Solid State Electrolyte Interface (SEI) for Lithium Sulfur Batteries. Ionic Liquid-Enhanced Solid State Electrolyte Interface (SEI) for Lithium Sulfur Batteries....

129

Expansion of Novolyte Capacity for Lithium Ion Electrolyte Production...  

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15eswise2012p.pdf More Documents & Publications Expansion of Novolyte Capacity for Lithium Ion Electrolyte Production Expansion of Novolyte Capacity for Lithium Ion Electrolyte...

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Expansion of Novolyte Capacity for Lithium Ion Electrolyte Production...  

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15eswise2011p.pdf More Documents & Publications Expansion of Novolyte Capacity for Lithium Ion Electrolyte Production Expansion of Novolyte Capacity for Lithium Ion Electrolyte...

131

New lithium-based ionic liquid electrolytes that resist salt...  

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New lithium-based ionic liquid electrolytes that resist salt concentration polarization New lithium-based ionic liquid electrolytes that resist salt concentration polarization...

132

Title: Pore formation in Polymer Electrolytes Abstract: Much of our ...  

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The efficient conversion of energy from one form to another, particularly solar, ... The polymer electrolytes in Polymer Electrolyte Membrane (PEM) fuel cells ...

133

Vehicle Technologies Office Merit Review 2014: Fluorinated Electrolyte...  

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Fluorinated Electrolyte for 5-V Li-Ion Chemistry Vehicle Technologies Office Merit Review 2014: Fluorinated Electrolyte for 5-V Li-Ion Chemistry Presentation given by Argonne...

134

Amorphous LLZO sol gel solid electrolyte  

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Novel Li Conducting Solid State Novel Li Conducting Solid State Electrolyte by Sol Gel Technique Davorin Babic, Ph. D. Excellatron Solid State LLC 263 Decatur St Atlanta, GA 30312 (404) 584-2475 dbabic@excellatron.com Objective Develop novel inorganic solid state lithium ion conductor: a) high Li ion conductivity b) transport number of ~1 c) stable with Li metal d) thermally stable e) adequate electrochemical window of stability Construct and test a battery that contains the novel electrolyte Novel sol gel solid electrolyte (NSGSE) In contact with Li metal: Organic electrolytes (liquid/polymer) get reduced: HAZARDS Most oxide solid electrolytes become mixed conductor: SHORTS NSGSE by sol gel process, spin coated: an oxide & stable with Li !! -100000 0 100000 200000 300000 400000 -400000

135

Solid polymer electrolyte from phosphorylated chitosan  

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Recently, the need of secondary battery application continues to increase. The secondary battery which using a liquid electrolyte was indicated had some weakness. A solid polymer electrolyte is an alternative electrolytes membrane which developed in order to replace the liquid electrolyte type. In the present study, the effect of phosphorylation on to polymer electrolyte membrane which synthesized from chitosan and lithium perchlorate salts was investigated. The effect of the component’s composition respectively on the properties of polymer electrolyte, was carried out by analyzed of it’s characterization such as functional groups, ion conductivity, and thermal properties. The mechanical properties i.e tensile resistance and the morphology structure of membrane surface were determined. The phosphorylation processing of polymer electrolyte membrane of chitosan and lithium perchlorate was conducted by immersing with phosphoric acid for 2 hours, and then irradiated on a microwave for 60 seconds. The degree of deacetylation of chitosan derived from shrimp shells was obtained around 75.4%. Relative molecular mass of chitosan was obtained by viscometry method is 796,792 g/mol. The ionic conductivity of chitosan membrane was increase from 6.33 × 10{sup ?6} S/cm up to 6.01 × 10{sup ?4} S/cm after adding by 15 % solution of lithium perchlorate. After phosphorylation, the ionic conductivity of phosphorylated lithium chitosan membrane was observed 1.37 × 10{sup ?3} S/cm, while the tensile resistance of 40.2 MPa with a better thermal resistance. On the strength of electrolyte membrane properties, this polymer electrolyte membrane was suggested had one potential used for polymer electrolyte in field of lithium battery applications.

Fauzi, Iqbal, E-mail: arcana@chem.itb.ac.id; Arcana, I Made, E-mail: arcana@chem.itb.ac.id [Inorganic and Physical Chemistry Research Groups, Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences, Institut Teknologi Bandung, Jl. Ganesha 10, Bandung 40132 (Indonesia)

2014-03-24T23:59:59.000Z

136

Electrolyte for an electrochemical cell  

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Described is a thin-film battery, especially a thin-film microbattery, and a method for making same having application as a backup or primary integrated power source for electronic devices. The battery includes a novel electrolyte amorphous lithium phosphorus oxynitride which is electrochemically stable and does not react with the lithium anode and a novel vanadium oxide cathode Configured as a microbattery, the battery can be fabricated directly onto a semiconductor chip, onto the semiconductor die or onto any portion of the chip carrier. The battery can be fabricated to any specified size or shape to meet the requirements of a particular application. The battery is fabricated of solid state materials and is capable of operation between -15.degree. C. and 150.degree. C.

Bates, John B. (Oak Ridge, TN); Dudney, Nancy J. (Knoxville, TN)

1997-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

137

LOW TEMPERATURE CATHODE SUPPORTED ELECTROLYTES  

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This project has three main goals: Thin Films Studies, Preparation of Graded Porous Substrates and Basic Electrical Characterization and Testing of Planar Single Cells. During this time period substantial progress has been made in developing low temperature deposition techniques to produce dense, nanocrystalline yttrium-stabilized zirconia films on both dense oxide and polymer substrates. Progress has been made in the preparation and characterization of thin electrolytes and porous LSM substrates. Both of these tasks are essentially on or ahead of schedule. In our proposal, we suggested that the ZrO{sub 2}/Sc system needed to be considered as a candidate as a thin electrolyte. This was because microcrystalline ZrO{sub 2}/Sc has a significantly higher ionic conductivity than YSZ, particularly at the lower temperatures. As a result, some 0.5 micron thick film of ZrO{sub 2}/16% Sc on an alumina substrate (grain size 20nm) was prepared and the electrical conductivity measured as a function of temperature and oxygen activity. The Sc doped ZrO{sub 2} certainly has a higher conductivity that either 20nm or 2400nm YSZ, however, electronic conductivity dominates the conductivity for oxygen activities below 10{sup -15}. Whereas for YSZ, electronic conductivity is not a problem until the oxygen activity decreases below 10{sup -25}. These initial results show that the ionic conductivity of 20nm YSZ and 20nm ZrO{sub 2}/16% Sc are essentially the same and the enhanced conductivity which is observed for Sc doping in microcrystalline specimens is not observed for the same composition when it is nanocrystalline. In addition they show that the electronic conductivity of Sc doped ZrO{sub 2} is at least two orders of magnitude higher than that observed for YSZ. The conclusion one reaches is that for 0.5 to 1 micron thick nanocrystalline films, Sc doping of ZrO{sub 2} has no benefits compared to YSZ. As a result, electrolyte films of ZrO{sub 2}/Sc should not be considered as candidates. However, they have the potential of being useful as an interface on the anode side of the electrolyte. NexTech has focused much of its effort during the past few months on establishing tape casting methods for porous LSM substrates. This work, performed under a separate DOE-funded program, involved tape casting formulations comprising LSM powders with bi-modal particle size distributions and fugitive pore forming additives. Sintered LSM substrates with porosities in the 30 to 40 vol% range, and pore sizes of 10 {approx} 20 microns have been prepared. In addition, tape casting formulations involving composite mixtures of LSM and Sm-doped ceria (SDC) have been evaluated. The LSM/SDC cathode substrates are expected to provide better performance at low temperatures. Characterization of these materials is currently underway.

Harlan U. Anderson

2000-03-31T23:59:59.000Z

138

A thermal-electrochemical model that gives spatial-dependent growth of solid electrolyte interphase in a Li-ion battery  

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Abstract The formation of a SEI layer and its growth cause internal resistance increase and capacity loss, leading to performance degradation of lithium-ion batteries. In order to comprehensively investigate the effects of SEI growth on battery performance, a one-dimensional thermal-electrochemical model was developed. This model is equipped with a growth mechanism of the SEI layer coupled with thermal evolution, based on the diffusional process of the solvent through the SEI layer and the kinetic process at the interface between the solid and liquid phases. The model is able to reveal the effects of diffusivity, reaction kinetics and temperature on SEI layer growth and cell capacity fade. We show that depending on the SEI thickness, the growth can be kinetics-limited or diffusion-limited. With the layer becoming thicker, its growth rate slows down gradually due to increased diffusion resistance. The SEI layer grows faster during charge than discharge due to the difference in the electron flux through the SEI layer and the temperature change during cycling. Temperature rise due to reaction and joule heating accelerates the SEI layer growth, leading to more capacity loss. Our model can provide insights on position-dependent SEI growth rate and be used to guide the strategic monitoring location.

Lin Liu; Jonghyun Park; Xianke Lin; Ann Marie Sastry; Wei Lu

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

139

High conductivity electrolyte solutions and rechargeable cells incorporating such solutions  

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This invention relates generally to electrolyte solvents for use in liquid or rubbery polymer electrolyte solutions as are used, for example, in electrochemical devices. More specifically, this invention relates to sulfonyl/phospho-compound electrolyte solvents and sulfonyl/phospho-compound electrolyte solutions incorporating such solvents.

Angell, Charles Austen (Mesa, AZ); Zhang, Sheng-Shui (Tucson, AZ); Xu, Kang (Tempe, AZ)

1998-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

140

High conductivity electrolyte solutions and rechargeable cells incorporating such solutions  

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This invention relates generally to electrolyte solvents for use in liquid or rubbery polymer electrolyte solutions as are used, for example, in electrochemical devices. More specifically, this invention relates to sulfonyl/phospho-compound electrolyte solvents and sulfonyl/phospho-compound electrolyte solutions incorporating such solvents. 9 figs.

Angell, C.A.; Zhang, S.S.; Xu, K.

1998-10-20T23:59:59.000Z

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Aqueous coal slurry  

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An aqueous slurry containing coal and dextrin as a dispersant. The slurry, in addition to containing dextrin, may contain a conventional dispersant or, alternatively, a pH controlling reagent.

Berggren, Mark H. (Golden, CO); Smit, Francis J. (Arvada, CO); Swanson, Wilbur W. (Golden, CO)

1993-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

142

Catalyst supports for polymer electrolyte fuel cells  

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...Bruce, Richard Catlow and Peter Edwards Catalyst supports for polymer electrolyte fuel...durability in fuel cells is to discover catalyst supports that do not corrode, or corrode...black support. fuel cells|oxides|catalyst supports|nanoparticles|conductivity...

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

143

A disposable, self-administered electrolyte test  

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This thesis demonstrates the novel concept that it is possible to make a disposable, self-administered electrolyte test to be introduced to the general consumer market. Although ion specific electrodes have been used to ...

Prince, Ryan, 1977-

2003-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

144

Thermally Nitrided Stainless Steels for Polymer Electrolyte Membrane Fuel Cell Bipolar Plates: Part 1 Model Ni-50Cr and Austenitic 349TM alloys  

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Thermal nitridation of a model Ni-50Cr alloy at 1100 C for 2 h in pure nitrogen resulted in the formation of a continuous, protective CrN/Cr{sub 2}N surface layer with a low interfacial contact resistance. Application of similar nitridation parameters to an austenitic stainless steel, 349{sup TM}, however, resulted in a discontinuous mixture of discrete CrN, Cr{sub 2}N and (Cr,Fe){sub 2}N{sub 1-x} (x = 0--0.5) phase surface particles overlying an exposed {gamma} austenite-based matrix, rather than a continuous nitride surface layer. The interfacial contact resistance of the 349{sup TM} was reduced significantly by the nitridation treatment. However, in the simulated PEMFC environments (1 M H{sub 2}SO{sub 4} + 2 ppm F{sup -} solutions at 70 C sparged with either hydrogen or air), very high corrosion currents were observed under both anodic and cathodic conditions. This poor behavior was linked to the lack of continuity of the Cr-rich nitride surface formed on 349{sup TM} Issues regarding achieving continuous, protective Cr-nitride surface layers on stainless steel alloys are discussed.

Wang, Heli [National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL); Brady, Michael P [ORNL; Turner, John [National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

145

Nonaqueous electrolyte for electrical storage devices  

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Improved nonaqueous electrolytes for application in electrical storage devices such as electrochemical capacitors or batteries are disclosed. The electrolytes of the invention contain salts consisting of alkyl substituted, cyclic delocalized aromatic cations, and their perfluoro derivatives, and certain polyatomic anions having a van der Waals volume less than or equal to 100 .ANG..sup.3, preferably inorganic perfluoride anions and most preferably PF.sub.6.sup.-, the salts being dissolved in organic liquids, and preferably alkyl carbonate solvents, or liquid sulfur dioxide or combinations thereof, at a concentration of greater than 0.5M and preferably greater than 1.0M. Exemplary electrolytes comprise 1-ethyl-3-methylimidazolium hexafluorophosphate dissolved in a cyclic or acylic alkyl carbonate, or methyl formate, or a combination therof. These improved electrolytes have useful characteristics such as higher conductivity, higher concentration, higher energy storage capabilities, and higher power characteristics compared to prior art electrolytes. Stacked capacitor cells using electrolytes of the invention permit high energy, high voltage storage.

McEwen, Alan B. (Melrose, MA); Yair, Ein-Eli (Waltham, MA)

1999-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

146

Electrolytic recovery of reactor metal fuel  

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This invention is comprised of a new electrolytic process and apparatus using sodium, cerium or a similar metal in an alloy or within a sodium beta or beta-alumina sodium ion conductor to electrolytically displace each of the spent fuel metals except for Cesium and strontium on a selective basis from the electrolyte to an inert metal cathode. Each of the metals can be deposited separately. An electrolytic transfer of spent fuel into the electrolyte includes a sodium or cerium salt in the electrolyte with sodium or cerium alloy being deposited on the cathode during the transfer of the metals from the spent fuel. The cathode with the deposit of sodium or cerium alloy is then changed to an anode and the reverse transfer is carried out on a selective basis with each metal being deposited separately at the cathode. The result is that the sodium or cerium needed for the process is regenerated in the first step and no additional source of these reactants is required.

Miller, W.E.; Tomczuk, Z.

1993-02-03T23:59:59.000Z

147

Microscopic mechanisms of graphene electrolytic delamination from metal substrates  

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In this paper, hydrogen bubbling delamination of graphene (Gr) from copper using a strong electrolyte (KOH) water solution was performed, focusing on the effect of the KOH concentration (C{sub KOH}) on the Gr delamination rate. A factor of ?10 decrease in the time required for the complete Gr delamination from Cu cathodes with the same geometry was found increasing C{sub KOH} from ?0.05?M to ?0.60?M. After transfer of the separated Gr membranes to SiO{sub 2} substrates by a highly reproducible thermo-compression printing method, an accurate atomic force microscopy investigation of the changes in Gr morphology as a function of C{sub KOH} was performed. Supported by these analyses, a microscopic model of the delamination process has been proposed, where a key role is played by graphene wrinkles acting as nucleation sites for H{sub 2} bubbles at the cathode perimeter. With this approach, the H{sub 2} supersaturation generated at the electrode for different electrolyte concentrations was estimated and the inverse dependence of t{sub d} on C{sub KOH} was quantitatively explained. Although developed in the case of Cu, this analysis is generally valid and can be applied to describe the electrolytic delamination of graphene from several metal substrates.

Fisichella, G. [CNR-IMM, Strada VIII, 5 – 95121 Catania (Italy); Department of Electronic Engineering, University of Catania, Viale A. Doria, 6 – 95125 Catania (Italy); Di Franco, S.; Roccaforte, F.; Giannazzo, F., E-mail: filippo.giannazzo@imm.cnr.it [CNR-IMM, Strada VIII, 5 – 95121 Catania (Italy); Ravesi, S. [STMicroelectronics, Stradale Primosole, 50 – 95121 Catania (Italy)

2014-06-09T23:59:59.000Z

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Wear-resistant coatings formed on Zircaloy-2 by plasma electrolytic oxidation in sodium aluminate electrolytes  

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Abstract Plasma electrolytic oxidation of Zircaloy-2 has been investigated in dilute and concentrated aluminate electrolytes, under a pulsed-bipolar current regime, in order to develop coatings of high wear resistance. Coating growth kinetics, cell potential-time responses and discharging behaviours depend significantly on the electrolyte concentration. The coatings formed in dilute aluminate electrolyte reveal a three-layered structure, with pancake structures at the coating surfaces. “Soft sparks” occur during PEO in dilute aluminate electrolyte, causing a relatively fast growth of the inner layer and resulting in a large amount of alumina-enriched material beneath the pancake structures, and hence an increased wear resistance of the coating. In contrast, more homogenous coatings, free of pancakes, result with the concentrated electrolyte. The main phase in the coatings is t-ZrO2, with ?-Al2O3 also present in coatings formed in the latter electrolyte. The coatings formed in the concentrated electrolyte display a high wear resistance, even for thin coatings formed for short times, which is attributed to the relatively high alumina content of the coatings.

Yingliang Cheng; Jinhui Cao; Zhaomei Peng; Qun Wang; E. Matykina; P. Skeldon; G.E. Thompson

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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E-Print Network 3.0 - additive-free sulphamate-based electrolyte...  

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electrolytes reinforced by non... Composite electrolytes composed of a blend of polyethylene glycol diacrylate (PEGDA), poly... , the composite electrolyte has good integrity...

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E-Print Network 3.0 - aqueous solution effect Sample Search Results  

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, and solvent effects on solute structure and reactivity in aqueous and non-aqueous solvents and at complex... .g., as atomic par tial char ges. The SM8T model per mits...

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E-Print Network 3.0 - aqueous solutions effect Sample Search...  

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, and solvent effects on solute structure and reactivity in aqueous and non-aqueous solvents and at complex... .g., as atomic par tial char ges. The SM8T model per mits...

152

Macroscopic Modeling of Polymer-Electrolyte Membranes  

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in the fuel cell, b is the Tafel slope, U ? is the standardof species i / J mol ?1 = Tafel slope / V = interstitial

Weber, A.Z.; Newman, J.

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

153

Recovery of mercury from mercury compounds via electrolytic methods  

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A process for electrolytically recovering mercury from mercury compounds is provided. In one embodiment, Hg is recovered from Hg.sub.2 Cl.sub.2 employing as the electrolyte solution a mixture of HCl and H.sub.2 O. In another embodiment, Hg is electrolytically recovered from HgO wherein the electrolyte solution is comprised of glacial acetic acid and H.sub.2 O. Also provided is an apparatus for producing isotopically enriched mercury compounds in a reactor and then transporting the dissolved compounds into an electrolytic cell where mercury ions are electrolytically reduced and elemental mercury recovered from the mercury compounds.

Grossman, Mark W. (Belmont, MA); George, William A. (Rockport, MA)

1989-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

154

Recovery of mercury from mercury compounds via electrolytic methods  

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A process for electrolytically recovering mercury from mercury compounds is provided. In one embodiment, Hg is recovered from Hg[sub 2]Cl[sub 2] employing as the electrolyte solution a mixture of HCl and H[sub 2]O. In another embodiment, Hg is electrolytically recovered from HgO wherein the electrolyte solution is comprised of glacial acetic acid and H[sub 2]O. Also provided is an apparatus for producing isotopically enriched mercury compounds in a reactor and then transporting the dissolved compounds into an electrolytic cell where mercury ions are electrolytically reduced and elemental mercury recovered from the mercury compounds. 3 figures.

Grossman, M.W.; George, W.A.

1991-06-18T23:59:59.000Z

155

Recovery of mercury from mercury compounds via electrolytic methods  

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A process for electrolytically recovering mercury from mercury compounds is provided. In one embodiment, Hg is recovered from Hg.sub.2 Cl.sub.2 employing as the electrolyte solution a mixture of HCl and H.sub.2 O. In another embodiment, Hg is electrolytically recovered from HgO wherein the electrolyte solution is comprised of glacial acetic acid and H.sub.2 O. Also provided is an apparatus for producing isotopically enriched mercury compounds in a reactor and then transporting the dissolved compounds into an electrolytic cell where mercury ions are electrolytically reduced and elemental mercury recovered from the mercury compounds.

Grossman, Mark W. (Belmont, MA); George, William A. (Rockport, MA)

1988-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

156

Recovery of mercury from mercury compounds via electrolytic methods  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A process for electrolytically recovering mercury from mercury compounds is provided. In one embodiment, Hg is recovered from Hg.sub.2 Cl.sub.2 employing as the electrolyte solution a mixture of HCl and H.sub.2 O. In another embodiment, Hg is electrolytically recovered from HgO wherein the electrolyte solution is comprised of glacial acetic acid and H.sub.2 O. Also provided is an apparatus for producing isotopically enriched mercury compounds in a reactor and then transporting the dissolved compounds into an electrolytic cell where mercury ions are electrolytically reduced and elemental mercury recovered from the mercury compounds.

Grossman, Mark W. (Belmont, MA); George, William A. (Rockport, MA)

1991-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

157

Recovery of mercury from mercury compounds via electrolytic methods  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A process for electrolytically recovering mercury from mercury compounds is provided. In one embodiment, Hg is recovered from Hg[sub 2]Cl[sub 2] employing as the electrolyte solution a mixture of HCl and H[sub 2]O. In another embodiment, Hg is electrolytically recovered from HgO wherein the electrolyte solution is comprised of glacial acetic acid and H[sub 2]O. Also provided is an apparatus for producing isotopically enriched mercury compounds in a reactor and then transporting the dissolved compounds into an electrolytic cell where mercury ions are electrolytically reduced and elemental mercury recovered from the mercury compounds. 3 figs.

Grossman, M.W.; George, W.A.

1989-11-07T23:59:59.000Z

158

Solid electrolytes strengthened by metal dispersions  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

An improvement in solid electrolytes of advanced secondary batteries of the sodium-sulfur, sodium-halogen, and like combinations is achieved by providing said battery with a cermet electrolyte containing a metal dispersion ranging from 0.1 to 10.0 vol. % of a substantially nonreactive metal selected from the group consisting essentially of Pt, Cr, Fe, Co, Ni, Nb, their alloys, and their physical mixtures in the elemental or uncombined state, the remainder of said cermet being an ion-conductive ceramic material.

Lauf, R.J.; Morgan, C.S.

1981-10-05T23:59:59.000Z

159

Solid electrolytes strengthened by metal dispersions  

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An improvement in solid electrolytes of advanced secondary batteries of the sodium-sulfur, sodium-halogen, and like combinations is achieved by providing said battery with a cermet electrolyte containing a metal dispersion ranging from 0.1 to 10.0 vol. % of a substantially nonreactive metal selected from the group consisting essentially of Pt, Cr, Fe, Co, Ni, Nb, their alloys, and their physical mixtures in the elemental or uncombined state, the remainder of said cermet being an ion-conductive ceramic material.

Lauf, Robert J. (Oak Ridge, TN); Morgan, Chester S. (Oak Ridge, TN)

1983-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

160

Sandia National Laboratories: New Liquid Salt Electrolytes Could...  

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ClimateECEnergyNew Liquid Salt Electrolytes Could Lead to Cost-Effective Flow Batteries New Liquid Salt Electrolytes Could Lead to Cost-Effective Flow Batteries Sandia Tool...

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High Voltage Electrolytes for Li-ion Batteries | Department of...  

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Electrolytes for Li-ion Batteries High Voltage Electrolytes for Li-ion Batteries 2011 DOE Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Program, and Vehicle Technologies Program Annual Merit Review and...

162

Lithium-ion batteries having conformal solid electrolyte layers  

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Hybrid solid-liquid electrolyte lithium-ion battery devices are disclosed. Certain devices comprise anodes and cathodes conformally coated with an electron insulating and lithium ion conductive solid electrolyte layer.

Kim, Gi-Heon; Jung, Yoon Seok

2014-05-27T23:59:59.000Z

163

In situ chemical probing of the electrode-electrolyte interface...  

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chemical probing of the electrode-electrolyte interface by ToF-SIMS. In situ chemical probing of the electrode-electrolyte interface by ToF-SIMS. Abstract: A portable vacuum...

164

Microfluidic Hydrogen Fuel Cell with a Liquid Electrolyte  

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We report the design and characterization of a microfluidic hydrogen fuel cell with a flowing sulfuric acid solution instead of a Nafion membrane as the electrolyte. We studied the effect of cell resistance, hydrogen and oxygen flow rates, and electrolyte ...

Ranga S. Jayashree; Michael Mitchell; Dilip Natarajan; Larry J. Markoski; Paul J. A. Kenis

2007-05-19T23:59:59.000Z

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High Voltage Electrolytes for Li-ion Batteries | Department of...  

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in Support of 5 V Li-ion Chemistries Vehicle Technologies Office Merit Review 2014: Fluorinated Electrolyte for 5-V Li-Ion Chemistry High Voltage Electrolyte for Lithium Batteries...

166

Charge-Dependent Cavity Radii for an Accurate Dielectric Continuum Model of Solvation with Emphasis on Ions: Aqueous Solutes with Oxo, Hydroxo, Amino, Methyl, Chloro, Bromo and Fluoro Functionalities  

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Dielectric continuum solvation models are widely used because they are a computationally efficacious way to simulate equilibrium properties of solutes. With advances that allow for molecular-shaped cavities, they have reached a high level of accuracy, in particular for neutral solutes. However, benchmark tests show that existing schemes for defining cavities are unable to consistently predict accurately the effects of solvation on ions, especially anions. This work involves the further development of a protocol put forth earlier for defining the cavities of aqueous solutes, with resulting advances that are most striking for anions. Molecular cavities are defined as interlocked spheres around atoms or groups of atoms in the solute, but the sphere radii are determined by simple empirically-based expressions involving the effective atomic charges of the solute atoms (derived from molecular electrostatic potential) and base radii. Both of these terms are optimized for the different types of atoms or functional groups in a training set of neutral and charged solutes. Parameters in these expressions for radii were fitted by minimizing residuals between calculated and measured standard free energies of solvation (?Gs*), weighted by the uncertainty in the measured value. The calculations were performed using density functional theory with the B3LYP functional and the 6-311+G** basis set and the COnductor-like Screening MOdel (COSMO). The optimized radii definitions reproduce ?Gs* of neutral solutes and singly-charged ions in the training set to within experimental uncertainty and, more importantly, accurately predict ?Gs* of compounds outside the training set, in particular anions. Inherent to this approach, the cavity definitions reflect the strength of specific solute-water interactions. We surmise that this feature underlies the success of the model, referred to as the CD-COSMO model for Charge-Dependent (also Camaioni-Dupuis) COSMO model. These findings offer encouragement that we can keep extending this scheme to other functional groups and obtain better accuracy in using continuum solvation models to predict equilibrium properties of aqueous ionic solutes. The approach is illustrated for a number of test cases, including the determination of acidities of an amine base and a study of the tautomerization equilibrium of a zwitterionic molecule (glycine). The approach is also extended to calculating solvation energies of transition states toward a full characterization of reaction pathways in aqueous phase, here in SN2 exchange reactions. The calculated reactions barriers in aqueous solution are in excellent agreement with experimental values. This work was supported by the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Office of Basic Energy Sciences, Chemical Sciences program. The Pacific Northwest National Laboratory is operated by Battelle for DOE.

Ginovska, Bojana; Camaioni, Donald M.; Dupuis, Michel; Schwerdtfeger, Christine A.; Gilcrease, Quinn

2008-10-23T23:59:59.000Z

167

Protective interlayer for high temperature solid electrolyte electrochemical cells  

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A high temperature, solid electrolyte electrochemical cell is made, having a first and second electrode with solid electrolyte between them, where the electrolyte is formed by hot chemical vapor deposition, where a solid, interlayer material, which is electrically conductive, oxygen permeable, and protective of electrode material from hot metal halide vapor attack, is placed between the first electrode and the electrolyte, to protect the first electrode from the hot metal halide vapors during vapor deposition.

Isenberg, Arnold O. (Forest Hills Boro, PA); Ruka, Roswell J. (Churchill Boro, PA)

1986-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

168

Protective interlayer for high temperature solid electrolyte electrochemical cells  

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A high temperature, solid electrolyte electrochemical cell is made, having a first and second electrode with solid electrolyte between them, where the electrolyte is formed by hot chemical vapor deposition, where a solid, interlayer material, which is electrically conductive, oxygen permeable, and protective of electrode material from hot metal halide vapor attack, is placed between the first electrode and the electrolyte, to protect the first electrode from the hot metal halide vapors during vapor deposition.

Isenberg, Arnold O. (Forest Hills Boro, PA); Ruka, Roswell J. (Churchill Boro, PA); Zymboly, Gregory E. (Penn Hills Township, Allegheny County, PA)

1985-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

169

Protective interlayer for high temperature solid electrolyte electrochemical cells  

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A high temperature, solid electrolyte electrochemical cell is made, having a first and second electrode with solid electrolyte between them, where the electrolyte is formed by hot chemical vapor deposition, where a solid, interlayer material, which is electrically conductive, oxygen permeable, and protective of electrode material from hot metal halide vapor attack, is placed between the first electrode and the electrolyte, to protect the first electrode from the hot metal halide vapors during vapor deposition.

Isenberg, Arnold O. (Forest Hills Boro, PA); Ruka, Roswell J. (Churchill Boro, PA)

1987-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

170

Electrode electrolyte interlayers containing cerium oxide for electrochemical fuel cells  

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An electrochemical cell is made having a porous fuel electrode (16) and a porous air electrode (13), with solid oxide electrolyte (15) therebetween, where the air electrode surface opposing the electrolyte has a separate, attached, dense, continuous layer (14) of a material containing cerium oxide, and where electrolyte (16) contacts the continuous oxide layer (14), without contacting the air electrode (13).

Borglum, Brian P. (Edgewood, PA); Bessette, Norman F. (N. Huntingdon, PA)

2000-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

171

Computationally-guided Design of Polymer Electrolytes  

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of Polymer Electrolytes Global Significance While progress of sustainable energy- harvesting techniques is promising, tandem advancements in energy storage are required to maintain a stable energy supply be a valuable contribution to the emerging sustainable energy landscape. This project applies polymer physics

172

Fuel cell electrolyte membrane with basic polymer  

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The present invention is an electrolyte membrane comprising an acid and a basic polymer, where the acid is a low-volatile acid that is fluorinated and is either oligomeric or non-polymeric, and where the basic polymer is protonated by the acid and is stable to hydrolysis.

Larson, James M.; Pham, Phat T.; Frey, Matthew H.; Hamrock, Steven J.; Haugen, Gregory M.; Lamanna, William M.

2012-12-04T23:59:59.000Z

173

Continuous aqueous tritium monitor  

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An apparatus for a selective on-line determination of aqueous tritium concentration is disclosed. A moist air stream of the liquid solution being analyzed is passed through a permeation dryer where the tritium and moisture are selectively removed to a purge air stream. The purge air stream is then analyzed for tritium concentration, humidity, and temperature, which allows computation of liquid tritium concentration. 2 figs.

McManus, G.J.; Weesner, F.J.

1987-10-19T23:59:59.000Z

174

Atomistic insights into aqueous corrosion of copper.  

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Corrosion is a fundamental problem in electrochemistry and represents a mode of failure of technologically important materials. Understanding the basic mechanism of aqueous corrosion of metals such as Cu in presence of halide ions is hence essential. Using molecular dynamics simulations incorporating reactive force-field (ReaxFF), the interaction of copper substrates and chlorine under aqueous conditions has been investigated. These simulations incorporate effects of proton transfer in the aqueous media and are suitable for modeling the bond formation and bond breakage phenomenon that is associated with complex aqueous corrosion phenomena. Systematic investigation of the corrosion process has been carried out by simulating different chlorine concentration and solution states. The structural and morphological differences associated with metal dissolution in the presence of chloride ions are evaluated using dynamical correlation functions. The simulated atomic trajectories are used to analyze the charged states, molecular structure and ion density distribution which are utilized to understand the atomic scale mechanism of corrosion of copper substrates under aqueous conditions. Increased concentration of chlorine and higher ambient temperature were found to expedite the corrosion of copper. In order to study the effect of solution states on the corrosion resistance of Cu, partial fractions of proton or hydroxide in water were configured, and higher corrosion rate at partial fraction hydroxide environment was observed. When the Cl{sup -} concentration is low, oxygen or hydroxide ion adsorption onto Cu surface has been confirmed in partial fraction hydroxide environment. Our study provides new atomic scale insights into the early stages of aqueous corrosion of metals such as copper.

Jeon, B.; Sankaranarayanan, S. K. R. S.; van Duin, A. C. T.; Ramanathan, S. (Center for Nanoscale Materials); (Harvard Univ.); (Penn State Univ.)

2011-06-21T23:59:59.000Z

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Resistance and polarization losses in aqueous buffermembrane electrolytes for water-splitting photoelectrochemical cells  

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fuels.1 Renewable, carbon-neutral energy sources will be needed on the scale of terawatts to minimize be powered by several carbon-neutral energy sources including photovoltaic (PV)- coupled electrolyzers.2 that efficient photoelectrochemical cells (PECs) might be constructed from terrestrially abundant materials

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Mixed reactant single chamber fuel cell, using products generated from the electrolysis of an aqueous electrolyte.  

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??A Mixed Reactant Single Chamber (MRSC) Fuel Cell is a relatively recent concept in the field of fuel cell engineering originally developed in the late… (more)

Jost, William C.

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Electrodeposition of Crystalline GaAs on Liquid Gallium Electrodes in Aqueous Electrolytes  

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Crystalline gallium arsenide (c-GaAs) possesses many desirable optoelectronic properties suited for solar energy conversion,(1) light and radiation detection,(2) chemical sensing,(3) lighting,(4) and high speed electronics. ... In contrast to conflicting previous reports on the electrodeposition of GaAs,(17, 18) we posit that c-GaAs(s) can be synthesized predictably through the electrodeposition of As from dissolved As2O3 specifically on a Ga(l) electrode at modest temperatures in water. ... Specifically, for any binary system composed of a solid dissolving into a liquid, the rate of dissolution of the solid into the liquid phase is given by eq 5:(60)(5)where kdiss is the dissolution rate constant, s is the surface area of the solid in contact with the liquid, V is the volume of the liquid, Csat is the solubility of the solid in the liquid, and Cdiss is the concentration of the dissolved solid in the bulk of the liquid phase. ...

Eli Fahrenkrug; Junsi Gu; Stephen Maldonado

2012-12-24T23:59:59.000Z

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Neutron activation analysis applied to perspiration electrolytes  

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) Member) (Eieisber) (Hie isbn r ) (Nc, . ib": ) J iniar ! Vl R P 3STR-'. CT Neutron ';ctivatior. Imalysis iipplied to Perspiration Electrolytes. (January 1969) Robert C. N Andrew:, B. S. , Norcester Poly' echnic Institut Directed by: Dr. James B... dlX II1 last Neutron Act ivsticn Cross-Eec!iona - - - 73 J Igf 0F TABL? S TABLE 1 TABLE 2 TABLE 3 TABLE 6! Nuclear Properties of Pertinent Elec!eats - - 6 Sodium Reactions Interfering Reactions - - - - - - ~ - - - - 13 Sodium Concentrations...

McAndrew, Robert Gavin

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

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Proton Conductivity Studies on Biopolymer Electrolytes  

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Proton conducting solid biopolymer electrolyte membranes consisting of methyl cellulose (MC) and different wt.% of ammonium nitrate (NH{sub 4}NO{sub 3}) were prepared by solution cast technique. Impedance spectroscopy was carried out to study electrical characteristics of bulk materials. The ionic conductivity of the prepared samples was calculated using the bulk resistance (R{sub b}) obtained from impedance spectroscopy plot. The highest ionic conductivity obtained was 1.17x10{sup -4} Scm{sup -1} for the sample with composition ratio of MC(50): NH{sub 4}NO{sub 3}(50). To enhance the ionic conductivity, propylene carbonate (PC) and ethylene carbonate (EC) plasticizers were introduced. It was found that the ionic conductivity of polymer electrolyte membranes increased with the increase in plasticizers concentration. The ionic conductivities of solid polymer electrolytes based on MC-NH{sub 4}NO{sub 3}-PC was enhanced up to 4.91x10{sup -3} Scm{sup -1} while for the MC-NH{sub 4}NO{sub 3}-EC system, the highest conductivity was 1.74x10{sup -2} Scm{sup -1}. The addition of more plasticizer however decreases in mechanical stability of the membranes.

Harun, N. I.; Sabri, N. S.; Rosli, N. H. A.; Taib, M. F. M.; Saaid, S. I. Y.; Kudin, T. I. T. [Faculty of Applied Sciences, Universiti Teknologi MARA, 40450 Shah Alam, Selangor (Malaysia); Ali, A. M. M.; Yahya, M. Z. A. [Faculty of Applied Sciences, Universiti Teknologi MARA, 40450 Shah Alam, Selangor (Malaysia); Institute of Science, Universiti Teknologi MARA, 40450 Shah Alam, Selangor (Malaysia)

2010-07-07T23:59:59.000Z

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Electrolytic method to make alkali alcoholates using ion conducting alkali electrolyte/separator  

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Alkali alcoholates, also called alkali alkoxides, are produced from alkali metal salt solutions and alcohol using a three-compartment electrolytic cell. The electrolytic cell includes an anolyte compartment configured with an anode, a buffer compartment, and a catholyte compartment configured with a cathode. An alkali ion conducting solid electrolyte configured to selectively transport alkali ions is positioned between the anolyte compartment and the buffer compartment. An alkali ion permeable separator is positioned between the buffer compartment and the catholyte compartment. The catholyte solution may include an alkali alcoholate and alcohol. The anolyte solution may include at least one alkali salt. The buffer compartment solution may include a soluble alkali salt and an alkali alcoholate in alcohol.

Joshi, Ashok V. (Salt Lake City, UT); Balagopal, Shekar (Sandy, UT); Pendelton, Justin (Salt Lake City, UT)

2011-12-13T23:59:59.000Z

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181

Electrolyte matrix in a molten carbonate fuel cell stack  

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A fuel cell stack is disclosed with modified electrolyte matrices for limiting the electrolytic pumping and electrolyte migration along the stack external surfaces. Each of the matrices includes marginal portions at the stack face of substantially greater pore size than that of the central body of the matrix. Consequently, these marginal portions have insufficient electrolyte fill to support pumping or wicking of electrolyte from the center of the stack of the face surfaces in contact with the vertical seals. Various configurations of the marginal portions include a complete perimeter, opposite edge portions corresponding to the air plenums and tab size portions corresponding to the manifold seal locations. These margins will substantially limit the migration of electrolyte to and along the porous manifold seals during operation of the electrochemical cell stack. 6 figs.

Reiser, C.A.; Maricle, D.L.

1987-04-21T23:59:59.000Z

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Electrolyte matrix in a molten carbonate fuel cell stack  

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A fuel cell stack is disclosed with modified electrolyte matrices for limiting the electrolytic pumping and electrolyte migration along the stack external surfaces. Each of the matrices includes marginal portions at the stack face of substantially greater pore size than that of the central body of the matrix. Consequently, these marginal portions have insufficient electrolyte fill to support pumping or wicking of electrolyte from the center of the stack of the face surfaces in contact with the vertical seals. Various configurations of the marginal portions include a complete perimeter, opposite edge portions corresponding to the air plenums and tab size portions corresponding to the manifold seal locations. These margins will substantially limit the migration of electrolyte to and along the porous manifold seals during operation of the electrochemical cell stack.

Reiser, Carl A. (Glastonbury, CT); Maricle, Donald L. (Glastonbury, CT)

1987-04-21T23:59:59.000Z

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STABLE HIGH CONDUCTIVITY BILAYERED ELECTROLYTES FOR LOW TEMPERATURE SOLID OXIDE FUEL CELLS  

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A bilayer electrolyte consisting of acceptor-doped ceria (on the fuel/reducing side) and cubic-stabilized bismuth oxide (on the oxidizing side) was developed. The bilayer electrolyte that was developed showed significant improvement in open-circuit potential versus a typical ceria based SOFC. Moreover, the OCP of the bilayer cells increased as the thickness of the bismuth oxide layer increased relative to the ceria layer. Thereby, verifying the bilayer concept. Although, because of the absence of a suitable cathode (a problem we are still working assiduously to solve), we were unable to obtain power density curves, our modeling work predicts a reduction in electrolyte area specific resistance of two orders of magnitude over cubic-stabilized zirconia and projects a maximum power density of 9 W/m{sup 2} at 800 C and 0.09 W/m{sup 2} at 500 C. Towards the development of the bilayer electrolyte other significant strides were made. Among these were, first, the development of a, bismuth oxide based, oxide ion conductor with the highest conductivity (0.56 S/cm at 800 C and 0.043 S/cm at 500 C) known to date. Second, a physical model of the defect transport mechanisms and the driving forces for the ordering phenomena in bismuth oxide and other fluorite systems was developed. Third, a model for point defect transport in oxide mixed ionic-electronic conductors was developed, without the typical assumption of a uniform distribution of ions and including the effect of variable loads on the transport properties of an SOFC (with either a single or bilayer electrolyte).

Eric D. Wachsman; Keith L. Duncan

2002-09-30T23:59:59.000Z

184

Polymer-electrolyte membrane, electrochemical fuel cell, and related method  

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A polymer-electrolyte membrane is presented. The polymer-electrolyte membrane comprises an acid-functional polymer, and an additive incorporated in at least a portion of the membrane. The additive comprises a fluorinated cycloaliphatic additive, a hydrophobic cycloaliphatic additive, or combinations thereof, wherein the additive has a boiling point greater than about 120.degree. C. An electrochemical fuel cell including the polymer-electrolyte membrane, and a related method, are also presented.

Krishnan, Lakshmi; Yeager, Gary William; Soloveichik, Grigorii Lev

2014-12-09T23:59:59.000Z

185

Elaboration and Characterization of a Free Standing LiSICON Membrane for Aqueous Lithium-Air Battery  

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: Metal-air battery, Lithium anode, Li2O - Al2O3 - TiO2 - P2O5 system, LiPON, Solid electrolyte 1. Introduction Metal-air batteries are based on the use of a metal negative electrode in combination-sur-Loing, France Abstract In order to develop a LISICON separator for an aqueous lithium-air battery, a thin

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

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Hydrogen Production by Polymer Electrolyte Membrane (PEM)Electrolysis...  

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on Giner and Proton Presentation slides and speaker biographies from the DOE Fuel Cell Technologies Office webinar "Hydrogen Production by Polymer Electrolyte Membrane...

187

Protection of Li Anodes Using Dual Phase Electrolytes  

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cells with high energy anode and dual-phase electrolyte systems Partners BASF SE, Germany * Development of Li-S battery materials 3 Relevance. Project Objectives. * Develop a...

188

Long-Living Polymer Electrolytes | Department of Energy  

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More Documents & Publications Composite Electrolyte to Stabilize Metallic Lithium Anodes CarbonSulfur Nanocomposites and Additives for High-Energy Lithium Sulfur...

189

Autogenous electrolyte, non-pyrolytically produced solid capacitor structure  

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A solid electrolytic capacitor having a solid electrolyte comprising manganese dioxide dispersed in an aromatic polyamide capable of further cure to form polyimide linkages, the solid electrolyte being disposed between a first electrode made of valve metal covered by an anodic oxide film and a second electrode opposite the first electrode. The electrolyte autogenously produces water, oxygen, and hydroxyl groups which act as healing substances and is not itself produced pyrolytically. Reduction of the manganese dioxide and the water molecules released by formation of imide linkages result in substantially improved self-healing of anodic dielectric layer defects.

Sharp, Donald J. (Albuquerque, NM); Armstrong, Pamela S. (Abingdon, MD); Panitz, Janda Kirk G. (Edgewood, NM)

1998-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Autogenous electrolyte, non-pyrolytically produced solid capacitor structure  

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A solid electrolytic capacitor is described having a solid electrolyte comprising manganese dioxide dispersed in an aromatic polyamide capable of further cure to form polyimide linkages, the solid electrolyte being disposed between a first electrode made of valve metal covered by an anodic oxide film and a second electrode opposite the first electrode. The electrolyte autogenously produces water, oxygen, and hydroxyl groups which act as healing substances and is not itself produced pyrolytically. Reduction of the manganese dioxide and the water molecules released by formation of imide linkages result in substantially improved self-healing of anodic dielectric layer defects. 2 figs.

Sharp, D.J.; Armstrong, P.S.; Panitz, J.K.G.

1998-03-17T23:59:59.000Z

191

Electrolyte materials containing highly dissociated metal ion salts  

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The present invention relates to metal ion salts which can be used in electrolytes for producing electrochemical devices, including both primary and secondary batteries, photoelectrochemical cells and electrochromic displays. The salts have a low energy of dissociation and may be dissolved in a suitable polymer to produce a polymer solid electrolyte or in a polar aprotic liquid solvent to produce a liquid electrolyte. The anion of the salts may be covalently attached to polymer backbones to produce polymer solid electrolytes with exclusive cation conductivity.

Lee, Hung-Sui (East Setauket, NY); Geng, Lin (Coram, NY); Skotheim, Terje A. (Shoreham, NY)

1996-07-23T23:59:59.000Z

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Electrolyte materials containing highly dissociated metal ion salts  

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The present invention relates to metal ion salts which can be used in electrolytes for producing electrochemical devices, including both primary and secondary batteries, photoelectrochemical cells and electrochromic displays. The salts have a low energy of dissociation and may be dissolved in a suitable polymer to produce a polymer solid electrolyte or in a polar aprotic liquid solvent to produce a liquid electrolyte. The anion of the salts may be covalently attached to polymer backbones to produce polymer solid electrolytes with exclusive cation conductivity. 2 figs.

Lee, H.S.; Geng, L.; Skotheim, T.A.

1996-07-23T23:59:59.000Z

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NETL SOFC: Anode-Electrolyte-Cathode (AEC) Development  

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Program Plan Project Portfolio Project Information Systems Analysis Publications Anode-Electrolyte-Cathode (AEC) Development-This key technology focuses on improving...

194

Nanoscale Thin Film Electrolytes for Clean Energy Applications...  

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systems can be used as electrolytes to develop solid oxide fuel cells for clean energy production and to prevent air pollution by developing efficient, reliable oxygen sensors....

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Linking Ion Solvation and Lithium Battery Electrolyte Properties...  

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Electrolyte Properties 2010 DOE Vehicle Technologies and Hydrogen Programs Annual Merit Review and Peer Evaluation Meeting, June 7-11, 2010 -- Washington D.C....

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Electrolytes - R&D for Advanced Lithium Batteries. Interfacial...  

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* Marshal Smart (JPLABR), Brett Lucht (URI) - New Electrolyte evaluation. * DOE Fuel Cell Technologies Program - New polyelectrolyte material synthesis and Applied Science...

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Polymer Electrolytes for High Energy Density Lithium Batteries  

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Electrolyte Channels 10 nm For ion conduction Li cathode Hard matrix For mechanical support Dendrite (1 m) Decouple the mechanical and electrical properties...

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Sandia National Laboratories: lithium-ion-based solid electrolyte...  

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lithium-ion-based solid electrolyte battery Sandia Labs, Front Edge Technology, Inc., Pacific Northwest National Lab, Univ. of California-Los Angeles: Micro Power Source On March...

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Molecular dynamics simulation and ab intio studies of electrolytes...  

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intio studies of electrolytes and electrolyteelectrode interfaces Grant D. Smith and Oleg Borodin University of Utah May 11, 2011 This presentation does not contain any...

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Development of Electrolytes for Lithium-ion Batteries  

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Battaglia & J. Kerr (LBNL) * M. Payne (Novolyte) * F. Puglia & B. Ravdel (Yardney) * G. Smith & O. Borodin (U. Utah) 3 3 Develop novel electrolytes for lithium ion batteries that...

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201

Summary of Electrolytic Hydrogen Production: Milestone Completion Report  

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This report provides an overview of the current state of electrolytic hydrogen production techonologies and an economic analysis of the processes and systems available as of December 2003.

202

Development of Electrolytes for Lithium-ion Batteries  

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goals. * Develop understanding of the mechanism of improved capacity retention for Si nano- particle electrodes in the presence of electrolyte additives FEC andor VC. * Conduct...

203

High Voltage Electrolytes for Li-ion Batteries  

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* Funding for FY12 * 250K Timeline Budget Barriers * Argonne National Laboratory * Saft Batteries * U of Texas, Austin * U of Utah * U of Maryland Partners * SOA electrolytes...

204

Electrolytes at Solid-Water Interfaces: Theoretical Studies for Practical Applications  

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The goal of this research program was to determine how a solid substrate affects structure and dynamics of aqueous electrolyte solutions. From fundamental observations, we seek to improve practical applications. Of particular interest at the project inset were carbon nanotube separation, electric double layer capacitors, and water desalination. As time progresses, we became interested in sub-surface water transport and fate, and in hydraulic fracturing. We employed an arsenal of techniques based on atomistic molecular dynamics simulations. We validated our methods using experimental data, to propose practical improvements. Some experiments were conducted in house. We established valuable collaborations with experienced scientists at National Laboratories to provide information not attainable with our in-house resources.

Striolo, Alberto

2013-09-23T23:59:59.000Z

205

Application of Buckmaster Electrolyte Ion Leakage Test to Woody Biofuel Feedstocks  

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In an earlier ASABE paper, Buckmaster reported that ion conductivity of biomass leachate in aqueous solution was directly correlated with activity access to plant nutrients within the biomass materials for subsequent biological or chemical processing. The Buckmaster test involves placing a sample of the particles in a beaker of constant-temperature deionized water and monitoring the change in electrical conductivity over time. We adapted the Buckmaster method to a range of woody biomass and other cellulosic bioenergy feedstocks. Our experimental results suggest differences of electrolyte leakage between differently processed woody biomass particles may be an indicator of their utility for conversion in bioenergy processes. This simple assay appears to be particularly useful to compare different biomass comminution techniques and particle sizes for biochemical preprocessing.

Broderick, Thomas F [Forest Concepts, LLC; Dooley, James H [Forest Concepts, LLC

2014-08-28T23:59:59.000Z

206

Method of preparing a sintered lithium aluminate structure for containing electrolyte  

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A porous sintered tile is formed of lithium aluminate for retaining molten lectrolyte within a fuel cell. The tile is prepared by reacting lithium hydroxide in aqueous solution with alumina particles to form beta lithium aluminate particles. The slurry is evaporated to dryness and the solids dehydrated to form a beta lithium aluminate powder. The powder is compacted into the desired shape and sintered at a temperature in excess of 1200 K. but less than 1900 K. to form a porous integral structure that is subsequently filled with molten electrolyte. A tile of this type is intended for use in containing molten alkali metal carbonates as electolyte for use in a fuel cell having porous metal or metal oxide electrodes for burning a fuel gas such as hydrogen and/or carbon monoxide with an oxidant gas containing oxygen.

Sim, James W. (Evergreen Park, IL); Kinoshita, Kimio (Cupertino, CA)

1981-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

207

SISGR: Linking Ion Solvation and Lithium Battery Electrolyte Properties  

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The solvation and phase behavior of the model battery electrolyte salt lithium trifluoromethanesulfonate (LiCF3SO3) in commonly used organic solvents; ethylene carbonate (EC), gamma-butyrolactone (GBL), and propylene carbonate (PC) was explored. Data from differential scanning calorimetry (DSC), Raman spectroscopy, and X-ray diffraction were correlated to provide insight into the solvation states present within a sample mixture. Data from DSC analyses allowed the construction of phase diagrams for each solvent system. Raman spectroscopy enabled the determination of specific solvation states present within a solvent-Ă?Â?Ă?Â?salt mixture, and X-ray diffraction data provided exact information concerning the structure of a solvates that could be isolated Thermal analysis of the various solvent-salt mixtures revealed the phase behavior of the model electrolytes was strongly dependent on solvent symmetry. The point groups of the solvents were (in order from high to low symmetry): C2V for EC, CS for GBL, and C1 for PC(R). The low symmetry solvents exhibited a crystallinity gap that increased as solvent symmetry decreased; no gap was observed for EC-LiTf, while a crystallinity gap was observed spanning 0.15 to 0.3 mole fraction for GBL-LiTf, and 0.1 to 0.33 mole fraction for PC(R)-LiTf mixtures. Raman analysis demonstrated the dominance of aggregated species in almost all solvent compositions. The AGG and CIP solvates represent the majority of the species in solutions for the more concentrated mixtures, and only in very dilute compositions does the SSIP solvate exist in significant amounts. Thus, the poor charge transport characteristics of CIP and AGG account for the low conductivity and transport properties of LiTf and explain why is a poor choice as a source of Li+ ions in a Li-ion battery.

Trulove, Paul C; Foley, Matthew P

2013-03-14T23:59:59.000Z

208

Composite Polymer Electrolytes Based on Poly(ethylene glycol) and Hydrophobic Fumed Silica: Dynamic  

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utilized in electrolyte processing. Introduction Rechargeable lithium batteries employing solid elec electrolytes based on poly(ethylene oxide) (PEO).1 Solid polymer electrolytes can potentially eliminate battery* Department of Chemical Engineering, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, North Carolina 27695

Raghavan, Srinivasa

209

Aqueous Solutions and Neutron Scattering  

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The application of neutron diffraction techniques to aqueous solutions is described, and a framework involving the use of isotopic substitution is set up to illustrate the scope of the method. Specific applications described include a study of glassy ...

G. W. Neilson; J. E. Enderby

1996-01-25T23:59:59.000Z

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Non-Aqueous Battery Systems  

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...0 V. Practical non-aqueous batteries have energies extending from 100...electric watches to 20 kWh secondary batteries being developed for vehicle traction...10 years, to a military lithium thermal battery delivering all of its energy in...

1996-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Method of preparing thin film polymeric gel electrolytes  

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Novel hybrid thin film electrolyte, based on an organonitrile solvent system, which are compositionally stable, environmentally safe, can be produced efficiently in large quantity and which, because of their high conductivities .apprxeq.10.sup.-3 .OMEGA..sup.-1 cm.sup.-1 are useful as electrolytes for rechargeable lithium batteries.

Derzon, Dora K. (Albuquerque, NM); Arnold, Jr., Charles (Albuquerque, NM)

1997-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Solid electrolytes for battery applications a theoretical perspective a  

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solid state batteries at the present time. · Several companies are involved in all solids state batterySolid electrolytes for battery applications ­ a theoretical perspective a Natalie Holzwarth ion batteries Solid electrolytes Advantages 1. Excellent chemical and physical stability. 2. Perform

Holzwarth, Natalie

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Membrane processes relevant for the polymer electrolyte fuel cell  

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Membrane processes relevant for the polymer electrolyte fuel cell Aleksander Kolstad Chemical. The important aspects concerning the Polymer Electrolyte Membrane Fuel Cell, more commonly known as Proton Exchange Membrane Fuel Cell (PEMFC), have been studied in two separate parts. Part 1 of the thesis

Kjelstrup, Signe

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Electrolytic production of neodymium without perfluorinated carbon compounds on the offgases  

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A method of producing neodymium in an electrolytic cell without formation of perfluorinated carbon gases (PFCs), the method comprising the steps of providing an electrolyte in the electrolytic cell and providing an anode in an anode region of the electrolyte and providing a cathode in a cathode region of the electrolytic cell. Dissolving an oxygen-containing neodymium compound in the electrolyte in the anode region and maintaining a more intense electrolyte circulation in the anode region than in the cathode region. Passing an electrolytic current between said anode and said cathode and depositing neodymium metal at the cathode, preventing the formation of perfluorinated carbon gases by limiting anode over voltage.

Keller, Rudolf (Export, PA); Larimer, Kirk T. (Pittsburgh, PA)

1998-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Preparation of ceramic matrix and alumina fiber composites for use as solid electrolytes  

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A process for making solid electrolytes using a fibrous stabilizing dispersed second phase for enhanced conductivity of the electrolyte after deformation and annealing. 1 tab.

Dudney, N.J.

1987-04-30T23:59:59.000Z

216

PREPARATION AND CHARACTERIZATION OF SOLID ELECTROLYTES: FUEL CELL APPLICATIONS  

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The intent of this project with Federal Energy Technology Center (FETC)/Morgantown Energy Technology Center (METC) is to develop research infrastructure conductive to Fuel Cell research at Southern University and A and M College, Baton Route. A state of the art research laboratory (James Hall No.123 and No.114) for energy conversion and storage devices was developed during this project duration. The Solid State Ionics laboratory is now fully equipped with materials research instruments: Arbin Battery Cycling and testing (8 channel) unit, Electrochemical Analyzer (EG and G PAR Model 273 and Solartron AC impedance analyzer), Fuel Cell test station (Globe Tech), Differential Scanning Calorimeter (DSC-10), Thermogravimetric Analyzer (TGA), Scanning Tunneling Microscope (STM), UV-VIS-NIR Absorption Spectrometer, Fluorescence Spectrometer, FT-IR Spectrometer, Extended X-ray Absorption Fine Structure (EXAFS) measurement capability at Center for Advanced Microstructure and Devices (CAMD- a multimillion dollar DOE facility), Glove Box, gas hood chamber, high temperature furnaces, hydraulic press and several high performance computers. IN particular, a high temperature furnace (Thermodyne 6000 furnace) and a high temperature oven were acquired through this project funds. The PI Dr. R Bobba has acquired additional funds from federal agencies include NSF-Academic Research Infrastructure program and other DOE sites. They have extensively used the multimillion dollar DOE facility ''Center'' for Advanced Microstructures and Devices (CAMD) for electrochemical research. The students were heavily involved in the experimental EXAFS measurements and made use of their DCM beamline for EXAFS research. The primary objective was to provide hands on experience to the selected African American undergraduate and graduate students in experimental energy research.The goal was to develop research skills and involve them in the Preparation and Characterization of Solid Electrolytes. Ionically conducting solid electrolytes are successfully used for battery, fuel cell and sensor applications.

Rambabu Bobba; Josef Hormes; T. Wang; Jaymes A. Baker; Donald G. Prier; Tommy Rockwood; Dinesha Hawkins; Saleem Hasan; V. Rayanki

1997-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Processing and mechanical properties of silicon nitride formed by robocasting aqueous slurries  

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Robocasting is a new freeform fabrication technique for dense ceramics. It uses robotics to control deposition of ceramic slurries through an orifice. The optimization of concentrated aqueous Si{sub 3}N{sub 4} slurry properties to achieve high green density robocast bodies and subsequent high sintered densities was investigated. The effects of pH, electrolyte, additives and solids loading on the dispersion and rheological properties of Si{sub 3}N{sub 4} slurries were determined. The mechanical behavior of sintered robocast bars was determined and compared to conventionally produced silicon nitride ceramics.

HE,GUOPING; HIRSCHFELD,DEIDRE A.; CESARANO III,JOSEPH

2000-01-26T23:59:59.000Z

218

Electrolyte matrix for molten carbonate fuel cells  

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A matrix is described for a carbonate electrolyte including a support material and an additive constituent having a relatively low melting temperature and a relatively high coefficient of thermal expansion. The additive constituent is from 3 to 45 weight percent of the matrix and is formed from raw particles whose diameter is in a range of 0.1 {micro}m to 20 {micro}m and whose aspect ratio is in a range of 1 to 50. High energy intensive milling is used to mix the support material and additive constituent during matrix formation. Also disclosed is the use of a further additive constituent comprising an alkaline earth containing material. The further additive is mixed with the support material using high energy intensive milling. 5 figs.

Huang, C.M.; Yuh, C.Y.

1999-02-09T23:59:59.000Z

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Electrolytic Enrichment of Tritium with Solid Polymer Electrolyte for Application to Environmental Measurements  

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We evaluated electrolytic separation factors of hydrogen isotopes by SPE (Solid Polymer Electrolyte) for application to environmental tritium analysis. The apparent separation factors {alpha}{sub a} for deuterium and {beta}{sub a} for tritium were determined as 3.5 {+-} 0.1 and 6.2 {+-} 0.5, respectively. The tritium enrichment of 8.4 times was achieved, when a 1000 ml of sample water was electrolyzed to about 60 ml. The chemical composition changes before and after the electrolysis were examined, showing an increase in H{sup +} and Na{sup +} concentrations and a decrease in Mg{sup 2+} and Ca{sup 2+}concentrations. F{sup -}, which was not contained in the sample water, was detected after electrolysis accompanying with a reduction of SO{sub 4}{sup 2-}, Cl{sup -} and NO{sub 3}{sup -}. The memory of tritium and ions in the electrolysis cell after electrolysis was possible to be eliminated by washings with de-ionized water. Tritium concentrations of rain at Kumamoto, Japan were determined with a combination of the present electrolytic enrichment system and liquid scintillation counting.

Momoshima, Noriyuki; Nagao, Yusaku; Toyoshima, Takahiro [Kumamoto University (Japan)

2005-07-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Ultrafast laser induced breakdown spectroscopy of electrode/electrolyte  

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Ultrafast laser induced breakdown spectroscopy of electrode/electrolyte Ultrafast laser induced breakdown spectroscopy of electrode/electrolyte interfaces Title Ultrafast laser induced breakdown spectroscopy of electrode/electrolyte interfaces Publication Type Journal Article Year of Publication 2012 Authors Zormpa, Vasileia, Jaroslaw Syzdek, Xianglei Mao, Richard E. Russo, and Robert Kostecki Journal Applied Physics Letters Volume 100 Issue 23 Date Published 05-2012 ISSN 0003-6951 Keywords electrochemical electrodes, graphite, high-speed optical techniques, laser beam effects, organic compounds, pyrolysis, solid electrolytes Abstract Direct chemical analysis of electrode/electrolyte interfaces can provide critical information on surface phenomena that define and control the performance of Li-based battery systems. In this work, we introduce the use of ex situ femtosecond laser induced breakdown spectroscopy to probe compositional variations within the solid electrolyte interphase (SEI) layer. Nanometer-scale depth resolution was achieved for elemental and molecular depth profiling of SEI layers formed on highly oriented pyrolytic graphite electrodes in an organic carbonate-based electrolyte. This work demonstrates the unique ability of ultrafast laser spectroscopy as a highly versatile, light element-sensitive technique for direct chemical analysis of interfacial layers in electrochemical energy storage systems.

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221

Effects of O vacancies and N or Si substitutions on Li+ migration in Li3PO4 electrolytes  

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Effects of O vacancies and N or Si substitutions on Li+ migration in Li3PO4 electrolytes from first constructed realistic models of various types of isolated defects in crystalline Li3PO4 involving O vacancies on the production and migration of mobile Li ions. We find that mobile Li-ion vacancies are stabilized by removing

Holzwarth, Natalie

222

Lithium sulfide compositions for battery electrolyte and battery electrode coatings  

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Method of forming lithium-containing electrolytes are provided using wet chemical synthesis. In some examples, the lithium containing electrolytes are composed of .beta.-Li.sub.3PS.sub.4 or Li.sub.4P.sub.2S.sub.7. The solid electrolyte may be a core shell material. In one embodiment, the core shell material includes a core of lithium sulfide (Li.sub.2S), a first shell of .beta.-Li.sub.3PS.sub.4 or Li.sub.4P.sub.2S.sub.7, and a second shell including one of .beta.-Li.sub.3PS.sub.4 or Li.sub.4P.sub.2S.sub.7 and carbon. The lithium containing electrolytes may be incorporated into wet cell batteries or solid state batteries.

Liang, Chengdu; Liu, Zengcai; Fu, Wujun; Lin, Zhan; Dudney, Nancy J; Howe, Jane Y; Rondinone, Adam J

2014-10-28T23:59:59.000Z

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Novel Electrolyte Enables Stable Graphite Anodes in Lithium Ion...  

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(1) A194-A200 (2014). (1,716 KB) Technology Marketing Summary Berkeley Lab researchers led by Gao Liu have developed an improved lithium ion battery electrolyte containing a...

224

Simulating Nonuniform Properties in Polymer-Electrolyte Fuel Cells  

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IN POLYMER-ELECTROLYTE FUEL CELLS A. Z. Weber and J. Newmanvapor flow throughout all of the fuel-cell sandwich layers,of the membrane thickness in fuel-cell water management. The

Weber, A.Z.; Newman, J.

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

225

Solid-state Graft Copolymer Electrolytes for Lithium Battery Applications  

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Battery safety has been a very important research area over the past decade. Commercially available lithium ion batteries employ low flash point (<80 °C), flammable, and volatile organic electrolytes. These organic based ...

Hu, Qichao

226

Nonflammable perfluoropolyether-based electrolytes for lithium batteries  

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...to power zero-emission electric vehicles, but they currently are gaining traction as backup power in aircraft and smart grid applications (3, 4). The electrolyte used in these batteries, however, hinders their use in large-scale applications...

Dominica H. C. Wong; Jacob L. Thelen; Yanbao Fu; Didier Devaux; Ashish A. Pandya; Vincent S. Battaglia; Nitash P. Balsara; Joseph M. DeSimone

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

227

High temperature solid electrolyte fuel cell configurations and interconnections  

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High temperature fuel cell configurations and interconnections are made including annular cells having a solid electrolyte sandwiched between thin film electrodes. The cells are electrically interconnected along an elongated axial outer surface.

Isenberg, Arnold O. (Forest Hills, PA)

1984-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

228

Success Stories: Solid Electrolyte Lithium Ion Batteries - Seeo, Inc.  

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Solid Electrolyte May Usher in a New Generation of Solid Electrolyte May Usher in a New Generation of Rechargeable Lithium Batteries For Vehicles With sky rocketing gasoline prices and exploding laptops, there could not have been a better time for a new rechargeable battery breakthrough. Enter Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory's (LBNL) nanostructured polymer electrolyte (NPE). NPE is a solid electrolyte designed for use in rechargeable lithium batteries. The unique material was developed by LBNL researchers Nitash Balsara, Hany Eitouni, Enrique Gomez, and Mohit Singh and licensed to startup company Seeo Inc. in 2007. With solid financial backing from Khosla Ventures, located in Menlo Park, California, and an impressive scientific team recruited from LBNL, University of California, Berkeley, and the battery industry, Seeo is now

229

Non-aqueous solution preparation of doped and undoped Li{sub x}Mn{sub y}O{sub z}  

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A method is described for generation of phase-pure doped and undoped Li{sub x}Mn{sub y}O{sub z} precursors. The method of this invention uses organic solutions instead of aqueous solutions or nonsolution ball milling of dry powders to produce phase-pure precursors. These precursors can be used as cathodes for lithium-polymer electrolyte batteries. Dopants may be homogeneously incorporated to alter the characteristics of the powder. 1 fig.

Boyle, T.J.; Voigt, J.A.

1997-05-20T23:59:59.000Z

230

Effects of Nonaqueous Electrolytes on Primary Li-Air Batteries  

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The effects of nonaqueous electrolytes on the performance of primary Li-air batteries operated in dry air environment have been investigated. Organic solvents with low volatility and low moisture absorption are necessary to minimize the change of electrolyte compositions and the reaction between Li anode and water during the discharge process. The polarity of aprotic solvents outweighs the viscosity, ion conductivity and oxygen solubility on the performance of Li-air batteries once these latter properties attain certain reasonable level, because the solvent polarity significantly affects the number of tri-phase regions formed by oxygen, electrolyte, and active carbons (with catalyst) in the air electrode. The most feasible electrolyte formulation is the system of LiTFSI in PC/EC mixtures, whose performance is relatively insensitive to PC/EC ratio and salt concentration. The quantity of such electrolyte added to a Li-air cell has notably effects on the discharge performance of the Li-air battery as well, and a maximum in capacity is observed as a function of electrolyte amount. The coordination effect from the additives or co-solvents [tris(pentafluorophenyl)borane and crown ethers in this study] also greatly affects the discharge performance of a Li-air battery.

Xu, Wu; Xiao, Jie; Wang, Deyu; Zhang, Jian; Zhang, Jiguang

2010-06-14T23:59:59.000Z

231

Dynamical Fluctuating Charge Force Fields: The Aqueous Solvation of Amides  

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on the environment, is a convenient model for treating all of these effects: conformational changes, functional group/mol.3 The free energy difference between the two conformers in water,4,5 given by nuclear magnetic to the environment, is applied to the aqueous solvation of acetamide and trans- and cis- N-methylacetamide (NMA). Two

Berne, Bruce J.

232

Capillary, wettability and interfacial dynamics in polymer electrolyte fuel cells  

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In the present scenario of a global initiative toward a sustainable energy future, the polymer electrolyte fuel cell (PEFC) has emerged as one of the most promising alternative energy conversion devices for different applications. Despite tremendous progress in recent years, a pivotal performance/durability limitation in the PEFC arises from liquid water transport, perceived as the Holy Grail in PEFC operation. The porous catalyst layer (CL), fibrous gas diffusion layer (GDL) and flow channels play a crucial role in the overall PEFC performance due to the transport limitation in the presence of liquid water and flooding phenomena. Although significant research, both theoretical and experimental, has been performed, there is serious paucity of fundamental understanding regarding the underlying structure-transport-performance interplay in the PEFC. The inherent complex morphologies, micro-scale transport physics involving coupled multiphase, multicomponent, electrochemically reactive phenomena and interfacial interactions in the constituent components pose a formidable challenge. In this paper, the impact of capillary transport, wetting characteristics and interfacial dynamics on liquid water transport is presented based on a comprehensive mesoscopic modeling framework with the objective to gain insight into the underlying electrodynamics, two-phase dynamics and the intricate structure-transport-interface interactions in the PEFC.

Mukherjee, Partha P [Los Alamos National Laboratory

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

233

Investigation of the semiconductor–oxide electrolyte interface in GaAs utilizing electrolyte electroreflectance  

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We have investigated the electrolyte electroreflectance (EER) spectra of N–GaAs in the vicinity of the E o transition (direct gap at k?=0). A pronounced interference phenomenon sensitive to the d c b i a s e l e c t r i c f i e l d has been observed which we identify with an exciton quenching effect within the semiconductor space–charge region (SCR). We have utilized this excitonic feature to interferometrically probe the dynamic and steady?state properties of the SCR during electrochemical anodization procedures. The same EER spectra also exhibit Franz–Keldysh oscillations the period of which is explicitly dependent on the a c e l e c t r i c f i e l d. Using these phenomena we have shown that the interfacial and oxide electric fields under steady?state conditions are just sufficient to continue growing the oxide in compensation for slow dissolution. If the dc bias voltage is suddenly reduced the SCR temporarily collapses due to transient effects which we attribute to very slow interface states in the oxide. These techniques are applicable to the study of the SCR in a variety of semiconductor–electrolyte systems as well as in the Schottky barrier configuration.

R. P. Silberstein; F. H. Pollak

1980-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

234

Solubility and speciation results from oversaturation experiments on neptunium, plutonium and americium in a neutral electrolyte with a total carbonate similar to water from Yucca Mountain Region Well UE- 25p No. 1  

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Solubility and speciation are important in understanding aqueous radionuclide transport through the geosphere. They define the source term for transport retardation processes such as sorption and colloid formation. Solubility and speciation data are useful in verifying the validity of geochemical codes that are a part of predictive transport models. Solubility experiments will approach solution equilibrium from both oversaturation and undersaturation. In these experiments, we have approached the solubility equilibrium from oversaturation, Results are given for solubility and speciation experiments from oversaturation of {sup 237} NpO{sub 2}{sup +} {sup 239}Pu{sup 4+}, and {sup 241}Am{sup 3+}/Nd{sup 3+} in a neutral electrolyte containing a total carbonate concentration similar to groundwater from the Yucca Mountain region, Nevada, which is being investigated as a potential high-level nuclear waste disposal site, at 25{degrees}C and three pH values. In these experiments, the solubilitycontrolling steady-state solids were identified and the speciation and/or oxidation states present in the supernatant solutions were determined.

Torretto, P.; Becraft, K.; Prussin, T.; Roberts, K.; Carpenter, S.; Hobart, D.; Nitsche, H. [Lawrence Berkeley Lab., CA (United States)

1995-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

235

Lithium–sulfur batteries: Influence of C-rate, amount of electrolyte and sulfur loading on cycle performance  

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Abstract In the past four years major improvement of the lithium sulfur battery technology has been reported. Novel carbon cathode materials offer high sulfur loading, sulfur utilization and cycle stability. An often neglected aspect is that sulfur loading and amount of electrolyte strongly impact the performance. In this paper, we demonstrate how the amount of electrolyte, sulfur loading, lithium excess and cycling rate influences the cycle stability and sulfur utilization. We chose vertically aligned carbon nanotubes (VA-CNT) as model system with a constant areal loading of carbon. For a high reproducibility, decreased weight of current collector and good mechanical adhesion of the VA-CNTs we present a layer transfer technique that enables a light-weight sulfur cathode. The sulfur loading of the cathode was adjusted from 20 to 80 wt.-%. Keeping the total amount of electrolyte constant and varying the C-rate, we are able to demonstrate that the capacity degradation is reduced for high rates, high amount of electrolyte and low sulfur loading. In addition idle periods in the cycling regiment and lower rates result in an increased degradation. We attribute this to the redox-reaction between reactive lithium and polysulfides that correlates with the cycling time, rather than cycle number.

Jan Brückner; Sören Thieme; Hannah Tamara Grossmann; Susanne Dörfler; Holger Althues; Stefan Kaskel

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Hydrogen & Fuel Cells - Fuel Cell - Polymer Electrolyte  

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Polymer Electrolyte Fuel Cell Research Polymer Electrolyte Fuel Cell Research Xiaoping Wang measures the stability of a platinum cathode electrocatalyst. Xiaoping Wang measures the stability of a platinum cathode electrocatalyst. One of the main barriers to the commercialization of polymer electrolyte fuel cell (PEFC) systems, especially for automotive use, is the high cost of the platinum electrocatalysts. Aside from the cost of the precious metal, concern has also been raised over the adequacy of the world supply of platinum, if fuel cell vehicles were to make a significant penetration into the global automotive fleet. At Argonne, chemists are working toward the development of low-cost nonplatinum electrocatalysts for the oxygen reduction reaction--durable materials that would be stable in the fuel

237

Effects of proton-conducting electrolyte microstructure on the performance of electrolyte-supported solid oxide fuel cells  

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Three kinds of proton-conducting electrolyte powder BaCe0.8Sm0.2O2.9 (BCS) with different microstructures are synthesized by three different methods: EDTA-citrate method EDTA-citrate and ball-milling method and hydrothermal method. X-ray diffraction and scanning electron microscopy are used to investigate the microstructure and morphology of the BCS powders and electrochemical measurements and impedance spectroscopy are employed to analyze electrical characteristics of the electrolyte-supported solid oxide fuel cells (SOFCs). It is found that the performance of electrolyte-supported SOFCs strongly depends upon the electrolyte microstructure which is dominated by the synthesis methods. At the operating temperature of 650?°C the highest SOFC performance (80?mW/cm2) is obtained from the cell with nanostructured proton conducting electrolyte powder synthesized by the hydrothermal method while the lowest performance (17?mW/cm2) is the cell with the largest grain powder synthesized by the EDTA-citrate method without ball-milling treatment.

Jing Sui; Lei Cao; Qianqian Zhu; Liyan Yu; Qian Zhang; Lifeng Dong

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

238

In situ transmission electron microscopy analysis of conductive filament during solid electrolyte resistance switching  

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An in situ transmission electron microscopy (TEM) analysis of a solid electrolyte, Cu-GeS, during resistance switching is reported. Real-time observations of the filament formation and disappearance process were performed in the TEM instrument and the conductive-filament-formation model was confirmed experimentally. Narrow conductive filaments were formed corresponding to resistance switching from high- to low-resistance states. When the resistance changed to high-resistance state, the filament disappeared. It was also confirmed by use of selected area diffractometry and energy-dispersive x-ray spectroscopy that the conductive filament was made of nanocrystals composed mainly of Cu.

Fujii, Takashi; Arita, Masashi; Takahashi, Yasuo [Graduate School of Information Science and Technology, Hokkaido University, Sapporo 060-0814 (Japan); Fujiwara, Ichiro [Semiconductor Technology Academic Research Center, 3-17-2 Shinyokohama, Kohoku-ku, Yokohama 222-0033 (Japan)

2011-05-23T23:59:59.000Z

239

Process to remove rare earth from IFR electrolyte  

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The invention is a process for the removal of rare earths from molten chloride electrolyte salts used in the reprocessing of integrated fast reactor fuel (IFR). The process can be used either continuously during normal operation of the electrorefiner or as a batch process. The process consists of first separating the actinide values from the salt before purification by removal of the rare earths. After replacement of the actinides removed in the first step, the now-purified salt electrolyte has the same uranium and plutonium concentration and ratio as when the salt was removed from the electrorefiner.

Ackerman, J.P.; Johnson, T.R.

1992-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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All-solid-state proton battery using gel polymer electrolyte  

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A proton conducting gel polymer electrolyte system; PMMA+NH{sub 4}SCN+EC/PC, has been prepared. The highest ionic conductivity obtained from the system is 2.5 × 10?4 S cm{sup ?1}. The optimized composition of the gel electrolyte has been used to fabricate a proton battery with Zn/ZnSO{sub 4}?7H{sub 2}O anode and MnO{sub 2} cathode. The open circuit voltage of the battery is 1.4 V and the highest energy density is 5.7 W h kg?1 for low current drain.

Mishra, Kuldeep, E-mail: mishkuldeep@gmail.com [Department of Applied Science and Humanities, ABES Engineering College, Ghaziabad-201009, India and Department of Physics and Materials Science and Engineering, Jaypee Institute of Information Technology, Noida-201307 (India); Pundir, S. S.; Rai, D. K. [Department of Physics and Materials Science and Engineering, Jaypee Institute of Information Technology, Noida-201307 (India)

2014-04-24T23:59:59.000Z

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241

Process to remove rare earth from IFR electrolyte  

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The invention is a process for the removal of rare earths from molten chloride electrolyte salts used in the reprocessing of integrated fast reactor fuel (IFR). The process can be used either continuously during normal operation of the electrorefiner or as a batch process. The process consists of first separating the actinide values from the salt before purification by removal of the rare earths. After replacement of the actinides removed in the first step, the now-purified salt electrolyte has the same uranium and plutonium concentration and ratio as when the salt was removed from the electrorefiner. 1 fig.

Ackerman, J.P.; Johnson, T.R.

1994-08-09T23:59:59.000Z

242

Effects of electrolyte salts on the performance of Li-O2 batteries...  

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electrolyte salts on the performance of Li-O2 batteries. Effects of electrolyte salts on the performance of Li-O2 batteries. Abstract: It is well known that the stability of...

243

Treating electrolytic manganese residue with alkaline additives for stabilizing manganese and removing ammonia  

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Electrolytic manganese residue (EMR) from the electrolytic manganese industry is a solid waste containing mainly calcium sulfate dihydrate and quartzite. It is impossible to directly use the EMR as a building mat...

Changbo Zhou; Jiwei Wang; Nanfang Wang

2013-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

244

Effects of Membrane- and Catalyst-layer-thickness Nonuniformities in Polymer-electrolyte Fuel Cells  

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Energy, Office of Hydrogen, Fuel Cell, and Infrastructurein Polymer-electrolyte Fuel Cells Adam Z. Weber 1, * ,z andAs polymer-electrolyte fuel cells (PEFCs) make the transfer

Weber, Adam Z.; Newman, John

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

245

Device for equalizing molten electrolyte content in a fuel cell stack  

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A device for equalizing the molten electrolyte content throughout the height of a fuel cell stack is disclosed. The device includes a passageway for electrolyte return with electrolyte wettable wicking material in the opposite end portions of the passageway. One end portion is disposed near the upper, negative end of the stack where electrolyte flooding occurs. The second end portion is placed near the lower, positive end of the stack where electrolyte is depleted. Heating means are provided at the upper portion of the passageway to increase electrolyte vapor pressure in the upper wicking material. The vapor is condensed in the lower passageway portion and conducted as molten electrolyte in the lower wick to the positive end face of the stack. An inlet is provided to inject a modifying gas into the passageway and thereby control the rate of electrolyte return.

Smith, J.L.

1985-12-23T23:59:59.000Z

246

Device for equalizing molten electrolyte content in a fuel cell stack  

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A device for equalizing the molten electrolyte content throughout the height of a fuel cell stack is disclosed. The device includes a passageway for electrolyte return with electrolyte wettable wicking material in the opposite end portions of the passageway. One end portion is disposed near the upper, negative end of the stack where electrolyte flooding occurs. The second end portion is placed near the lower, positive end of the stack where electrolyte is depleted. Heating means are provided at the upper portion of the passageway to increase electrolyte vapor pressure in the upper wicking material. The vapor is condensed in the lower passageway portion and conducted as molten electrolyte in the lower wick to the positive end face of the stack. An inlet is provided to inject a modifying gas into the passageway and thereby control the rate of electrolyte return.

Smith, James L. (Lemont, IL)

1987-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

247

Anodic polymerization of vinyl ethylene carbonate in Li-Ion battery electrolyte  

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Ethylene Carbonate in Li-Ion Battery Electrolyte Guoyingof a commercial Li-ion battery electrolyte containing 2 %are an important part of Li-ion battery technology yet their

Chen, Guoying; Zhuang, Guorong V.; Richardson, Thomas J.; Gao, Liu; Ross Jr., Philip N.

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

248

Synthesis and Characterization of Cross?linked Polymer Electrolyte Membranes for Supercapacitor  

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Cross?linked polyvinyl alcohol (PVA) electrolyte membranes have been synthesized by using a solution casting method. In this study PVA was blended with oxidative cross?linked agent (zinc acetate) and nano?sized silica as filler to stabilize PVA matrix and enhance conductivity. The cross?linked membranes were immersed into lithium hydroxide (LiOH) aqueous solution to increase their ionic conductivity. Two techniques were used to characterize the resulted membranes including Fourier transform infra red (FTIR) and AC impedance spectroscopies. The results showed that absorption peaks of C?O?C group and Si?O?Si are presence in the FTIR spectra attributed to the cross?linking process. Impedance spectra indicated that the contribution of ionic dopant (LiOH) to enhance conductivity is insignificant. The highest conductivity of the studied cross?linked PVA membrane is 1.34×10 ?3 ? S ? cm ?1 corresponding to 5% LiOH dopant concentration of cross?linked PVA?zinc acetate?nano silica membrane. The present study also suggested that the solution casting is appropriate for cross?linked membrane synthesis.

Memoria Rosi; Muhamad Prama Ekaputra; Mikrajuddin Abdullah; Khairurrijal

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

249

Aqueous and pyrochemical reprocessing of actinide fuels  

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Processing of the nuclear fuel actinides has developed in two independent directions—aqueous processing and pyroprocessing. Similarities in the two processes, their...

L. Mac Toth Ph.D.; Walter D. Bond Ph.D.; Larry R. Avens Ph.D.

1993-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

250

Aqueous Enzymatic Extraction Of Wheat Germ Oil.  

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??The objective of this study is to investigate the aqueous enzymatic extraction of wheat germ oil. Four enzymes (Viscozyme L, Multifect CX 13l, Multifect CX… (more)

Xie, Meizhen

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

251

E-Print Network 3.0 - aqueous processing material Sample Search...  

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aqueous humor. Collection and Processing of Aqueous Humor Aqueous humor... ... Source: Johnson, Mark - Biomedical Engineering Department, Northwestern University Collection:...

252

First-principles simulations of extended structures in the lithium phosphorous oxynitride electrolytes  

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electrolytes The structure of thin film battery2 Solid state electrolytes that are physically and chemically+xPO4-yNz with x = 3z -2y has been developed as a solid state electrolyte for Li ion batteries., J. of Solid State Chemistry 115, 313 (1995). 2. http://www.ms.ornl.gov/researchgroups/Functional/Battery

Holzwarth, Natalie

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ELSEVIER Solid State Ionics 94 (1997) 17-25 Ceramic solid electrolytes  

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ELSEVIER Solid State Ionics 94 (1997) 17-25 SOLID STATE IoMcs Ceramic solid electrolytes John B electrolytes are best suited for solid reactants, as are found in most battery systems. Ceramic solid 78712-106.3. USA Abstract Strategies for the design of ceramic solid electrolytes are reviewed. Problems

Gleixner, Stacy

254

Carbonate fuel cell and components thereof for in-situ delayed addition of carbonate electrolyte  

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An apparatus and method in which a delayed carbonate electrolyte is stored in the storage areas of a non-electrolyte matrix fuel cell component and is of a preselected content so as to obtain a delayed time release of the electrolyte in the storage areas in the operating temperature range of the fuel cell.

Johnsen, Richard (Waterbury, CT); Yuh, Chao-Yi (New Milford, CT); Farooque, Mohammad (Danbury, CT)

2011-05-10T23:59:59.000Z

255

Proton Channel Orientation in Block-Copolymer Electrolyte Membranes  

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Proton Channel Orientation in Block-Copolymer Electrolyte Membranes Print Proton Channel Orientation in Block-Copolymer Electrolyte Membranes Print Fuel cells have the potential to provide power for a wide variety of applications ranging from electronic devices to transportation vehicles. Cells operating with H2 and air as inputs and electric power and water as the only outputs are of particular interest because of their ability to produce power without degrading the environment. Polymer electrolyte membranes (PEMs), with hydrophilic, proton-conducting channels embedded in a structurally sound hydrophobic matrix, play a central role in the operation of polymer electrolyte fuel cells. PEMs are humidified by contact with air (the presence of water in PEMs is essential for proton transport). In addition, PEMs must transport protons to catalyst sites, which are typically crystalline solids such as platinum. The arrangement of the hydrophilic domains in the vicinity of both air and solid substrates is thus crucial. A University of California, Berkeley, and Berkeley Lab group has now provided the first set of data on morphology of PEMs at interfaces by a combination of x-ray scattering and microscopy.

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Proton Channel Orientation in Block-Copolymer Electrolyte Membranes  

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Proton Channel Orientation in Block-Copolymer Electrolyte Membranes Print Proton Channel Orientation in Block-Copolymer Electrolyte Membranes Print Fuel cells have the potential to provide power for a wide variety of applications ranging from electronic devices to transportation vehicles. Cells operating with H2 and air as inputs and electric power and water as the only outputs are of particular interest because of their ability to produce power without degrading the environment. Polymer electrolyte membranes (PEMs), with hydrophilic, proton-conducting channels embedded in a structurally sound hydrophobic matrix, play a central role in the operation of polymer electrolyte fuel cells. PEMs are humidified by contact with air (the presence of water in PEMs is essential for proton transport). In addition, PEMs must transport protons to catalyst sites, which are typically crystalline solids such as platinum. The arrangement of the hydrophilic domains in the vicinity of both air and solid substrates is thus crucial. A University of California, Berkeley, and Berkeley Lab group has now provided the first set of data on morphology of PEMs at interfaces by a combination of x-ray scattering and microscopy.

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Proton Channel Orientation in Block-Copolymer Electrolyte Membranes  

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Proton Channel Orientation in Block-Copolymer Electrolyte Membranes Print Proton Channel Orientation in Block-Copolymer Electrolyte Membranes Print Fuel cells have the potential to provide power for a wide variety of applications ranging from electronic devices to transportation vehicles. Cells operating with H2 and air as inputs and electric power and water as the only outputs are of particular interest because of their ability to produce power without degrading the environment. Polymer electrolyte membranes (PEMs), with hydrophilic, proton-conducting channels embedded in a structurally sound hydrophobic matrix, play a central role in the operation of polymer electrolyte fuel cells. PEMs are humidified by contact with air (the presence of water in PEMs is essential for proton transport). In addition, PEMs must transport protons to catalyst sites, which are typically crystalline solids such as platinum. The arrangement of the hydrophilic domains in the vicinity of both air and solid substrates is thus crucial. A University of California, Berkeley, and Berkeley Lab group has now provided the first set of data on morphology of PEMs at interfaces by a combination of x-ray scattering and microscopy.

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Proton Channel Orientation in Block-Copolymer Electrolyte Membranes  

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Proton Channel Orientation in Proton Channel Orientation in Block-Copolymer Electrolyte Membranes Proton Channel Orientation in Block-Copolymer Electrolyte Membranes Print Wednesday, 27 January 2010 00:00 Fuel cells have the potential to provide power for a wide variety of applications ranging from electronic devices to transportation vehicles. Cells operating with H2 and air as inputs and electric power and water as the only outputs are of particular interest because of their ability to produce power without degrading the environment. Polymer electrolyte membranes (PEMs), with hydrophilic, proton-conducting channels embedded in a structurally sound hydrophobic matrix, play a central role in the operation of polymer electrolyte fuel cells. PEMs are humidified by contact with air (the presence of water in PEMs is essential for proton transport). In addition, PEMs must transport protons to catalyst sites, which are typically crystalline solids such as platinum. The arrangement of the hydrophilic domains in the vicinity of both air and solid substrates is thus crucial. A University of California, Berkeley, and Berkeley Lab group has now provided the first set of data on morphology of PEMs at interfaces by a combination of x-ray scattering and microscopy.

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Proton Channel Orientation in Block-Copolymer Electrolyte Membranes  

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Proton Channel Orientation in Block-Copolymer Electrolyte Membranes Print Proton Channel Orientation in Block-Copolymer Electrolyte Membranes Print Fuel cells have the potential to provide power for a wide variety of applications ranging from electronic devices to transportation vehicles. Cells operating with H2 and air as inputs and electric power and water as the only outputs are of particular interest because of their ability to produce power without degrading the environment. Polymer electrolyte membranes (PEMs), with hydrophilic, proton-conducting channels embedded in a structurally sound hydrophobic matrix, play a central role in the operation of polymer electrolyte fuel cells. PEMs are humidified by contact with air (the presence of water in PEMs is essential for proton transport). In addition, PEMs must transport protons to catalyst sites, which are typically crystalline solids such as platinum. The arrangement of the hydrophilic domains in the vicinity of both air and solid substrates is thus crucial. A University of California, Berkeley, and Berkeley Lab group has now provided the first set of data on morphology of PEMs at interfaces by a combination of x-ray scattering and microscopy.

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Proton Channel Orientation in Block-Copolymer Electrolyte Membranes  

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Proton Channel Orientation in Block-Copolymer Electrolyte Membranes Print Proton Channel Orientation in Block-Copolymer Electrolyte Membranes Print Fuel cells have the potential to provide power for a wide variety of applications ranging from electronic devices to transportation vehicles. Cells operating with H2 and air as inputs and electric power and water as the only outputs are of particular interest because of their ability to produce power without degrading the environment. Polymer electrolyte membranes (PEMs), with hydrophilic, proton-conducting channels embedded in a structurally sound hydrophobic matrix, play a central role in the operation of polymer electrolyte fuel cells. PEMs are humidified by contact with air (the presence of water in PEMs is essential for proton transport). In addition, PEMs must transport protons to catalyst sites, which are typically crystalline solids such as platinum. The arrangement of the hydrophilic domains in the vicinity of both air and solid substrates is thus crucial. A University of California, Berkeley, and Berkeley Lab group has now provided the first set of data on morphology of PEMs at interfaces by a combination of x-ray scattering and microscopy.

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Membranes and separators for flowing electrolyte batteries-a review  

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Flowing electrolyte batteries are rechargeable electrochemical storage devices in which externally stored electrolytes are circulated through the cell stack during charge or discharge. The potential advantages that flow batteries offer compared to other secondary batteries include: 1) ease of thermal and electrolyte management, 2) simple electrochemistry, 3) deep cycling capability, and 4) minimal loss of capacity with cycling. However, flow batteries are more complex than other secondary batteries and consequently may cost more and may be less reliable. Flow batteries are being developed for utility load leveling, electric vehicles, solar photovoltaic and wind turbine application. The status of flow batteries has recently been reviewed by Clark et al. The flowing electrolyte batteries place rigorous demands on the performance of separators and membranes. The operating characteristics of the iron/chromium redox battery were changed in order to accommodate the limitations in membrane performance. Low cost alternatives to the presently used membrane must be found before the zinc/ferricyanide battery can be economically feasible. The zinc/bromine battery's efficiency could be improved if a suitably selective membrane were available. It is anticipated that better and less costly membranes to meet these needs will be developed as more is learned about their preparation and performance.

Arnold, C.; Assink, R.A.

1983-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Electrospun nanocomposite fibrous polymer electrolyte for secondary lithium battery applications  

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Hybrid nanocomposite [poly(vinylidene fluoride -co- hexafluoropropylene) (PVdF-co-HFP)/magnesium aluminate (MgAl{sub 2}O{sub 4})] fibrous polymer membranes were prepared by electrospinning method. The prepared pure and nanocomposite fibrous polymer electrolyte membranes were soaked into the liquid electrolyte 1M LiPF{sub 6} in EC: DEC (1:1,v/v). XRD and SEM are used to study the structural and morphological studies of nanocomposite electrospun fibrous polymer membranes. The nanocomposite fibrous polymer electrolyte membrane with 5 wt.% of MgAl{sub 2}O{sub 4} exhibits high ionic conductivity of 2.80 × 10{sup ?3} S/cm at room temperature. The charge-discharge capacity of Li/LiCoO{sub 2} coin cells composed of the newly prepared nanocomposite [(16 wt.%) PVdF-co-HFP+(5 wt.%) MgAl{sub 2}O{sub 4}] fibrous polymer electrolyte membrane was also studied and compared with commercial Celgard separator.

Padmaraj, O.; Rao, B. Nageswara; Jena, Paramananda; Satyanarayana, N., E-mail: nallanis2011@gmail.com [Department of Physics, Pondicherry University, Pondicherry-605014 (India); Venkateswarlu, M. [R and D, Amaraja batteries, Thirupathi-517501 (India)

2014-04-24T23:59:59.000Z

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Water Management in Polymer Electrolyte Membrane (PEM) Fuel Cells  

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Water Management in Polymer Electrolyte Membrane (PEM) Fuel Cells Catherine Chan & Lauren Isbell objectives Important variables that lead to results Conclusion #12;Basic Operation of a PEM Fuel Cell fuel cell? A flow channel? The importance of water management Experimental setup and methods Project

Petta, Jason

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EXPERIMENTAL STUDY OF ELECTROLYTE DEPENDENCE OF AC ELECTROOSMOTIC PUMPS  

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EXPERIMENTAL STUDY OF ELECTROLYTE DEPENDENCE OF AC ELECTROOSMOTIC PUMPS Kapil Subramanian1 , John Abstract: Recent studies indicate increased efficiency of microfluidic ac electro-osmotic pumps of ac electroosmosis in microchannels on solution chemistry for the new fast aceo stepped pumps

Bazant, Martin Z.

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Thermodynamic modeling of neptunium(V) solubility in concentrated Na-CO{sub 3}-HCO{sub 3}-Cl-ClO{sub 4}-H-OH-H{sub 2}O systems  

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Safety assessments of nuclear waste repositories often require estimation of actinide solubilities as a function of groundwater composition. Although considerable amount of research has been done on the solubility and speciation of actinides, relatively little has been done to unify these data into a model applicable to concentrate brines. Numerous authors report data on the aqueous chemical properties of Np(V) in NaClO{sub 4}, Na{sub 2}CO{sub 3}, and NaCl media, but a consistent thermodynamic model for predicting these properties is not available. To meet this need, a model was developed to describe the solubility of Np(V) in Na-Cl-ClO{sub 4}-CO{sub 3} aqueous systems, based on the Pitzer activity coefficient formalism for concentrated electrolytes. Hydrolysis and/or carbonate complexation are the dominant aqueous reactions with neptunyl in these systems. Literature data for neptunyl extraction and solubility, and solubility data that the authors developed, are used to parameterize an integrated model for Np(V) solubility in the Np(V)-Na-CO{sub 3}-HCO{sub 3}-Cl-ClO{sub 4}-H-OH-H{sub 2}O system. The resulting model is tested against additional solubility data, and compared with Np(V) solubility experiments in complex synthetic brines.

Novak, C.F. [Sandia National Labs., Albuquerque, NM (United States); Roberts, K.E. [Lawrence Berkeley Lab., CA (United States)

1994-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Modeling and simulation for a PEM fuel cell with catalyst layers in finite thickness.  

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??A detailed non-isothermal computational fluid dynamics (CFD) model for proton electrolyte membrane (PEM) fuel cells is developed in this thesis. This model consists of the… (more)

Yin, Jianghui (Author)

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Modeling Water Management in Polymer-Electrolyte Fuel Cells  

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149 (2004). A. Bazylak, D. Sinton, Z. S. Liu and N. Djilali,7, A408 S. Litster, D. Sinton and N. Djilali, J. Power

Weber, Adam; Department of Chemical Engineering, University of California, Berkeley

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Modeling Cold Start in a Polymer-Electrolyte Fuel Cell  

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PEFCs to that of Li—ion batteries. Parameter values used inenergy relative to current batteries. Figure 1.1 is a Ragoneof PEFCS relative to batteries is their overall energy 1 I I

Balliet, Ryan

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Modeling Cold Start in a Polymer-Electrolyte Fuel Cell  

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current collection and load follow—up functions are combinedwith the axial— load follow—up system (which holds the cell

Balliet, Ryan

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Modeling Water Management in Polymer-Electrolyte Fuel Cells  

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Newman, in Advances in Fuel Cells, Vol. 1, T. S. Zhao, K. -A. Uribe and B. S. Pivovar, Fuel Cells, 7, 153 (2007). R. C.and S. Srinivasan, Fuel Cells: Their Electrochemistry,

Weber, Adam; Department of Chemical Engineering, University of California, Berkeley

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

271

Analytical Models of a Polymer Electrolyte Fuel Cell  

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Fuel cells experience ageing. Proton current, flux of ... effects inevitably change the structure and composition of cell components, thus causing the degradation of cell performance. The phenomenon of cell agein...

A. A. Kulikovsky

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Modeling Cold Start in a Polymer-Electrolyte Fuel Cell  

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The second reason why the Vim, ?t is better is that, becauseuntil the predicted value of Vim, matched the experimental

Balliet, Ryan

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

273

Modeling Water Management in Polymer-Electrolyte Fuel Cells  

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Fuel cells may become the energy-delivery devices of the 21st century with realization of a carbon-neutral energy economy. Although there are many types of fuel cells, polymerelectrolyte fuel cells (PEFCs) are receiving the most attention for automotive and small stationary applications. In a PEFC, hydrogen and oxygen are combined electrochemically to produce water, electricity, and waste heat. During the operation of a PEFC, many interrelated and complex phenomena occur. These processes include mass and heat transfer, electrochemical reactions, and ionic and electronic transport. Most of these processes occur in the through-plane direction in what we term the PEFC sandwich as shown in Figure 1. This sandwich comprises multiple layers including diffusion media that can be composite structures containing a macroporous gas-diffusion layer (GDL) and microporous layer (MPL), catalyst layers (CLs), flow fields or bipolar plates, and a membrane. During operation fuel is fed into the anode flow field, moves through the diffusion medium, and reacts electrochemically at the anode CL to form hydrogen ions and electrons. The oxidant, usually oxygen in air, is fed into the cathode flow field, moves through the diffusion medium, and is electrochemically reduced at the cathode CL by combination with the generated protons and electrons. The water, either liquid or vapor, produced by the reduction of oxygen at the cathode exits the PEFC through either the cathode or anode flow field. The electrons generated at the anode pass through an external circuit and may be used to perform work before they are consumed at the cathode. The performance of a PEFC is most often reported in the form of a polarization curve, as shown in Figure 2. Roughly speaking, the polarization curve can be broken down into various regions. First, it should be noted that the equilibrium potential differs from the open-circuit voltage due mainly to hydrogen crossover through the membrane (i.e., a mixed potential on the cathode) and the resulting effects of the kinetic reactions. Next, at low currents, the behavior of a PEFC is dominated by kinetic losses. These losses mainly stem from the high overpotential of the oxygen-reduction reaction (ORR). As the current is increased, ohmic losses become a factor in lowering the overall cell potential. These ohmic losses are mainly from ionic losses in the electrodes and separator. At high currents, mass-transport limitations become increasingly important. These losses are due to reactants not being able to reach the electrocatalytic sites. Key among the issues facing PEFCs today is water management. Due to their low operating temperature (< 100 C), water exists in both liquid and vapor phases. Furthermore, state-of-the-art membranes require the use of water to provide high conductivity and fast proton transport. Thus, there is a tradeoff between having enough water for proton conduction (ohmic losses), but not too much or else the buildup of liquid water will cause a situation in which the reactant-gas-transport pathways are flooded (mass-transfer limitations). Figure 3 displays experimental evidence of the effects of water management on performance. In Figure 3(a), a neutron image of water content displays flooding near the outlet of the cell due to accumulation of liquid water and a decrease in the gas flowrates. The serpentine flow field is clearly visible with the water mainly underneath the ribs. Figure 3(b) shows polarization performance at 0.4 and 0.8 V and high-frequency resistance at 0.8 V as a function of cathode humidification temperature. At low current densities, as the inlet air becomes more humid, the membrane resistance decreases, and the performance increases. At higher current densities, the same effect occurs; however, the higher temperatures and more humid air also results in a lower inlet oxygen partial pressure.

Department of Chemical Engineering, University of California, Berkeley; Weber, Adam; Weber, Adam Z.; Balliet, Ryan; Gunterman, Haluna P.; Newman, John

2007-09-07T23:59:59.000Z

274

Update on Electrolyte Modeling with Emphasis on Low Temperature Performance  

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Presentation from the U.S. DOE Office of Vehicle Technologies "Mega" Merit Review 2008 on February 25, 2008 in Bethesda, Maryland.

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Multidimensional Modelling of Polymer Electrolyte Fuel Cells under a  

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Condition H. Meng1 , and C.-Y. Wang1 * 1 Electrochemical Engine Center (ECEC), and Department of Mechanical efficiency, low emissions, and low noise. However, before its commercialisation, a few obstacles need to integrate transport phenomena, electrochemical processes, and water/proton co-transport in the polymer

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Modeling Cold Start in a Polymer-Electrolyte Fuel Cell  

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of Platinum Movement In PEM Fuel Cells,” Journal of theKinetics in Subfreezing PEM Fuel Cells,” Journal of theGu, and H. A. Gasteiger, “PEM Fuel Cell Op- eration at -20

Balliet, Ryan

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

277

Modeling Water Management in Polymer-Electrolyte Fuel Cells  

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reasonably well with Tafel kinetics with a dependence ontheoretical and experimental Tafel slopes have been shown toorder reaction following Tafel kinetics, the solution of the

Weber, Adam; Department of Chemical Engineering, University of California, Berkeley

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Molecular Simulations of Aqueous Electrolyte Solubility: 1. The Expanded-Ensemble Osmotic Molecular Dynamics Method for the Solution Phase  

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+, and Cl-); undissociated molecular units (HgCl2) are the predominant solution solute species.1 such as mercury(II) chloride (HgCl2), only a small fraction of the atoms dissociate into free ions (HgCl+, Hg2 Dynamics Method for the Solution Phase Martin Li´sal,*,, William R. Smith,§ and Jiri´ Kolafa| E. Ha

Lisal, Martin

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Lithium Ion Transport Mechanism in Ternary Polymer Electrolyte-Ionic Liquid Mixtures - A Molecular Dynamics Simulation Study  

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The lithium transport mechanism in ternary polymer electrolytes, consisting of PEO/LiTFSI and various fractions of the ionic liquid N-methyl-N-propylpyrrolidinium bis(trifluoromethane)sulfonimide, are investigated by means of MD simulations. This is motivated by recent experimental findings [Passerini et al., Electrochim. Acta 2012, 86, 330-338], which demonstrated that these materials display an enhanced lithium mobility relative to their binary counterpart PEO/LiTFSI. In order to grasp the underlying microscopic scenario giving rise to these observations, we employ an analytical, Rouse-based cation transport model [Maitra at al., PRL 2007, 98, 227802], which has originally been devised for conventional polymer electrolytes. This model describes the cation transport via three different mechanisms, each characterized by an individual time scale. It turns out that also in the ternary electrolytes essentially all lithium ions are coordinated by PEO chains, thus ruling out a transport mechanism enhanced by the presence of ionic-liquid molecules. Rather, the plasticizing effect of the ionic liquid contributes to the increased lithium mobility by enhancing the dynamics of the PEO chains and consequently also the motion of the attached ions. Additional focus is laid on the prediction of lithium diffusion coefficients from the simulation data for various chain lengths and the comparison with experimental data, thus demonstrating the broad applicability of our approach.

Diddo Diddens; Andreas Heuer

2012-11-14T23:59:59.000Z

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Direct Synthesis of Nanoceria in Aqueous Polyhydroxyl Solutions...  

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Synthesis of Nanoceria in Aqueous Polyhydroxyl Solutions. Direct Synthesis of Nanoceria in Aqueous Polyhydroxyl Solutions. Abstract: Nanoceria has been shown to possess biomedical...

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Coordination and Hydrolysis of Plutonium Ions in Aqueous Solution...  

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Hydrolysis of Plutonium Ions in Aqueous Solution using Car-Parrinello Molecular Dynamics Free Energy Coordination and Hydrolysis of Plutonium Ions in Aqueous Solution using...

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Structure, Kinetics, and Thermodynamics of the Aqueous Uranyl...  

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Kinetics, and Thermodynamics of the Aqueous Uranyl(VI) Cation. Structure, Kinetics, and Thermodynamics of the Aqueous Uranyl(VI) Cation. Abstract: Molecular simulation techniques...

283

Aluminum Solubility in Complex Electrolytes - 13011  

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Predicting aluminum solubility for Hanford and Savannah River waste liquids is very important for their disposition. It is a key mission goal at each Site to leach as much aluminum as practical from sludges in order to minimize the amount of vitrified high level waste. And it is correspondingly important to assure that any soluble aluminum does not precipitate during subsequent decontamination of the liquid leachates with ion exchange. This report shows a very simple and yet thermodynamic model for aluminum solubility that is consistent with a wide range of Al liquors, from simple mixtures of hydroxide and aluminate to over 300 Hanford concentrates and to a set of 19 Bayer liquors for temperatures from 20-100 deg. C. This dimer-dS{sub mix} (DDS) model incorporates an ideal entropy of mixing along with previous reports for the Al dimer, water activities, gibbsite, and bayerite thermodynamics. We expect this model will have broad application for nuclear wastes as well as the Bayer gibbsite process industry. (authors)

Agnew, S.F. [Columbia Energy and Environmental Services, Inc., 1806 Terminal Dr., Richland, WA 99354 (United States)] [Columbia Energy and Environmental Services, Inc., 1806 Terminal Dr., Richland, WA 99354 (United States); Johnston, C.T. [Dept. of Crop, Soil, and Environmental Sciences, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN 47907 (United States)] [Dept. of Crop, Soil, and Environmental Sciences, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN 47907 (United States)

2013-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

284

Electrolytic recovery of mercury enriched in isotopic abundance  

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The present invention is directed to a method of electrolytically extracting liquid mercury from HgO or Hg.sub.2 Cl.sub.2. Additionally there are disclosed two related techniques associated with the present invention, namely (1) a technique for selectively removing product from different regions of a long photochemical reactor (photoreactor) and (2) a method of accurately measuring the total quantity of mercury formed as either HgO or Hg.sub.2 Cl.sub.2.

Grossman, Mark W. (Belmont, MA)

1991-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

285

Protective interlayer for high temperature solid electrolyte electrochemical cells  

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The invention is comprised of an electrically conducting doped or admixed cerium oxide composition with niobium oxide and/or tantalum oxide for electrochemical devices, characterized by the general formula: Nb{sub x}Ta{sub y}Ce{sub 1{minus}x{minus}y}O{sub 2} where x is about 0.0 to 0.05, y is about 0.0 to 0.05, and x+y is about 0.02 to 0.05, and where x is preferably about 0.02 to 0.05 and y is 0, and a method of making the same is also described. This novel composition is particularly applicable in forming a protective interlayer of a high temperature, solid electrolyte electrochemical cell, characterized by a first electrode; an electrically conductive interlayer of niobium and/or tantalum doped cerium oxide deposited over at least a first portion of the first electrode; an interconnect deposited over the interlayer; a solid electrolyte deposited over a second portion of the first electrode, the first portion being discontinuous from the second portion; and, a second electrode deposited over the solid electrolyte. The interlayer is characterized as being porous and selected from the group consisting of niobium doped cerium oxide, tantalum doped cerium oxide, and niobium and tantalum doped cerium oxide or admixtures of the same. The first electrode, an air electrode, is a porous layer of doped lanthanum manganite, the solid electrolyte layer is a dense yttria stabilized zirconium oxide, the interconnect layer is a dense, doped lanthanum chromite, and the second electrode, a fuel electrode, is a porous layer of nickel-zirconium oxide cermet. The electrochemical cell can take on a plurality of shapes such as annular, planar, etc. and can be connected to a plurality of electrochemical cells in series and/or in parallel to generate electrical energy. 5 figs.

Singh, P.; Vasilow, T.R.; Richards, V.L.

1996-05-14T23:59:59.000Z

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Protective interlayer for high temperature solid electrolyte electrochemical cells  

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The invention comprises of an electrically conducting doped or admixed cerium oxide composition with niobium oxide and/or tantalum oxide for electrochemical devices, characterized by the general formula: Nb.sub.x Ta.sub.y Ce.sub.1-x-y O.sub.2 where x is about 0.0 to 0.05, y is about 0.0 to 0.05, and x+y is about 0.02 to 0.05, and where x is preferably about 0.02 to 0.05 and y is 0, and a method of making the same. This novel composition is particularly applicable in forming a protective interlayer of a high temperature, solid electrolyte electrochemical cell (10), characterized by a first electrode (12); an electrically conductive interlayer (14) of niobium and/or tantalum doped cerium oxide deposited over at least a first portion (R) of the first electrode; an interconnect (16) deposited over the interlayer; a solid electrolyte (18) deposited over a second portion of the first electrode, the first portion being discontinuous from the second portion; and, a second electrode (20) deposited over the solid electrolyte. The interlayer (14) is characterized as being porous and selected from the group consisting of niobium doped cerium oxide, tantalum doped cerium oxide, and niobium and tantalum doped cerium oxide or admixtures of the same. The first electrode (12), an air electrode, is a porous layer of doped lanthanum manganite, the solid electrolyte layer (18) is a dense yttria stabilized zirconium oxide, the interconnect layer (16) is a dense, doped lanthanum chromite, and the second electrode (20), a fuel electrode, is a porous layer of nickel-zirconium oxide cermet. The electrochemical cell (10) can take on a plurality of shapes such as annular, planar, etc. and can be connected to a plurality of electrochemical cells in series and/or in parallel to generate electrical energy.

Singh, Prabhakar (Export, PA); Vasilow, Theodore R. (Manor, PA); Richards, Von L. (Angola, IN)

1996-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

287

Purification of aqueous cellulose ethers  

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Manufacture of cellulose ethers usually involves high amounts of salt by-products. For application of the product, salt must be removed. In this work, we have studied the injection of high-pressure CO{sub 2} into an aqueous polymer-salt solution; we find that upon addition of isopropanol in addition to CO{sub 2}, the solution separates into two phases. One phase is rich in polymer and water, and the other phase contains mostly isopropanol, water and CO{sub 2}. The salt distributes between the two phases, thereby offering interesting possibilities for development of a new purification process for water-soluble polymers. This work presents experimental phase-equilibrium data for hydroxyethyl cellulose and sodium carboxymethyl cellulose with sodium acetate and potassium sulfate, respectively, in the region 40{degree}C and 30 to 80 bar. Based on these data, we suggest a process for the manufacture and purification of water-soluble cellulose ethers. 15 refs., 14 figs., 9 tabs.

Bartscherer, K.A.; de Pablo, J.J.; Bonnin, M.C.; Prausnitz, J.M.

1990-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

288

Method for processing aqueous wastes  

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A method for treating waste water such as that from an industrial processing facility comprising the separation of the waste water into a dilute waste stream and a concentrated waste stream. The concentrated waste stream is treated chemically to enhance precipitation and then allowed to separate into a sludge and a supernate. The supernate is skimmed or filtered from the sludge and blended with the dilute waste stream to form a second dilute waste stream. The sludge remaining is mixed with cementitious material, rinsed to dissolve soluble components, then pressed to remove excess water and dissolved solids before being allowed to cure. The dilute waste stream is also chemically treated to decompose carbonate complexes and metal ions and then mixed with cationic polymer to cause the precipitated solids to flocculate. Filtration of the flocculant removes sufficient solids to allow the waste water to be discharged to the surface of a stream. The filtered material is added to the sludge of the concentrated waste stream. The method is also applicable to the treatment and removal of soluble uranium from aqueous streams, such that the treated stream may be used as a potable water supply.

Pickett, John B. (3922 Wood Valley Dr., Aiken, SC 29803); Martin, Hollis L. (Rt. 1, Box 188KB, McCormick, SC 29835); Langton, Christine A. (455 Sumter St. SE., Aiken, SC 29801); Harley, Willie W. (110 Fairchild St., Batesburg, SC 29006)

1993-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

289

Concentrating aqueous acetate solutions with tertiary amines  

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Water may be extracted from aqueous calcium acetate or sodium acetate solutions using low miscibility, low molecular weight tertiary amines, e.g. triethylamine (TEA) and N,N- dietliylmethylaniine (DEMA). This novel extraction technology...

Lee, Champion

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

290

Mechanisms of Aqueous Extraction of Soybean Oil  

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Mechanisms of Aqueous Extraction of Soybean Oil ... showed also that the inertial turbulent regime is inappropriate for emulsification of oils with viscosity ?500 mPa s, if drops of micrometer size are to be obtained. ...

K. A. Campbell; C. E. Glatz

2009-10-29T23:59:59.000Z

291

Aluminum oxyhydroxide based separator/electrolyte and battery system, and a method of making the same  

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The instant invention relates a solid-state electrochemical cell and a novel separator/electrolyte incorporated therein. The invented electrochemical cell generally comprising: a unique metal oxyhydroxide based (i.e. AlOOH) separator/electrolyte membrane sandwiched between a first electrode and a second electrode. The novel separator/electrolyte comprises a nanoparticulate metal oxyhydroxide, preferably AlOOH and a salt which are mixed and then pressed together to form a monolithic metal oxyhydroxide-salt membrane.

Gerald, II; Rex E. (Brookfield, IL); Klingler, Robert J. (Glenview, IL); Rathke, Jerome W. (Homer Glen, IL)

2011-02-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Dye-sensitized solar cells based on electrospun polyacrylonitrile (PAN) nanofibre membrane gel electrolyte  

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Abstract Dye Sensitized Solar Cells (DSSCs) based on electrospun nanofibre membrane electrolytes offer several advantages over liquid electrolyte based solar cells. Nanofibre membranes having different thicknesses were prepared by electrospinning on platinum electrodes from a 11 wt% solution of polyacrylonitrile (PAN) in N,N-dimethylformamide (DMF) at an applied voltage of 8 kV. The membranes were then activated by immersing in a solution containing potassium iodide (KI) (0.06 g), propylene carbonate (PC) (0.8 g) and iodine (I2) (0.0092 g) for 30 minutes to obtain “gel” type membrane electrolytes with different thicknesses. These nanofibre membrane electrolytes were used to fabricate quasi-solid state (gel) \\{DSSCs\\} and the performance of these solar cells were compared with \\{DSSCs\\} fabricated with liquid electrolyte (KI:PC:I2) and conventional PAN based gel electrolyte (PAN:KI:PC:I2). DSSC with nanofibre membrane electrolyte of thickness 9.14 ?m showed the highest light-to-electricity conversion efficiency of 5.2% whereas an identical cell based on corresponding liquid electrolyte showed an efficiency of 5.3%. The open circuit voltage (VOC), short circuit current density (JSc) and fill factor for the solar cell based on this electrolyte was 0.67 V, 13.31 mA cm?2 and 59% respectively at an incident light intensity of 1000 W m?2 with a 1.5 AM filter.

M.A.K.L. Dissanayake; H.K.D.W.M.N.R. Divarathne; C.A. Thotawatthage; C.B. Dissanayake; G.K.R. Senadeera; B.M.R. Bandara

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Hydrogen Production by Polymer Electrolyte Membrane (PEM) Electrolysis—Spotlight on Giner and Proton  

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Slides presented at the DOE Fuel Cell Technologies Office webinar "Hydrogen Production by Polymer Electrolyte Membrane (PEM) Electrolysis—Spotlight on Giner and Proton" on May 23, 2011.

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Final Progress Report for Linking Ion Solvation and Lithium Battery Electrolyte Properties  

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The research objective of this proposal was to provide a detailed analysis of how solvent and anion structure govern the solvation state of Li+ cations in solvent-LiX mixtures and how this, in turn, dictates the electrolyte physicochemical and electrochemical properties which govern (in part) battery performance. Lithium battery electrolytes remain a poorly understood and hardly studied topic relative to the research devoted to battery electrodes. This is due to the fact that it is the electrodes which determine the energy (capacity) of the battery. The electrolyte, however, plays a crucial role in the practical energy density, power, low and/or high temperature performance, lifetime, safety, etc. which is achievable. The development within this project of a "looking glass" into the molecular interactions (i.e., solution structure) in bulk electrolytes through a synergistic experimental approach involving three research thrusts complements work by other researchers to optimize multi-solvent electrolytes and efforts to understand/control the electrode-electrolyte interfaces, thereby enabling the rational design of electrolytes for a wide variety of battery chemistries and applications (electrolytes-on-demand). The three research thrusts pursued include: (1) conduction of an in-depth analysis of the thermal phase behavior of diverse solvent-LiX mixtures, (2) exploration of the ionic association/solvate formation behavior of select LiX salts with a wide variety of solvents, and (3) linking structure to properties?determination of electrolyte physicochemical and electrochemical properties for comparison with the ionic association and phase behavior.

Henderson, Wesley

2014-08-29T23:59:59.000Z

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Webinar: Hydrogen Production by Polymer Electrolyte Membrane (PEM) Electrolysis—Spotlight on Giner and Proton  

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Video recording of the webinar, Hydrogen Production by Polymer Electrolyte Membrane (PEM) Electrolysis—Spotlight on Giner and Proton, originally presented on May 23, 2011.

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Microstructure and properties of barium cerate based electrolytes for solid oxide fuel cells  

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Barium cerate based ceramics have been widely reported to have high ionic conductivity and hold promise as electrolyte materials for intermediate-temperature solid oxide fuel cells (SOFC`s). Samples of niobium-doped barium cerate have been produced with a variety of microstructures. Many parameters affecting the final microstructure of the electrolyte materials have been systematically investigated. The conductivity of the electrolyte materials produced have been studied using impedance spectroscopy to understand the effect of microstructure on the desired properties of barium cerate based electrolytes.

Rauch, W.L.; Liu, M. [Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA (United States)

1996-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

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The mechanism of HF formation in LiPF6-based organic carbonate electrolytes  

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lithium ion battery electrolytes upon thermal aging werethermal degradation of LiPF 6 at 50°C in a lithium ion battery

Lux, Simon

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

298

Passivation of Aluminum in Lithium-ion Battery Electrolytes with LiBOB  

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much greater thermal The passivation of aluminum in batterybattery electrolytes, LiPF 6 does have some shortcomings. In particular, the thermal

Zhang, Xueyuan; Devine, Thomas M.

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

299

Advances in water electrolysis technology with emphasis on use of the solid polymer electrolyte  

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Efforts to improve water electrolysis technology are being made using three promising ... ) development of solid polymer electrolyte (SPE) water electrolysers, (b) increasing the operating temperature of alkaline...

P. W. T. Lu; S. Srinivasan

1979-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

300

Internal electrolyte supply system for reliable transport throughout fuel cell stacks  

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An improved internal electrolyte supply system in a fuel cell stack employs a variety of arrangements of grooves and passages in bipolar plates of the multiplicity of repeating fuel cells to route gravity-assisted flowing electrolyte throughout the stack. The grooves route electrolyte flow along series of first paths which extend horizontally through the cells between the plates thereof. The passages route electrolyte flow along series of second paths which extend vertically through the stack so as to supply electrolyte to the first paths in order to expose the electrolyte to the matrices of the cells. Five different embodiments of the supply system are disclosed. Some embodiments employ wicks in the grooves for facilitating transfer of the electrolyte to the matrices as well as providing support for the matrices. Additionally, the passages of some embodiments by-pass certain of the grooves and supply electrolyte directly to other of the grooves. Some embodiments employ single grooves and others have dual grooves. Finally, in some embodiments the passages are connected to the grooves by a step which produces a cascading electrolyte flow.

Wright, Maynard K. (Bethel Park, PA); Downs, Robert E. (Monroeville, PA); King, Robert B. (Westlake, OH)

1988-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Monte Carlo simulation of the electrical properties of electrolytes adsorbed in charged slit-systems  

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We study the adsorption of primitive model electrolytes into a layered slit system using grand canonical Monte Carlo simulations. The slit system contains a series of charged membranes. The ions are forbidden from the membranes, while they are allowed to be adsorbed into the slits between the membranes. We focus on the electrical properties of the slit system. We show concentration, charge, electric field, and electrical potential profiles. We show that the potential difference between the slit system and the bulk phase is mainly due to the double layers formed at the boundaries of the slit system, but polarization of external slits also contributes to the potential drop. We demonstrate that the electrical work necessary to bring an ion into the slit system can be studied only if we simulate the slit together with the bulk phases in one single simulation cell.

R. Kovács; M. Valiskó; D. Boda

2012-07-13T23:59:59.000Z

302

Summary of Electrolytic Hydrogen Production: Milestone Completion Report  

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This report provides an overview of the current state of electrolytic hydrogen production technologies and an economic analysis of the processes and systems available as of December 2003. The operating specifications of commercially available electrolyzers from five manufacturers, i.e., Stuart, Teledyne, Proton, Norsk Hydro, and Avalence, are summarized. Detailed economic analyses of three systems for which cost and economic data were available were completed. The contributions of the cost of electricity, system efficiency, and capital costs to the total cost of electrolysis are discussed.

Ivy, J.

2004-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Summary of Electrolytic Hydrogen Production: Milestone Completion Report  

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This report provides an overview of the current state of electrolytic hydrogen production technologies and an economic analysis of the processes and systems available as of December 2003. The operating specifications of commercially available electrolyzers from five manufacturers, i.e., Stuart, Teledyne, Proton, Norsk Hydro, and Avalence, are summarized. Detailed economic analyses of three systems for which cost and economic data were available were completed. The contributions of the cost of electricity, system efficiency, and capital costs to the total cost of electrolysis are discussed.

Ivy, J.

2004-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

304

Cation Transport in Polymer Electrolytes: A Microscopic Approach  

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A microscopic theory for cation diffusion in polymer electrolytes is presented. Based on a thorough analysis of molecular dynamics simulations on PEO with LiBF$_4$ the mechanisms of cation dynamics are characterised. Cation jumps between polymer chains can be identified as renewal processes. This allows us to obtain an explicit expression for the lithium ion diffusion constant D_{Li} by invoking polymer specific properties such as the Rouse dynamics. This extends previous phenomenological and numerical approaches. In particular, the chain length dependence of D_{Li} can be predicted and compared with experimental data. This dependence can be fully understood without referring to entanglement effects.

A. Maitra; A. Heuer

2007-05-11T23:59:59.000Z

305

Molten salt bath circulation design for an electrolytic cell  

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An electrolytic cell for reduction of a metal oxide to a metal and oxygen has an inert anode and an upwardly angled roof covering the inert mode. The angled roof diverts oxygen bubbles into an upcomer channel, thereby agitating a molten salt bath in the upcomer channel and improving dissolution of a metal oxide in the molten salt bath. The molten salt bath has a lower velocity adjacent the inert anode in order to minimize corrosion by substances in the bath. A particularly preferred cell produces aluminum by electrolysis of alumina in a molten salt bath containing aluminum fluoride and sodium fluoride. 4 figs.

Dawless, R.K.; LaCamera, A.F.; Troup, R.L.; Ray, S.P.; Hosler, R.B.

1999-08-17T23:59:59.000Z

306

Electric Polarizability of DNA in Aqueous Salt Solution  

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Electric Polarizability of DNA in Aqueous Salt Solution ... At each simulation step, we calculate the contribution to the dipole moment from the first n counterions in the list, constituting the net charge (?x(n), ?y(n), ?z(n)) as follows, where e is the elementary charge and xi, yi, zi are the coordinates of the ith counterion in the list. ... Manning32 has already explained this effect in his two-phase model of polarizability, as reflecting the decreased resistance to distortion of the condensation layer. ...

Hitoshi Washizu; Kazuo Kikuchi

2006-01-26T23:59:59.000Z

307

Physical properties of Li ion conducting polyphosphazene based polymer electrolytes  

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We report a systematic study of the transport properties and the underlying physical chemistry of some polyphosphazene (PPhz)-based polymer electrolytes. We synthesized MEEP and variants which employed mixed combinations of different length oxyethylene side-chains. We compare the conductivity and ion-ion interactions in polymer electrolytes obtained with lithium triflate and lithium bis(trifluoromethanesulfonyl)imide (TFSI) salts added to the polymer. The combination of the lithium imide salt and MEEP yields a maximum conductivity of 8 x 10{sup -5} {Omega}{sup -1} cm{sup -1} at room temperature at a salt loading of 8 monomers per lithium. In one of the mixed side-chain variations, a maximum conductivity of 2 x 10{sup -4} {Omega}{sup -1} cm{sup -1} was measured at the same molar ratio. Raman spectral analysis shows some ion aggregation and some polymer - ion interactions in the PPhz-LiTFSI case but much less than observed with Li CF{sub 3}SO{sub 3}. A sharp increase in the Tg as salt is added corresponds to concentrations above which the conductivity significantly decreases and ion associations appear.

Sanderson, S.; Zawodzinski, T.; Hermes, R.; Davey, J.; Dai, Hongli

1996-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Fluoride based cathodes and electrolytes for high energy thermal batteries  

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A research and development program is being conducted at the Saft Advanced Technologies Division in Hunt Valley, MD to double the energy density of a thermal battery. A study of high voltage cathodes to replace iron disulfide is in progress. Single cells are being studied with a lithium anode and either a copper(II) fluoride, silver(II) fluoride, or iron(III) fluoride cathode. Due to the high reactivity of these cathodes, conventional alkali metal chloride and bromide salt electrolytes must be replaced by alkali metal fluoride electrolytes. Parametric studies using design-of-experiments matrices will be performed so that the best cathode for an improved battery design can be selected. Titanium hardware for the design will provide a higher strength to weight ratio with lower emissivity than conventional stainless steel. The battery will consist of two power sections. The goals are battery activation in less than 0.2 s, 88 Wh/kg, 1,385 W/kg, and 179 Wh/L over an environmental temperature range of {minus}40 C to +70 C.

Briscoe, J.D.

1998-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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An Insoluble Titanium-Lead Anode for Sulfate Electrolytes  

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The project is devoted to the development of novel insoluble anodes for copper electrowinning and electrolytic manganese dioxide (EMD) production. The anodes are made of titanium-lead composite material produced by techniques of powder metallurgy, compaction of titanium powder, sintering and subsequent lead infiltration. The titanium-lead anode combines beneficial electrochemical behavior of a lead anode with high mechanical properties and corrosion resistance of a titanium anode. In the titanium-lead anode, the titanium stabilizes the lead, preventing it from spalling, and the lead sheathes the titanium, protecting it from passivation. Interconnections between manufacturing process, structure, composition and properties of the titanium-lead composite material were investigated. The material containing 20-30 vol.% of lead had optimal combination of mechanical and electrochemical properties. Optimal process parameters to manufacture the anodes were identified. Prototypes having optimized composition and structure were produced for testing in operating conditions of copper electrowinning and EMD production. Bench-scale, mini-pilot scale and pilot scale tests were performed. The test anodes were of both a plate design and a flow-through cylindrical design. The cylindrical anodes were composed of cylinders containing titanium inner rods and fitting over titanium-lead bushings. The cylindrical design allows the electrolyte to flow through the anode, which enhances diffusion of the electrolyte reactants. The cylindrical anodes demonstrate higher mass transport capabilities and increased electrical efficiency compared to the plate anodes. Copper electrowinning represents the primary target market for the titanium-lead anode. A full-size cylindrical anode performance in copper electrowinning conditions was monitored over a year. The test anode to cathode voltage was stable in the 1.8 to 2.0 volt range. Copper cathode morphology was very smooth and uniform. There was no measurable anode weight loss during this time period. Quantitative chemical analysis of the anode surface showed that the lead content after testing remained at its initial level. No lead dissolution or transfer from the anode to the product occurred.A key benefit of the titanium-lead anode design is that cobalt additions to copper electrolyte should be eliminated. Cobalt is added to the electrolyte to help stabilize the lead oxide surface of conventional lead anodes. The presence of the titanium intimately mixed with the lead should eliminate the need for cobalt stabilization of the lead surface. The anode should last twice as long as the conventional lead anode. Energy savings should be achieved due to minimizing and stabilizing the anode-cathode distance in the electrowinning cells. The anode is easily substitutable into existing tankhouses without a rectifier change.The copper electrowinning test data indicate that the titanium-lead anode is a good candidate for further testing as a possible replacement for a conventional lead anode. A key consideration is the cost. Titanium costs have increased. One of the ways to get the anode cost down is manufacturing the anodes with fewer cylinders. Additional prototypes having different number of cylinders were constructed for a long-term commercial testing in a circuit without cobalt. The objective of the testing is to evaluate the need for cobalt, investigate the effect of decreasing the number of cylinders on the anode performance, and to optimize further the anode design in order to meet the operating requirements, minimize the voltage, maximize the life of the anode, and to balance this against a reasonable cost for the anode. It is anticipated that after testing of the additional prototypes, a whole cell commercial test will be conducted to complete evaluation of the titanium-lead anode costs/benefits.

Ferdman, Alla

2005-05-11T23:59:59.000Z

310

Surface tension of electrolytes: Hydrophilic and hydrophobic ions near an interface  

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Surface tension of electrolytes: Hydrophilic and hydrophobic ions near an interface Akira Onukia layer. We also derive a general expression for the surface tension of electrolyte systems, which. DOI: 10.1063/1.2936992 I. INTRODUCTION It has long been known that the surface tension of a water

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Atomistic simulations of surface segregation of defects in solid oxide electrolytes  

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) are widely used electrolyte materials for solid oxide fuel cells (SOFCs) due to their high ionic conductivAtomistic simulations of surface segregation of defects in solid oxide electrolytes Hark B. Lee is important in fuel cell applications because it can affect the near-surface chemical reactions and ionic

Cai, Wei

312

Hans-Heinrich Mo bius On the history of solid electrolyte fuel cells  

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technologically orientated development of SO- FCs proceeds today. Key words Solid oxide fuel cells á SolidREVIEW Hans-Heinrich Mo� bius On the history of solid electrolyte fuel cells Received: 4 February lamps 1897) is described. The development of the fundamentals of solid electrolyte fuel cells started

Gleixner, Stacy

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JOURNAL OF MATERIALS SCIENCE 29 (1994) 4135-4151 Bismuth oxide-based solid electrolytes for  

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of investigations has been reported pertaining to the science and technology of solid oxide fuel cells (SOFCs) based as the electrolyte and are accordingly known as the molten carbonate fuel cells (MCFCs) and the solid oxide fuelJOURNAL OF MATERIALS SCIENCE 29 (1994) 4135-4151 Review Bismuth oxide-based solid electrolytes

Azad, Abdul-Majeed

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Electrochimica Acta 50 (2005) 21252134 Single-ion conducting polymersilicate nanocomposite electrolytes  

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in solid-state rechargeable lithium batteries [2]. However, since the local relaxations and segmental; accepted 13 September 2004 Abstract Solid-state polymer­silicate nanocomposite electrolytes based electrolytes for lithium battery applications Mary Kuriana,1, Mary E. Galvina,, Patrick E. Trapab, Donald R

Sadoway, Donald Robert

315

Block Copolymer Solid Battery Electrolyte with High Li-Ion Transference Number  

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Block Copolymer Solid Battery Electrolyte with High Li-Ion Transference Number Ayan Ghosh number TLi+ value of 0.9 at room temperature 21­23°C . The solid-state flexible, translucent polymer of withstanding such high voltage conditions. Unlike traditional liquid electrolytes, solid-state polymer electro

Rubloff, Gary W.

316

Self-doped block copolymer electrolytes for solid-state, rechargeable lithium batteries  

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Self-doped block copolymer electrolytes for solid-state, rechargeable lithium batteries Donald R. Introduction The ideal electrolyte material for a solid-state battery would have the ionic conductivity and cathode binder thin-®lm, solid-state, rechargeable lithium batteries of the type Li/ BCE/LiMnO2 have been

Sadoway, Donald Robert

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Effect of Counter Ion Placement on Conductivity in Single-Ion Conducting Block Copolymer Electrolytes  

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Electrolytes Sang-Woog Ryu, Patrick E. Trapa,* Solar C. Olugebefola, Juan A. Gonzalez-Leon, Donald R. Sadoway,* and Anne M. Mayes*,z Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02139-4307, USA Single-ion conducting block copolymer electrolytes were prepared

Sadoway, Donald Robert

318

Method for producing electricity from a fuel cell having solid-oxide ionic electrolyte  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

Stabilized quadrivalent cation oxide electrolytes are employed in fuel cells at elevated temperatures with a carbon and/or hydrogen containing fuel anode and an oxygen cathode. The fuel cell is operated at elevated temperatures with conductive metallic coatings as electrodes and desirably having the electrolyte surface blackened. Of particular interest as the quadrivalent oxide is zirconia.

Mason, David M. (Los Altos, CA)

1984-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

319

Metal-air cell comprising an electrolyte with a room temperature ionic liquid and hygroscopic additive  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

An electrochemical cell comprising an electrolyte comprising water and a hydrophobic ionic liquid comprising positive ions and negative ions. The electrochemical cell also includes an air electrode configured to absorb and reduce oxygen. A hydrophilic or hygroscopic additive modulates the hydrophobicity of the ionic liquid to maintain a concentration of the water in the electrolyte is between 0.001 mol % and 25 mol %.

Friesen, Cody A.; Krishnan, Ramkumar; Tang, Toni; Wolfe, Derek

2014-08-19T23:59:59.000Z

320

ESS 2012 Peer Review - Organic and Inorganic Solid Electrolytes for Li-ion Batteries - Nader Hagh, NEI Corporation  

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Organic and Inorganic Solid Electrolytes for Li-ion Batteries Organic and Inorganic Solid Electrolytes for Li-ion Batteries Background & Objectives * Lithium ion batteries widely used in consumer applications Solvent leakage and flammability of conventional liquid electrolytes * Current solid state electrolytes suffer from low ionic conductivity, inferior rate capability, and interfacial instability * Objective of the program is to develop solid state organic and inorganic electrolyte that has enhanced ionic conductivity * PEO based polymer electrolyte has poor room ionic conductivity due to crystallinity * The current program develops a PEO based hybrid copolymer that disrupts crystallization and at the same time provides mechanical integrity Abstract: The use of a solid polymer electrolyte instead of the conventional liquid or gel electrolyte can drastically improve the safety

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Basic principles of electrolyte chemistry for microfluidic electrokinetics. Part I: Acidbase equilibria and pH buffersx  

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Basic principles of electrolyte chemistry for microfluidic electrokinetics. Part I: Acid We review fundamental and applied acid­base equilibrium chemistry useful to microfluidic with electrolyte dynamics and electrochemistry in typical microfluidic electrokinetic systems. Introduction

Santiago, Juan G.

322

Identity of Passive Film Formed on Aluminum in Li-ion Battery Electrolytes with LiPF6  

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Film on Aluminum in Li-ion Battery Electrolytes with LiPFFormed on Aluminum in Li-ion Battery Electrolytes with LiPFbattery charging. From the prospective of maintaining a functioning cathode in Li-ion

Zhang, Xueyuan; Devine, T.M.

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

323

E-Print Network 3.0 - aqueous media treatment Sample Search Results  

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aqueous heterogeneous porous media. Proceedings... . Dickenson, E. and Rashidi, M. 1996. Small scale flow processes in aqueous heterogeneous porous media... in aqueous...

324

High elastic modulus polymer electrolytes suitable for preventing thermal runaway in lithium batteries  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A polymer that combines high ionic conductivity with the structural properties required for Li electrode stability is useful as a solid phase electrolyte for high energy density, high cycle life batteries that do not suffer from failures due to side reactions and dendrite growth on the Li electrodes, and other potential applications. The polymer electrolyte includes a linear block copolymer having a conductive linear polymer block with a molecular weight of at least 5000 Daltons, a structural linear polymer block with an elastic modulus in excess of 1.times.10.sup.7 Pa and an ionic conductivity of at least 1.times.10.sup.-5 Scm.sup.-1. The electrolyte is made under dry conditions to achieve the noted characteristics. In another aspect, the electrolyte exhibits a conductivity drop when the temperature of electrolyte increases over a threshold temperature, thereby providing a shutoff mechanism for preventing thermal runaway in lithium battery cells.

Mullin, Scott; Panday, Ashoutosh; Balsara, Nitash Pervez; Singh, Mohit; Eitouni, Hany Basam; Gomez, Enrique Daniel

2014-04-22T23:59:59.000Z

325

On the hydrophobicity and hydrophilicity of the cathode gas diffusion layer in a polymer electrolyte fuel cell  

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...diffusion layer in a polymer electrolyte fuel cell M. Vynnycky A. Gordon e-mail...layer (GDL) of a polymer electrolyte fuel cell is investigated asymptotically and...experimentally the case. polymer electrolyte fuel cell|gas diffusion layer|hydrophobicity...

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

326

Diesel-engine fumigation with aqueous ethanol  

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A three cylinder, two cycle diesel engine, rated at 22KW at 2300 rpm, was fumigated with ethanol of 140-to-200 proofs. P-T diagrams and engine performance were analyzed with particular emphasis on the detection and evaluation of the knock phenomenon. Satisfactory full load operation was obtained with thirty percent of the fuel energy supplied as aqueous ethanol.

McLaughlin, S.L.; Stephenson, K.Q.

1981-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

327

Method for aqueous radioactive waste treatment  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

Plutonium, strontium, and cesium found in aqueous waste solutions resulting from nuclear fuel processing are removed by contacting the waste solutions with synthetic zeolite incorporating up to about 5 wt % titanium as sodium titanate in an ion exchange system. More than 99.9% of the plutonium, strontium, and cesium are removed from the waste solutions.

Bray, Lane A. (Richland, WA); Burger, Leland L. (Richland, WA)

1994-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

328

Corrosion inhibitor for aqueous ammonia absorption system  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A method is described for inhibiting corrosion and the formation of hydrogen and thus improving absorption in an ammonia/water absorption refrigeration, air conditioning or heat pump system by maintaining the hydroxyl ion concentration of the aqueous ammonia working fluid within a selected range under anaerobic conditions at temperatures up to 425 F. This hydroxyl ion concentration is maintained by introducing to the aqueous ammonia working fluid an inhibitor in an amount effective to produce a hydroxyl ion concentration corresponding to a normality of the inhibitor relative to the water content ranging from about 0.015 N to about 0.2 N at 25 C. Also, working fluids for inhibiting the corrosion of carbon steel and resulting hydrogen formation and improving absorption in an ammonia/water absorption system under anaerobic conditions at up to 425 F. The working fluids may be aqueous solutions of ammonia and a strong base or aqueous solutions of ammonia, a strong base, and a specified buffer. 5 figs.

Phillips, B.A.; Whitlow, E.P.

1998-09-22T23:59:59.000Z

329

Corrosion inhibitor for aqueous ammonia absorption system  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A method of inhibiting corrosion and the formation of hydrogen and thus improving absorption in an ammonia/water absorption refrigeration, air conditioning or heat pump system by maintaining the hydroxyl ion concentration of the aqueous ammonia working fluid within a selected range under anaerobic conditions at temperatures up to 425.degree. F. This hydroxyl ion concentration is maintained by introducing to the aqueous ammonia working fluid an inhibitor in an amount effective to produce a hydroxyl ion concentration corresponding to a normality of the inhibitor relative to the water content ranging from about 0.015 N to about 0.2 N at 25.degree. C. Also, working fluids for inhibiting the corrosion of carbon steel and resulting hydrogen formation and improving absorption in an ammonia/water absorption system under anaerobic conditions at up to 425.degree. F. The working fluids may be aqueous solutions of ammonia and a strong base or aqueous solutions of ammonia, a strong base, and a specified buffer.

Phillips, Benjamin A. (Benton Harbor, MI); Whitlow, Eugene P. (St. Joseph, MI)

1998-09-22T23:59:59.000Z

330

Aluminium Electroplating on Steel from a Fused Bromide Electrolyte  

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A quaternary bromide bath (LiBr-KBr-CsBr-AlBr3) was used to electro-coat aluminium on steel substrates. The electrolyte was prepared by the addition of AlBr3 into the eutectic LiBr-KBr-CsBr melt. A smooth, thick, adherent and shiny aluminium coating could be obtained with 80 wt.% AlBr3 in the ternary melt. The SEM photographs of the coated surfaces suggest the formation of thick and dense coatings with good aluminium coverage. Both salt immersion and open circuit potential measurement suggest that the coatings did display good corrosion-resistance behavior. Annealing of the coated surfaces, prior to corrosion tests, suggested the robustness of the metallic aluminium coating in preventing the corrosion of the steel surfaces. Studies also indicated that the quaternary bromide plating bath can potentially provide a better aluminium coating on both ferrous and non-ferrous metals, including complex surfaces/geometries.

Prabhat Tripathy; Laura Wurth; Eric Dufek; Toni Y. Gutknecht; Natalie Gese; Paula Hahn; Steven Frank; Guy Fredrickson; J Stephen Herring

2014-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

331

Electra-optical device including a nitrogen containing electrolyte  

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Described is a thin-film battery, especially a thin-film microbattery, and a method for making same having application as a backup or primary integrated power source for electronic devices. The battery includes a novel electrolyte which is electrochemically stable and does not react with the lithium anode and a novel vanadium oxide cathode Configured as a microbattery, the battery can be fabricated directly onto a semiconductor chip, onto the semiconductor die or onto any portion of the chip carrier. The battery can be fabricated to any specified size or shape to meet the requirements of a particular application. The battery is fabricated of solid state materials and is capable of operation between -15.degree. C. and 150.degree. C.

Bates, John B. (Oak Ridge, TN); Dudney, Nancy J. (Knoxville, TN); Gruzalski, Greg R. (Oak Ridge, TN); Luck, Christopher F. (Knoxville, TN)

1995-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

332

Method of making an electrolyte for an electrochemical cell  

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Described is a thin-film battery, especially a thin-film microbattery, and a method for making same having application as a backup or primary integrated power source for electronic devices. The battery includes a novel electrolyte which is electrochemically stable and does not react with the lithium anode and a novel vanadium oxide cathode Configured as a microbattery, the battery can be fabricated directly onto a semiconductor chip, onto the semiconductor die or onto any portion of the chip carrier. The battery can be fabricated to any specified size or shape to meet the requirements of a particular application. The battery is fabricated of solid state materials and is capable of operation between -15.degree. C. and 150.degree. C.

Bates, John B. (Oak Ridge, TN); Dudney, Nancy J. (Knoxville, TN)

1996-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

333

Electrical contact structures for solid oxide electrolyte fuel cell  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

An improved electrical output connection means is provided for a high temperature solid oxide electrolyte type fuel cell generator. The electrical connection of the fuel cell electrodes to the electrical output bus, which is brought through the generator housing to be connected to an electrical load line maintains a highly uniform temperature distribution. The electrical connection means includes an electrode bus which is spaced parallel to the output bus with a plurality of symmetrically spaced transversely extending conductors extending between the electrode bus and the output bus, with thermal insulation means provided about the transverse conductors between the spaced apart buses. Single or plural stages of the insulated transversely extending conductors can be provided within the high temperatures regions of the fuel cell generator to provide highly homogeneous temperature distribution over the contacting surfaces.

Isenberg, Arnold O. (Forest Hills, PA)

1984-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Spectroscopic Studies of Atmospheric Relevant Air-Aqueous and Air-Silica DISSERTATION  

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process in the atmosphere. As models of these phenomena, interfacial water vapor uptake by #12;iii to the air-water interface were examined. Sum frequency generation (SFG), a surface specific techniqueSpectroscopic Studies of Atmospheric Relevant Air-Aqueous and Air-Silica Interfaces DISSERTATION

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Extraction of Biofuels and Biofeedstocks from Aqueous Solutions Using Ionic Liquids  

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Extraction of Biofuels and Biofeedstocks from Aqueous Solutions Using Ionic Liquids Luke D. Simoni-Butanol, Extraction, Liquid-Liquid Equilibrium, Excess Gibbs Energy Models, Biofuels #12;1 1. Introduction other organic compounds can be produced biologically, and thus can be considered as biofuel candidates

Stadtherr, Mark A.

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Fluid Phase Equilibria 218 (2004) 221228 Phase equilibrium in aqueous two-phase systems containing ethylene  

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ethylene oxide­propylene oxide block copolymers and dextran Eduardo dos Santos Tadaa, Watson Loha,1, Pedro equilibrium of aqueous two-phase systems containing the polysaccharide dextran and ethylene oxide (EO; Data; Dextran; Ethylene oxide­propylene oxide block copolymers; Gibbs energy; Thermodynamic modeling 1

Loh, Watson

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Equilibria in aqueous iodine solutions  

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for the determination of pH and. 1odide concentration. This instrument, reads pH to 0. 001 pH units and millivolts to F 1 mv. An Orion Specific Ion Electrode, Iodide Model 94-53, was used in the iodide determination. A Corning Triple Purpose pH glass elect- rode... with such electrodes fully confirms this statement. The optimum concentration of Solution I was found to be between 5 x 10 and 10 H iodide. Error in ZIIF Although short-term reproducibility to within 0. 001 26 pH unit can in principle be achieved. with the glass...

Burger, Joanne Denise

1970-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Pushing the Theoretical Limit of Li-CFx Batteries: A Tale of Bi-functional Electrolyte  

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In a typical battery, electrodes deliver capacities less or equal the theoretical maxima of the electrode materials.1 The inert electrolyte functions solely as the ionic conductor without contribution to the cell capacity because of its distinct mono-function in the concept of conventional batteries. Here we demonstrate that the most energy-dense Li-CFx battery2 delivers a capacity exceeding the theoretical maximum of CFx with a solid electrolyte of Li3PS4 (LPS) that has dual functions: as the inert electrolyte at the anode and the active component at the cathode. Such a bi-functional electrolyte reconciles both inert and active characteristics through a synergistic discharge mechanism of CFx and LPS. Li3PS4 is known as an inactive solid electrolyte with a broad electrochemical window over 5 V.3 The synergy at the cathode is through LiF, the discharge product of CFx, which activates the electrochemical discharge of LPS at a close electrochemical potential of CFx. Therefore, the solid-state Li-CFx batteries output 126.6% energy beyond their theoretic limits without compromising the stability of the cell voltage. The extra energy comes from the electrochemical discharge of LPS, the inert electrolyte. This bi-functional electrolyte revolutionizes the concept of conventional batteries and opens a new avenue for the design of batteries with an unprecedentedly high energy density.

Rangasamy, Ezhiylmurugan [ORNL] [ORNL; Li, Juchuan [ORNL] [ORNL; Sahu, Gayatri [ORNL] [ORNL; Dudney, Nancy J [ORNL] [ORNL; Liang, Chengdu [ORNL] [ORNL

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Electrolytic Reduction of Spent Light Water Reactor Fuel Bench-Scale Experiment Results  

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A series of experiments were performed to demonstrate the electrolytic reduction of spent light water reactor fuel at bench-scale in a hot cell at the Idaho National Laboratory Materials and Fuels Complex. The process involves the conversion of oxide fuel to metal by electrolytic means, which would then enable subsequent separation and recovery of actinides via existing electrometallurgical technologies, i.e., electrorefining. Four electrolytic reduction runs were performed at bench scale using ~500 ml of molten LiCl – 1 wt% Li2O electrolyte at 650 şC. In each run, ~50 g of crushed spent oxide fuel was loaded into a permeable stainless steel basket and immersed into the electrolyte as the cathode. A spiral wound platinum wire was immersed into the electrolyte as the anode. When a controlled electric current was conducted through the anode and cathode, the oxide fuel was reduced to metal in the basket and oxygen gas was evolved at the anode. Salt samples were extracted before and after each electrolytic reduction run and analyzed for fuel and fission product constituents. The fuel baskets following each run were sectioned and the fuel was sampled, revealing an extent of uranium oxide reduction in excess of 98%.

Steven D. Herrmann

2007-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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E-Print Network 3.0 - aqueous humor enhances Sample Search Results  

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of Aqueous Humor through Microporous... recently been shown that aqueous ... Source: Johnson, Mark - Biomedical Engineering Department, Northwestern University Collection:...

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Colloid Transport and Retention in Unsaturated Porous Media: A Review of Interface-, Collector-, and Pore-Scale Processes and Models  

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...Quantification of particle-bubble interactions using atomic...Electrophoretic behaviour of bubbles in aqueous electrolytes...potential of an oily sludge-degrading bacterial...water content and ionic strength on particle straining...Visualization of the role of the gas-water interface on...

Scott A. Bradford; Saeed Torkzaban

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Aqueous absorption fluids. Annual report, July 1987-June 1988  

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The report describes the first year of study of aqueous-based working fluids that allow for air-cooled absorption chiller operation. The successful development of such fluids will eliminate the need for cooling towers in gas-fired chiller equipment for residential and unitary markets and possibly allow for building heating with absorbed heat. Several candidate fluids were investigated experimentally, and three were found to exhibit significant potential increases in absorber temperature of 13 to 27 F. Two candidates were retained for further investigation next year. A computer model for a single-stage absorption cycle was developed. The model will predict the cycle performance when additional fluid data from a test sorber are available.

Rockenfeller, U.; Langeliers, J.

1988-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Electron-beam patterning of polymer electrolyte films to make multiple nanoscale gates for nanowire transistors  

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We report an electron-beam based method for the nanoscale patterning of the poly(ethylene oxide)/LiClO$_{4}$ polymer electrolyte. We use the patterned polymer electrolyte as a high capacitance gate dielectric in single nanowire transistors and obtain subthreshold swings comparable to conventional metal/oxide wrap-gated nanowire transistors. Patterning eliminates gate/contact overlap which reduces parasitic effects and enables multiple, independently controllable gates. The method's simplicity broadens the scope for using polymer electrolyte gating in studies of nanowires and other nanoscale devices.

D. J. Carrad; A. M. Burke; R. W. Lyttleton; H. J. Joyce; H. H. Tan; C. Jagadish; K. Storm; H. Linke; L. Samuelson; A. P. Micolich

2014-04-08T23:59:59.000Z

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Aluminum oxyhydroxide based separator/electrolyte and battery system, and a method making the same  

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The instant invention relates a solid-state electrochemical cell and a novel separator/electrolyte incorporated therein. A preferred embodiment of the invented electrochemical cell generally comprises a unique metal oxyhydroxide based (i.e. AlOOH) separator/electrolyte membrane sandwiched between a first electrode and a second electrode. A preferred novel separator/electrolyte comprises a nanoparticulate metal oxyhydroxide, preferably AlOOH and a salt which are mixed and then pressed together to form a monolithic metal oxyhydroxide-salt membrane.

Gerald, II, Rex E. (Brookfield, IL); Klingler, Robert J. (Glenview, IL); Rathke, Jerome W. (Homer Glen, IL)

2011-03-08T23:59:59.000Z

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The evidence of cathodic micro-discharges during plasma electrolytic oxidation process  

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Plasma electrolytic oxidation (PEO) processing of EV31 magnesium alloy has been carried out in fluoride containing electrolyte under bipolar pulse current regime. Unusual PEO cathodic micro-discharges have been observed and investigated. It is shown that the cathodic micro-discharges exhibit a collective intermittent behavior, which is discussed in terms of charge accumulations at the layer/electrolyte and layer/metal interfaces. Optical emission spectroscopy is used to determine the electron density (typ. 10{sup 15}?cm{sup ?3}) and the electron temperature (typ. 7500?K) while the role of F{sup ?} anions on the appearance of cathodic micro-discharges is pointed out.

Nominé, A., E-mail: alexandre.nomine@univ-lorraine.fr [Institut Jean Lamour, UMR 7198 CNRS, Université de Lorraine, Parc de Saurupt, 54011 Nancy (France); National Institute of Science and Technology “MISiS,” 4, Leninskij Prospekt, Moscow 119049 (Russian Federation); Martin, J.; Noël, C.; Henrion, G.; Belmonte, T. [Institut Jean Lamour, UMR 7198 CNRS, Université de Lorraine, Parc de Saurupt, 54011 Nancy (France); Bardin, I. V.; Kovalev, V. L.; Rakoch, A. G. [National Institute of Science and Technology “MISiS,” 4, Leninskij Prospekt, Moscow 119049 (Russian Federation)

2014-02-24T23:59:59.000Z

346

Method for treating electrolyte to remove Li.sub.2 O  

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A method of removing Li.sub.2 O present in an electrolyte predominantly of LiCl and KCl. The electrolyte is heated to a temperature not less than about 500.degree. C. and then Al is introduced into the electrolyte in an amount in excess of the stoichiometric amount needed to convert the Li.sub.2 O to a Li-Al alloy and lithium aluminate salt. The salt and aluminum are maintained in contact with agitation for a time sufficient to convert the Li.sub.2 O.

Tomczuk, Zygmunt (Lockport, IL); Miller, William E. (Naperville, IL); Johnson, Gerald K. (Downers Grove, IL); Willit, James L. (Batavia, IL)

1998-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Method for treating electrolyte to remove Li{sub 2}O  

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A method is described for removing Li{sub 2}O present in an electrolyte predominantly of LiCl and KCl. The electrolyte is heated to a temperature not less than about 500 C and then Al is introduced into the electrolyte in an amount in excess of the stoichiometric amount needed to convert the Li{sub 2}O to a Li-Al alloy and lithium aluminate salt. The salt and aluminum are maintained in contact with agitation for a time sufficient to convert the Li{sub 2}O.

Tomczuk, Z.; Miller, W.E.; Johnson, G.K.; Willit, J.L.

1998-01-20T23:59:59.000Z

348

Aqueous flooding methods for tertiary oil recovery  

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A method of aqueous flooding of subterranean oil bearing formation for tertiary oil recovery involves injecting through a well into the formation a low alkaline pH aqueous sodium bicarbonate flooding solution. The flooding solution's pH ranges from about 8.25 to 9.25 and comprises from 0.25 to 5 weight percent and preferably about 0.75 to 3.0 weight percent of sodium bicarbonate and includes a petroleum recovery surfactant of 0.05 to 1.0 weight percent and between 1 and 20 weight percent of sodium chloride. After flooding, an oil and water mixture is withdrawn from the well and the oil is separated from the oil and water mixture.

Peru, Deborah A. (Bartlesville, OK)

1989-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

349

Electrochemical separation of actinides and fission products in molten salt electrolyte  

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Molten salt electrochemical separation may be applied to accelerator-based conversion (ABC) and transmutation systems by dissolving the fluoride transport salt in LiCl-KCl eutectic solvent. The resulting fluoride-chloride mixture will contain small concentrations of fission product rare earths (La, Nd, Gd, Pr, Ce, Eu, Sm, and Y) and actinides (U, Np, Pu, Am, and Cm). The Gibbs free energies of formation of the metal chlorides are grouped advantageously such that the actinides can be deposited on a solid cathode with the majority of the rare earths remaining in the electrolyte. Thus, the actinides are recycled for further transmutation. Rockwell and its partners have measured the thermodynamic properties of the metal chlorides of interest (rare earths and actinides) and demonstrated separation of actinides from rare earths in laboratory studies. A model is being developed to predict the performance of a commercial electrochemical cell for separations starting with PUREX compositions. This model predicts excellent separation of plutonium and other actinides from the rare earths in metal-salt systems.

Gay, R. L.; Grantham, L. F.; Fusselman, S. P.; Grimmett, D. L.; Roy, J. J. [Rockwell International/Rocketdyne Division Canoga Park, California 91309-7922 (United States)

1995-09-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Heat and water transport in a polymer electrolyte fuel cell electrode  

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In the present scenario of a global initiative toward a sustainable energy future, the polymer electrolyte fuel cell (PEFC) has emerged as one of the most promising alternative energy conversion devices for various applications. Despite tremendous progress in recent years, a pivotal performance limitation in the PEFC comes from liquid water transport and the resulting flooding phenomena. Liquid water blocks the open pore space in the electrode and the fibrous diffusion layer leading to hindered oxygen transport. The electrode is also the only component in the entire PEFC sandwich which produces waste heat from the electrochemical reaction. The cathode electrode, being the host to several competing transport mechanisms, plays a crucial role in the overall PEFC performance limitation. In this work, an electrode model is presented in order to elucidate the coupled heat and water transport mechanisms. Two scenarios are specifically considered: (1) conventional, Nafion{reg_sign} impregnated, three-phase electrode with the hydrated polymeric membrane phase as the conveyer of protons where local electro-neutrality prevails; and (2) ultra-thin, two-phase, nano-structured electrode without the presence of ionomeric phase where charge accumulation due to electro-statics in the vicinity of the membrane-CL interface becomes important. The electrode model includes a physical description of heat and water balance along with electrochemical performance analysis in order to study the influence of electro-statics/electro-migration and phase change on the PEFC electrode performance.

Mukherjee, Partha P [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Mukundan, Rangachary [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Borup, Rod L [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Ranjan, Devesh [TEXAS A& M UNIV

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Efficient Reformulation of Solid-Phase Diffusion in Physics-Based Lithium-Ion Battery Models  

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Efficient Reformulation of Solid-Phase Diffusion in Physics-Based Lithium-Ion Battery Models or approximation for the solid phase. One of the major difficulties in simulating Li-ion battery models is the need typically solve electrolyte con- centration, electrolyte potential, solid-state potential, and solid-state

Subramanian, Venkat

352

Transport Modeling Working Group Meeting Reports  

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Reports from meetings of the Transport Modeling Working Group, which meets twice per year to exchange information, create synergies, share experimental and computational results, and collaboratively develop methodologies for and understanding of transport phenomena in polymer electrolyte fuel cell stacks.

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A concise model for evaluating water electrolysis  

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To evaluate water electrolysis in hydrogen production, a concise model was developed to analyze the current–voltage characteristics of an electrolytic cell. This model describes the water electrolysis capability by means of incorporating thermodynamic, kinetic and electrical resistance effects. These three effects are quantitatively expressed with three main parameters; the thermodynamic parameter which is the water dissociation potential; the kinetic parameter which reflects the overall electrochemical kinetic effect of both electrodes in the electrolytic cell, and the ohmic parameter which reflects the total resistance of the electrolytic cell. Using the model, different electrolytic cells with various operating conditions can be conveniently compared with each other. The modeling results are found to agree well with experimental data and previous published work.

Muzhong Shen; Nick Bennett; Yulong Ding; Keith Scott

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Electrochemical properties of Li ion polymer battery with gel polymer electrolyte based on polyurethane  

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Gel polymer electrolyte (GPE) was prepared using polyurethane acrylate as polymer host and its performance was evaluated. LiCoO2/GPE/graphite cells were prepared and their electrochemical performance as a functio...

H-S. Kim; G-Y. Choi; S-I. Moon; S-P. Kim

2003-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Effects of electrode compression on the performance of a solid polymer electrolyte fuel cell  

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The effects of electrode compression on the performance of a polymer electrolyte fuel cell (PEFC) were investigated. Preliminary testing showed that considerable compression of the carbon cloth electrodes was provided by the PEFC structure. Further...

Del Campo, Christopher Scott

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

356

Polymer electrolyte fuel cell performance degradation at different synchrotron beam intensities  

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The dependency of beam intensity on the performance degradation of polymer electrolyte fuel cells during X-ray imaging experiments at the Tomcat beamline of the Swiss Light Source is reported and the underlying degradation mechanisms are identified.

Eller, J.

2013-11-02T23:59:59.000Z

357

Progress in Electrolyte Component R&D within the ABR Program...  

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Reversible redox at 4.0V vs LiLi + : suitable for LiFePO 4 chemistry * No interfere with bulk electrolyte. * Reduce cost by simplifying the BMS: 10% reduction estimated by BatPaC...

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High Temperature/Low Humidity Polymer Electrolytes Derived from Ionic Liquids  

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Presentation on High Temperature/Low Humidity Polymer Electrolytes Derived from Ionic Liquids to the High Temperature Membrane Working Group Meeting held in Arlington, Virginia, May 26,2005.

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Author's personal copy Developments in electrode materials and electrolytes for aluminiumeair batteries  

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the oxidation of Al. anode oxidation in the alkaline electrolyte. 2013 Keywords: Aluminium anode Corrosion Equilibrium redox potential Inhibitors Ionic liquid Oxygen of water on the anode and (b) the formation of a passive hydroxide layer on aluminium, which inhibits

Gravell, Andrew M.

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Isotopic Effects of Hydrogen During the Decomposition of Water in Electrolysis with a Solid Polymer Electrolyte  

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The partition coefficients of hydrogen isotopes in the decomposition of water in electrolyzers with a solid polymer electrolyte are measured in a wide range of deuterium content in the initial water (from the ...

O. M. Ivanchuk; V. G. Goryanina; M. B. Rozenkevich

2000-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Long-term stability of sulfated hydrous titania-based electrolyte for water electrolysis  

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The long-term stability in water was investigated for an inorganic proton conductor based on sulfated hydrous titania electrolyte in water electrolysis. Heat treatment temperature in the range of ... critical par...

Seok-Jun Kim; Takaaki Sakai; Hiroyuki Oda…

2012-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Crosslinked polymer gel electrolytes based on polyethylene glycol methacrylate and ionic liquid for lithium battery applications  

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Gel polymer electrolytes were synthesized by copolymerization polyethylene glycol methyl ether methacrylate with polyethylene glycol dimethacrylate in the presence of a room temperature ionic liquid, methylpropylpyrrolidinium bis(trifluoromethanesulfonyl)imide (MPPY TFSI). The physical properties of gel polymer electrolytes were characterized by thermal analysis, impedance spectroscopy, and electrochemical tests. The ionic conductivities of the gel polymer electrolytes increased linearly with the amount of MPPY TFSI and were mainly attributed to the increased ion mobility as evidenced by the decreased glass transition temperatures. Li||LiFePO4 cells were assembled using the gel polymer electrolytes containing 80 wt% MPPY TFSI via an in situ polymerization method. A reversible cell capacity of 90 mAh g 1 was maintained under the current density of C/10 at room temperature, which was increased to 130 mAh g 1 by using a thinner membrane and cycling at 50 C.

Liao, Chen [ORNL; Sun, Xiao-Guang [ORNL; Dai, Sheng [ORNL

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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GBL-based electrolyte for Li-ion battery: thermal and electrochemical performance  

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Thermal stability, flammability, and electrochemical performances of...4] have been examined in comparison with contemporary (EC/EMC, 1:3 vol.%, 1 M LiPF6...) electrolyte by DSC, accelerating rate calorimetry (AR...

Dmitry Belov; Deng-Tswen Shieh

2012-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Thermal behaviors of electrolytes in lithium-ion batteries determined by differential scanning calorimeter  

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Lithium-ion batteries have been widely used in daily electric ... occurred from time to time. Lithium-ion batteries composed of various electrolytes (containing organic solvents ... to meet safety requirements of...

Yu-Yun Sun; Tsai-Ying Hsieh; Yih-Shing Duh…

2014-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Coordination Chemistry in magnesium battery electrolytes: how ligands affect their performance  

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Magnesium battery is potentially a safe, cost-effective, and high energy density technology for large scale energy storage. However, the development of magnesium battery has been hindered by the limited performance and the lack of fundamental understandings of electrolytes. Here, we present a coordination chemistry study of Mg(BH4)2 in ethereal solvents. The O donor denticity, i.e. ligand strength of the ethereal solvents which act as ligands to form solvated Mg complexes, plays a significant role in enhancing coulombic efficiency of the corresponding solvated Mg complex electrolytes. A new and safer electrolyte is developed based on Mg(BH4)2, diglyme and optimized LiBH4 additive. The new electrolyte demonstrates 100% coulombic efficiency, no dendrite formation, and stable cycling performance with the cathode capacity retention of ~90% for 300 cycles in a prototype magnesium battery.

Shao, Yuyan; Liu, Tianbiao L.; Li, Guosheng; Gu, Meng; Nie, Zimin; Engelhard, Mark H.; Xiao, Jie; Lu, Dongping; Wang, Chong M.; Zhang, Jiguang; Liu, Jun

2013-11-04T23:59:59.000Z

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Conduction mechanism of lithium bis(oxalato)borate–cellulose acetate polymer gel electrolytes  

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Polymer gel electrolytes (PGE) belonging to salt–solvent–polymer hybrid systems are prepared using a mixture of lithium bis(oxalato)borate (LiBOB), ?-butyrolactone (?-BL), and cellulose acetate (CA). The increase...

S. Z. Z. Abidin; M. Z. A. Yahya; O. H. Hassan; A. M. M. Ali

2014-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

367

Tuning the threshold voltage in electrolyte-gated organic field-effect transistors  

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...variation of the electric potential (constant electric field) across the...respectively. q is the elementary charge, Qis is the...attributed to contact resistance. The threshold...Chemicals | Algorithms Electric Conductivity Electrolytes...

Loďg Kergoat; Lars Herlogsson; Benoit Piro; Minh Chau Pham; Gilles Horowitz; Xavier Crispin; Magnus Berggren

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Electrochemical behavior of liquid Sb anode system for electrolytic reduction of UO2  

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Electrolytic reduction of metal oxides is a key technique of pyroprocessing, the combination of several electrochemical processes to...1–6]. The spent nuclear fuels are mainly composed of metal oxides including U...

Sung-Wook Kim; Wooshin Park; Hun Suk Im…

2014-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Energy-Density Enhancement of Carbon-Nanotube-Based Supercapacitors with Redox Couple in Organic Electrolyte  

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Energy-Density Enhancement of Carbon-Nanotube-Based Supercapacitors with Redox Couple in Organic Electrolyte ... The redox molecule also contributes to increasing the cell capacitance by a faradaic redox reaction, and therefore the energy density of the supercapacitor can be significantly increased. ... More specifically, the addition of redox-active decamethylferrocene in an organic electrolyte results in an approximately 27-fold increase in the energy density of carbon-nanotube-based supercapacitors. ...

Jinwoo Park; Byungwoo Kim; Young-Eun Yoo; Haegeun Chung; Woong Kim

2014-11-16T23:59:59.000Z

370

Trickle irrigation of grain sorghum with water of different electrolyte concentrations  

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TRICKLE IRRIGATION OF GRAIN SORGHUM WITH WATER OF DIFFERENT ELECTROLYTE CONCENTRATIONS A Thesis by WILLIAM JOHN SEIFERT, JR. Submitted to the Graduate College of Texas A&M University in partial fulfillment of the requirement for the degree... of MASTER OF SCIENCE May 1973 Major Subject: Agricultural Engineering TRICKLE IRRIGATION OF GRAIN SORGHUM WITH WATER OF DIFFERENT ELECTROLYTE CONCENTRATIONS A Thesis by WILLIAM JOHN SEIFERT& JR. Approved as to sty1e and content by: airman of Commi...

Seifert, William John

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

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DEVELOPMENT AND SELECTION OF IONIC LIQUID ELECTROLYTES FOR HYDROXIDE CONDUCTING POLYBENZIMIDAZOLE MEMBRANES IN ALKALINE FUEL CELLS  

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Alkaline fuel cell (AFC) operation is currently limited to specialty applications such as low temperatures and pure H{sub 2}/O{sub 2} due to the corrosive nature of the electrolyte and formation of carbonates. AFCs are the cheapest and potentially most efficient (approaching 70%) fuel cells. The fact that non-Pt catalysts can be used, makes them an ideal low cost alternative for power production. The anode and cathode are separated by and solid electrolyte or alkaline porous media saturated with KOH. However, CO{sub 2} from the atmosphere or fuel feed severely poisons the electrolyte by forming insoluble carbonates. The corrosivity of KOH (electrolyte) limits operating temperatures to no more than 80?C. This chapter examines the development of ionic liquids electrolytes that are less corrosive, have higher operating temperatures, do not chemically bond to CO{sub 2}, and enable alternative fuels. Work is detailed on the IL selection and characterization as well as casting methods within the polybenzimidazole based solid membrane. This approach is novel as it targets the root of the problem (the electrolyte) unlike other current work in alkaline fuel cells which focus on making the fuel cell components more durable.

Fox, E.

2012-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

372

Polymer electrolyte fuel cells: Potential transportation and stationary applications  

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The application of the polymer electrolyte fuel cell (PEFC) as a primary power source in electric vehicles has received increasing attention during the last few years. This increased attention is the result of a combination of significant technical advances in this fuel cell technology and the initiation of some projects for the demonstration of a complete, PEFC-based power system a bus or in a passenger car. Such demonstration projects reflect an increase in industry's faith in the potential of this technology for transportation applications, or, at least, in the need for a detailed evaluation of this potential. Nevertheless, large scale transportation applications of PEFCs require a continued concerted effort of research on catalysis, materials and components, combined with the engineering efforts addressing the complete power system. This is required to achieve a cost effective, highly performing PEFC stack and power system. A related set of technical and cost challenges arises in the context of potential applications of PEFCs for stationary power applications, although there are clearly some differences in their nature, particularly, to do with the different types of fuels to be employed for each of these applications. We describe in this contribution some recent results of work performed by the Core Research PEFC Program at Los Alamos National Laboratory, which has addressed materials, components and single cell testing of PEFCS. Also included are some recent observations and some insights regarding the potential of this fuel cell technology for stationary Power generation.

Gottesfeld, S.

1993-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Polymer electrolyte fuel cells: Potential transportation and stationary applications  

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The application of the polymer electrolyte fuel cell (PEFC) as a primary power source in electric vehicles has received increasing attention during the last few years. This increased attention is the result of a combination of significant technical advances in this fuel cell technology and the initiation of some projects for the demonstration of a complete, PEFC-based power system a bus or in a passenger car. Such demonstration projects reflect an increase in industry`s faith in the potential of this technology for transportation applications, or, at least, in the need for a detailed evaluation of this potential. Nevertheless, large scale transportation applications of PEFCs require a continued concerted effort of research on catalysis, materials and components, combined with the engineering efforts addressing the complete power system. This is required to achieve a cost effective, highly performing PEFC stack and power system. A related set of technical and cost challenges arises in the context of potential applications of PEFCs for stationary power applications, although there are clearly some differences in their nature, particularly, to do with the different types of fuels to be employed for each of these applications. We describe in this contribution some recent results of work performed by the Core Research PEFC Program at Los Alamos National Laboratory, which has addressed materials, components and single cell testing of PEFCS. Also included are some recent observations and some insights regarding the potential of this fuel cell technology for stationary Power generation.

Gottesfeld, S.

1993-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Electrochemical characterization of Polymer Electrolyte Membrane Water Electrolysis Cells  

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Abstract The purpose of this paper is to report on the electrochemical characterization of Polymer Electrolyte Membrane (PEM) water electrolysis cells. Results were obtained using membrane-electrode assemblies containing unsupported IrO2 catalyst at anode for the oxygen evolution reaction (OER) and carbon-supported platinum nano-particles at the cathode for the hydrogen evolution reaction (HER). Roughness factors of anodes and cathodes have been determined using an internal reference electrode. Individual cell voltage contributions have also been measured as a function of operating current density. Cell impedance spectra have been measured at different cell voltages along the polarization curve. It is shown that charge transfer processes are major cell impedance contributors at voltages up to 1.8-1.9 V. At higher cell voltages, cell impedances are mainly resistive. It is shown that the impedance associated with the HER is negligible and that the two time-constants observed on experimental impedance spectra can both be attributed to the OER. Possible mechanism options are discussed. Finally, some results related to the EIS characterization of PEM water electrolysis stacks are also reported.

C. Rozain; P. Millet

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

375

Surface Tension of Electrolyte Solutions: A Self-consistent Theory  

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We study the surface tension of electrolyte solutions at the air/water and oil/water interfaces. Employing field-theoretical methods and considering short-range interactions of anions with the surface, we expand the Helmholtz free energy to first-order in a loop expansion and calculate the excess surface tension. Our approach is self-consistent and yields an analytical prediction that reunites the Onsager-Samaras pioneering result (which does not agree with experimental data), with the ionic specificity of the Hofmeister series. We obtain analytically the surface-tension dependence on the ionic strength, ionic size and ion-surface interaction, and show consequently that the Onsager-Samaras result is consistent with the one-loop correction beyond the mean-field result. Our theory fits well a wide range of concentrations for different salts using one fit parameter, reproducing the reverse Hofmeister series for anions at the air/water and oil/water interfaces.10.1029

Tomer Markovich; David Andelman; Rudi Podgornik

2014-04-09T23:59:59.000Z

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Functionalized Polymers For Binding To Solutes In Aqueous Solutions  

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Functionalized Polymers For Binding To Solutes In Aqueous Solutions Functionalized Polymers For Binding To Solutes In Aqueous Solutions Functionalized Polymers For Binding To Solutes In Aqueous Solutions A functionalized polymer for binding a dissolved molecule in an aqueous solution is presented. Available for thumbnail of Feynman Center (505) 665-9090 Email Functionalized Polymers For Binding To Solutes In Aqueous Solutions A functionalized polymer for binding a dissolved molecule in an aqueous solution is presented. The polymer has a backbone polymer to which one or more functional groups are covalently linked. The backbone polymer can be such polymers as polyethylenimine, polyvinylamine, polyallylamine, and polypropylamine. These polymers are generally water-soluble, but can be insoluble when cross-linked. The functional group can be for example diol

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Viscosity of aqueous and cyanate ester suspensions containing alumina nanoparticles.  

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??Concentrated aqueous alumina nanoparticle suspensions with additions of saccharides such as fructose, glucose, sucrose, and others were studied by rheometry and low temperature differential scanning… (more)

Lawler, Katherine Ann

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Method and apparatus for destroying organic contaminants in aqueous liquids  

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A method and apparatus for destroying organic contaminants, such as trichloroethylene, in aqueous liquids, such as groundwater, utilizing steam stripping integrated with biodegradation. The contaminated aqueous liquid is fed into a steam stripper causing the volatilization of essentially all of the organic contaminants and a portion of the aqueous liquid. The majority of the aqueous liquid is discharged from the steam stripper. The volatilized vapors are then condensed to the liquid phase and introduced into a bioreactor. The bioreactor contains methanotrophic microorganisms which convert the organic contaminants into mainly carbon dioxide. The effluent from the bioreactor is then recycled back to the steam stripper for further processing. 2 figures.

Donaldson, T.L.; Wilson, J.H.

1993-09-21T23:59:59.000Z

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Chemical Processing in High-Pressure Aqueous Environments. 7...  

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Aqueous Environments. 7. Process Development for Catalytic Gasification of Wet Biomass Feedstocks."Industrial and Engineering Chemistry Research 43(9):1999-2004. Authors: DC...

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MTR CONVERTER WITH AQUEOUS BLANKET | OSTI, US Dept of Energy...  

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Oak Ridge, TN (United States) Reactors employing two different arrangements of the aluminum-clad MTR- type fuel elements and an aqueous solution ''blanket'' are considered for...

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Scientific Aspects of Polymer Electrolyte Fuel Cell Durability and Degradation  

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Rod Borup is a Team Leader in the fuel cell program at Los Alamos National Lab in Los Alamos, New Mexico. He received his B.S.E. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Iowa in 1988 and his Ph.D. from the University of Washington in 1993. He has worked on fuel cell technology since 1994, working in the areas of hydrogen production and PEM fuel cell stack components. He has been awarded 12 U.S. patents, authored over 40 papers related to fuel cell technology, and presented over 50 oral papers at national meetings. His current main research area is related to water transport in PEM fuel cells and PEM fuel cell durability. Recently, he was awarded the 2005 DOE Hydrogen Program R&D Award for the most significant R&D contribution of the year for his team's work in fuel cell durability and was the Principal Investigator for the 2004 Fuel Cell Seminar (San Antonio, TX, USA) Best Poster Award. Jeremy Meyers is an Assistant Professor of materials science and engineering and mechanical engineering at the University of Texas at Austin, where his research focuses on the development of electrochemical energy systems and materials. Prior to joining the faculty at Texas, Jeremy worked as manager of the advanced transportation technology group at UTC Power, where he was responsible for developing new system designs and components for automotive PEM fuel cell power plants. While at UTC Power, Jeremy led several customer development projects and a DOE-sponsored investigation into novel catalysts and membranes for PEM fuel cells. Jeremy has coauthored several papers on key mechanisms of fuel cell degradation and is a co-inventor of several patents. In 2006, Jeremy and several colleagues received the George Mead Medal, UTC's highest award for engineering achievement, and he served as the co-chair of the Gordon Research Conference on fuel cells. Jeremy received his Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from the University of California at Berkeley and holds a Bachelor's Degree in Chemical Engineering from Stanford University. Bryan Pivovar received his B.S. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Wisconsin in 1994. He completed his Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering at the University of Minnesota in 2000 under the direction of Profs. Ed Cussler and Bill Smyrl, studying transport properties in fuel cell electrolytes. He continued working in the area of polymer electrolyte fuel cells at Los Alamos National Laboratory as a post-doc (2000-2001), as a technical staff member (2001-2005), and in his current position as a team leader (2005-present). In this time, Bryan's research has expanded to include further aspects of fuel cell operation, including electrodes, subfreezing effects, alternative polymers, hydroxide conductors, fuel cell interfaces, impurities, water transport, and high-temperature membranes. Bryan has served at various levels in national and international conferences and workshops, including organizing a DOE sponsored workshop on freezing effects in fuel cells and an ARO sponsored workshop on alkaline membrane fuel cells, and he was co-chair of the 2007 Gordon Research Conference on Fuel Cells. Minoru Inaba is a Professor at the Department of Molecular Science and Technology, Faculty of Engineering, Doshisha University, Japan. He received his B.Sc. from the Faculty of Engineering, Kyoto University, in 1984 and his M.Sc. in 1986 and his Dr. Eng. in 1995 from the Graduate School of Engineering, Kyoto University. He has worked on electrochemical energy conversion systems including fuel cells and lithium-ion batteries at Kyoto University (1992-2002) and at Doshisha University (2002-present). His primary research interest is the durability of polymer electrolyte fuel cells (PEFCs), in particular, membrane degradation, and he has been involved in NEDO R&D research projects on PEFC durability since 2001. He has authored over 140 technical papers and 30 review articles. Kenichiro Ota is a Professor of the Chemical Energy Laboratory at the Graduate School of Engineering, Yokohama National University, Japan. He received his B.S.

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Draft Funding Opportunity Announcement for Research and Development of Polymer Electrolyte Membrane (PEM) Fuel Cells for the Hydrogen Economy  

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Proposed statement of work for the upcoming solicitation for Research and Development of Polymer Electrolyte Membrane (PEM) Fuel Cells for the Hydrogen Economy.

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Electrophoretic NMR measurements of lithium transference numbers in polymer gel electrolytes  

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Polymer gel electrolytes are of increasing interest for plastic lithium batteries largely because of their high room temperature conductivity. Several studies have probed their conductivity and electrochemical stability but very little work has been done related to lithium transference numbers. Lithium ion transference numbers, the net number of Faradays carried by lithium upon the passage of 1 Faraday of charge across a cell, are key figures of merit for any potential lithium battery electrolytes. The authors describe here their application of electrophoretic NMR (ENMR) to the determination of transference numbers of lithium ions in polymer gel electrolytes. Two types of polymer gel electrolytes were selected for this study: PAN/PC/EC/LiX and Kynar/PC/LiX. Results obtained for the two types of gels are compared and the effects of anion, polymer-ion interactions and ion-ion interactions on lithium transference numbers are discussed. Significant differences in the behavior of transference numbers with salt concentration are observed for the two types of gels. This may be due to the extent of interaction between the polymer and the ions. Implications for solid polymer electrolytes are discussed.

Dai, H.; Sanderson, S.; Davey, J.; Uribe, F.; Zawodzinski, T.A. Jr. [Los Alamos National Lab., NM (United States). Electronics Materials and Device Research Group

1997-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Electrochimica Acta 51 (2006) 31393150 Direct numerical simulation (DNS) modeling of PEFC electrodes  

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Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved. Keywords: Polymer electrolyte fuel cell; Cathode catalyst layer; Pore. The fuel (i.e. hydrogen) and oxidant (i.e. oxygen) react electrochemically in the active catalyst layers) model is developed to achieve pore-level description of polymer electrolyte fuel cell (PEFC) electrodes

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Pilot Plant Study of Carbon Dioxide Capture by Aqueous Monoethanolamine  

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i Pilot Plant Study of Carbon Dioxide Capture by Aqueous Monoethanolamine Topical Report Prepared Pilot Plant Study of Carbon Dioxide Capture by Aqueous Monoethanolamine Ross Edward Dugas, M capture using monoethanolamine (MEA). MEA is an appropriate choice for a baseline study since

Rochelle, Gary T.

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Aqueous Cathode for Next-Generation Alkali-Ion Batteries  

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The aqueous cathode in the flow-through mode can be individually stored in a “fuel” tank, which reduces the volume of the battery and increases the design flexibility of the battery structure, as shown in Figure 1. ... Unlike previous lithium?water batteries, the aqueous cathode is not plagued by H2 evolution from the solution, and the battery is efficiently rechargeable. ...

Yuhao Lu; John B. Goodenough; Youngsik Kim

2011-03-28T23:59:59.000Z

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Thermodynamics of an Aqueous-Alkaline/Carbonate Carbon Fuel Cell  

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In view of the fact that aqueous-alkaline hydrogen fuel cells have been used to power an Austin car and a commercial Black Cab in London, these recent results suggest the potential use of aqueous-alkaline carbon fuel cells for vehicular transportation. ... Thus, biocarbons can be a sustainable, environmentally friendly fuel for carbon fuel cell applications, whose production complements the production of bioethanol and biodiesel fuels in a biomass refinery. ... Our interest in the aqueous-alkaline biocarbon fuel cell is stimulated by the fact that aqueous-alkaline hydrogen fuel cells have been used to power an Austin car and a commercial London Black Cab.29-31 Thus, the development of a functional aqueous-alkaline carbon fuel cell could facilitate the replacement of non-renewable, liquid hydrocarbon transportation fuels by renewable, solid biocarbons. ...

Michael Jerry Antal, Jr.; Gérard C. Nihous

2008-02-28T23:59:59.000Z

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Role of Amorphous Boundary Layer in Enhancing Ionic Conductivity of Lithium–lanthanum–titanate Electrolyte  

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The low ionic conductivity is a bottleneck of the inorganic solid state electrolyte used for lithium ion battery. In ceramic electrolytes, grain boundary usually dominates the total conductivity. In order to improve the grain boundary effect, an amorphous silica layer is introduced into grain boundary of ceramic electrolytes based on lithium-lanthanum-titanate, as evidenced by electron microscopy. The results showed that the total ionic conductivity could be to be enhanced over 1 x 10{sup -4} S/cm at room temperature. The reasons can be attributed to removing the anisotropy of outer-shell of grains, supplement of lithium ions in various sites in grain boundary and close bindings among grains by the amorphous boundary layer among grains.

Mei, A.; Wang, X.; Lana, J.-L.; Fenga, Y.-C.; Genga, H.-X.; Lina, Y.-H.; Nana, C.-W.

2010-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Thermally stable hyperbranched polyether-based polymer electrolyte for lithium-ion batteries  

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A thermally stable polymer matrix, comprising hyperbranched polyether PHEMO (poly(3-{2-[2-(2-hydroxyethoxy) ethoxy] ethoxy}methyl-3'-methyloxetane)) and PVDF-HFP (poly(vinylidene fluoride-hexafluoropropylene)), has been successfully prepared for applications in lithium-ion batteries. This type of polymer electrolyte has been made by adding different amounts of lithium bis(oxalate)borate (LiBOB) to the polymer matrix. Its thermal and structural properties were measured using differential scanning calorimetry and x-ray diffraction. Experimental results show that the polymer electrolyte system possesses good thermal stability, with a decomposition temperature above 420?°C. The ionic conductivity of the polymer electrolyte system is dependent on the lithium salt content, reaching a maximum of 1.1 ? 10?5?S?cm?1 at 30?°C and 2.3 ? 10?4?S?cm?1 at 80?°C when doped with 10?wt% LiBOB.

Feng Wu; Ting Feng; Chuan Wu; Ying Bai; Lin Ye; Junzheng Chen

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A hybrid thermochemical-electrolytic process for hydrogen production based on the Reverse Deacon Reaction.  

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Development has been initiated on a three-reaction, hybrid thermochemical-electrolytic process for splitting water into hydrogen and oxygen. This process can be run at 500 C, making it suitable for linking to nuclear reactors that run colder than the very highest temperature gas cooled reactors. This feature also makes the materials requirements less stringent than for high temperature cycles, many of which require temperatures in the range of 800-900 C. The process consists of three reactions - two thermochemical and one electrolytic. The thermochemical reactions sum to the reverse Deacon reaction. The electrolytic step involves the electrolysis of anhydrous HCl. The estimated energy savings for this process relative to electrolysis of water are in the vicinity of 15%, due to the low energy requirements of anhydrous HCl electrolysis. Preliminary experimental results indicate that a silicalite-supported catalyst for the reverse Deacon reaction has the potential of promoting fast reaction kinetics and long-term stability of the solids.

Simpson, M. F.; Herrmann, S. D.; Boyle, B. D.; Engineering Technology

2006-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Blast mitigation capabilities of aqueous foam.  

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A series of tests involving detonation of high explosive blanketed by aqueous foam (conducted from 1982 to 1984) are described in primarily terms of recorded peak pressure, positive phase specific impulse, and time of arrival. The investigation showed that optimal blast mitigation occurs for foams with an expansion ratio of about 60:1. Simple analyses representing the foam as a shocked single phase mixture are presented and shown inadequate. The experimental data demonstrate that foam slows down and broadens the propagated pressure disturbance relative to a shock in air. Shaped charges and flyer plates were evaluated for operation in foam and appreciable degradation was observed for the flyer plates due to drag created by the foam.

Hartman, William Franklin; Larsen, Marvin Elwood; Boughton, Bruce A.

2006-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A study of electrode passivation during aqueous phenol electrolysis  

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The process of electrode passivation during phenol electrolysis at a platinum electrode was studied in a sulfuric acid electrolyte (pH0-1). Passive film growth and the effects of concentration and potential were investigated using chronoamperometry, x-ray photoelectron spectroscopy, and gel permeation chromatography. The main products of the phenol oxidation are oligomers/polymers with weight-averaged molecular weights typically around 1000 g/mol after a 30 ms anodic pulse. X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy shows that the passivating polymer film is oxidized incompletely with many hydroxyl groups present. Increased potential increased the polymerization rate, but above 1.0 V vs. SCE film decomposition reactions also occurred. Increased phenol concentration increased the charge required to initiate passivation. Potential steps to the open-circuit potential or to mo9re cathodic values can interfere with the passivation process. Chronamperometric results show that the current decay at the passivated electrode is roughly inversely proportional to time and that the currents for a fixed amount of polymerization reaction follow a Tafel relationship. This t;type of decay is not due to a limitation caused b;y reactant diffusion through, nor IR drop across, a growing film but is more characteristic of electron tunneling through a growing insulating barrier layer. The model proposed for the observed behavior involves the formation of a region of high molecular weight, oxidized material at the electrode surface which blocks further reaction at the electrode. The rate-determining step at the passivated electrode is therefore electron tunneling through this unreactive material.

Gattrell, M.; Kirk, D.W. (Univ. of Toronto, ON (Canada))

1993-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Influence of electrolytes and membranes on cell operation for syn-gas production  

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The impact of membrane type and electrolyte composition for the electrochemical generation of synthesis gas (CO + H2) using a Ag gas diffusion electrode are presented. Changing from a cation exchange membrane to an anion exchange membrane (AEM) extended the cell operational time at low Ecell values (up to 4x) without impacting product composition. The use of KOH as the catholyte decreased the Ecell and resulted in a minimum electrolyte cost reduction of 39%. The prime factor in determining operational time at low Ecell values was the ability to maintain a sufficiently high anolyte pH.

Eric J. Dufek; Tedd E. Lister; Michael E. McIlwain

2012-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Organophosphates as Solvents for Electrolytes in Electrochemical Andrew Hess, Greg Barber, Chen Chen, Thomas E. Mallouk, and Harry R. Allcock*  

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that employ liquid electrolytes for solar power conversion and energy storage, respectively.1,2 Although these problems. DSSCs are also a promising alternative to silicon-based solar cells due to their low raw-sensitized solar cells (DSSCs) and secondary lithium batteries. Unoptimized DSSC electrolyte formulations for DSSCs

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Microfluidic Hydrogen Fuel Cell with a Liquid Electrolyte Ranga S. Jayashree, Michael Mitchell, Dilip Natarajan, Larry J. Markoski, and  

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Letters Microfluidic Hydrogen Fuel Cell with a Liquid Electrolyte Ranga S. Jayashree, Michael and characterization of a microfluidic hydrogen fuel cell with a flowing sulfuric acid solution instead of a Nafion membrane as the electrolyte. We studied the effect of cell resistance, hydrogen and oxygen flow rates

Kenis, Paul J. A.

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Product/metal ratio (PMR): A novel criterion for the evaluation of electrolytes on micro-arc oxidation (MAO) of Mg and its alloys  

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Product/metal ratio (PMR...) was introduced as a novel criterion for the evaluation of electrolytes on micro-arc oxidation (MAO) of Mg and its alloys....PBR), focused on the roles of electrolytes for the compactn...

LaiWen Song; YingWei Song; DaYong Shan; GuoYi Zhu…

2011-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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E-Print Network 3.0 - aqueous nonelectrolyte solutions Sample...  

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Summary: on the channel conductance in 1 M KCl aqueous solutions at their symmetrical addition on both sides... , rubidium, cesium, and ammonium ions in aqueous solution. Bull....

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E-Print Network 3.0 - advanced aqueous processing Sample Search...  

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of how aqueous redox reactions occur and from misunderstandings of the assumptions that enter... ) the existence and representation of the aqueous electron, (2) the kinetics of...

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E-Print Network 3.0 - aqueous urea solutions Sample Search Results  

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interaction of both moieties, EO and PO, with urea in aqueous solution (14... of Additives on the Cloud Points of Aqueous Solutions of Ethylene Oxide-Propylene...

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E-Print Network 3.0 - aqueous oxalate buffer Sample Search Results  

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sorbent for Pb from aqueous effluents. The major parameters controlling aqueous Pb removal, viz... inorganic and organic ligands were evaluated using batch experiments....

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E-Print Network 3.0 - aqueous solutions application Sample Search...  

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'-diethyloxadicarbocyanine iodide (DODCI), is faster at the airaqueous interface than in bulk aqueous solution... susceptibility to be probed. Aqueous solutions of malachite green...

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Molecular Dynamics Simulations of End-to-End Contact Formation in Hydrocarbon Chains in Water and Aqueous Urea  

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Molecular Dynamics Simulations of End-to-End Contact Formation in Hydrocarbon Chains in Water is to probe contact formation between two ends of model hydrocarbon chains in water and 6 M aqueous urea "folding" event, namely, the formation of end-to-end contact in the linear hydrocarbon chain (HC) CH3(CH2

Thirumalai, Devarajan

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Molecular dynamics simulations of the electrical double layer on smectite surfaces contacting concentrated mixed electrolyte (NaCl-CaCl2)  

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We report new molecular dynamics results elucidating the structure of the electrical double layer (EDL) on smectite surfaces contacting mixed NaCl-CaCl{sup 2} electrolyte solutions in the range of concentrations relevant to pore waters in geologic repositories for CO{sub 2} or high-level radioactive waste (0.34-1.83 mol{sub c} dm{sup -3}). Our results confirm the existence of three distinct ion adsorption planes (0-, {beta}-, and d-planes), often assumed in EDL models, but with two important qualifications: (1) the location of the {beta}- and d-planes are independent of ionic strength or ion type and (2) 'indifferent electrolyte' ions can occupy all three planes. Charge inversion occurred in the diffuse ion swarm because of the affinity of the clay surface for CaCl{sup +} ion pairs. Therefore, at concentrations 0.34 mol{sub c} dm{sup -3}, properties arising from long-range electrostatics at interfaces (electrophoresis, electro-osmosis, co-ion exclusion, colloidal aggregation) will not be correctly predicted by most EDL models. Co-ion exclusion, typically neglected by surface speciation models, balanced a large part of the clay mineral structural charge in the more concentrated solutions. Water molecules and ions diffused relatively rapidly even in the first statistical water monolayer, contradicting reports of rigid 'ice-like' structures for water on clay mineral surfaces.

Bourg, I.C.; Sposito, G.

2011-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Uptake, depuration, and radiation dose estimation in zebrafish exposed to radionuclides via aqueous or dietary routes  

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Understanding uptake and depuration of radionuclides in organisms is necessary to relate exposure to radiation dose and ultimately to biological effects. We investigated uptake and depuration of a mixture of radionuclides to link bioaccumulation with radiation dose in zebrafish, Danio rerio. Adult zebrafish were exposed to radionuclides (54Mn, 60Co, 65Zn, 75Se, 109Cd, 110mAg, 134Cs and 241Am) at tracer levels (dose rates were modelled from activity concentrations in whole body and exposure medium (water or diet). After 14-day aqueous exposure, radionuclides were detected in decreasing activity concentrations: 75Se > 65Zn > 109Cd > 110mAg > 54Mn > 60Co > 241Am > 134Cs (range: 175–8 Bq g1). After dietary exposure the order of radionuclide activity concentration in tissues (Bq g?1) was: 65Zn > 60Co > 75Se > 109Cd > 110mAg > 241Am > 54Mn > 134Cs (range: 91–1 Bq g?1). Aqueous exposure resulted in higher whole body activity concentrations for all radionuclides except 60Co. Route of exposure did not appear to influence activity concentrations in gonads, except for 54Mn, 65Zn, and 75Se, which had higher activity concentrations in gonads following aqueous exposure. Highest gonad activity concentrations (Bq g?1) were for 75Se (211), 109Cd (142), and 65Zn (117), and highest dose rates (?Gy h?1) were from 241Am (aqueous, 1050; diet 242). This study links radionuclide bioaccumulation data obtained in laboratory experiments with radiation dose determined by application of a dosimetry modelling tool, an approach that will enable better linkages to be made between exposure, dose, and effects of radionuclides in organisms.

Helena C. Reinardy; Jean-Louis Teyssie; Ross A. Jeffree; David Copplestone; Theodore B. Henry; Awadhesh N. Jha

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Obtaining accurate amounts of mercury from mercury compounds via electrolytic methods  

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A process for obtaining pre-determined, accurate rate amounts of mercury. In one embodiment, predetermined, precise amounts of Hg are separated from HgO and plated onto a cathode wire. The method for doing this involves dissolving a precise amount of HgO which corresponds to a pre-determined amount of Hg desired in an electrolyte solution comprised of glacial acetic acid and H.sub.2 O. The mercuric ions are then electrolytically reduced and plated onto a cathode producing the required pre-determined quantity of Hg. In another embodiment, pre-determined, precise amounts of Hg are obtained from Hg.sub.2 Cl.sub.2. The method for doing this involves dissolving a precise amount of Hg.sub.2 Cl.sub.2 in an electrolyte solution comprised of concentrated HCl and H.sub.2 O. The mercurous ions in solution are then electrolytically reduced and plated onto a cathode wire producing the required, pre-determined quantity of Hg.

Grossman, Mark W. (Belmont, MA); George, William A. (Rockport, MA)

1987-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Obtaining accurate amounts of mercury from mercury compounds via electrolytic methods  

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A process is described for obtaining pre-determined, accurate rate amounts of mercury. In one embodiment, predetermined, precise amounts of Hg are separated from HgO and plated onto a cathode wire. The method for doing this involves dissolving a precise amount of HgO which corresponds to a pre-determined amount of Hg desired in an electrolyte solution comprised of glacial acetic acid and H[sub 2]O. The mercuric ions are then electrolytically reduced and plated onto a cathode producing the required pre-determined quantity of Hg. In another embodiment, pre-determined, precise amounts of Hg are obtained from Hg[sub 2]Cl[sub 2]. The method for doing this involves dissolving a precise amount of Hg[sub 2]Cl[sub 2] in an electrolyte solution comprised of concentrated HCl and H[sub 2]O. The mercurous ions in solution are then electrolytically reduced and plated onto a cathode wire producing the required, pre-determined quantity of Hg. 1 fig.

Grossman, M.W.; George, W.A.

1987-07-07T23:59:59.000Z

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Hydrogen, Fuel Cells, and Infrastructure Technologies FY 2002 Progress Report II.D Electrolytic Processes  

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% higher than separated PV electrolysis devices, and analysis work has shown that the cost of PEC hydrogenHydrogen, Fuel Cells, and Infrastructure Technologies FY 2002 Progress Report 125 II.D Electrolytic Processes II.D.1 Photoelectrochemical Systems for Hydrogen Production Ken Varner, Scott Warren, J.A. Turner

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Water Transport in Polymer Electrolyte Membrane Electrolyzers Used to Recycle Anhydrous HCl  

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is car- ried out in an electrolyzer similar to a H2-O2 polymer electrolyte membrane PEM fuel cell. The Du-coated Nafion 115 membrane was measured as a function of HCl flow rate and temperature at a constant cell 50% of the chlorine used in the chemical industry ends up as hydrogen chloride, a waste byproduct.2

Weidner, John W.

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Nitrogen Front Evolution in Purged Polymer Electrolyte Membrane Fuel Cell with Dead-Ended Anode  

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Nitrogen Front Evolution in Purged Polymer Electrolyte Membrane Fuel Cell with Dead-Ended Anode and experimentally verify the evolution of liquid water and nitrogen fronts along the length of the anode channel in a proton exchange membrane fuel cell operating with a dead-ended anode that is fed by dry hydrogen

Stefanopoulou, Anna

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AN ELECTROANALYTICAL STUDY OF ELECTRODE REACTIONS ON CARBON ANODES DURING ELECTROLYTIC PRODUCTION OF ALUMINUM  

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AN ELECTROANALYTICAL STUDY OF ELECTRODE REACTIONS ON CARBON ANODES DURING ELECTROLYTIC PRODUCTION production of aluminum the anodic reactions have been studied on carbon microelectrodes by voltammetry and chronoamperometry. Anode gases have been analyzed by gas chromatography on-line during controlled- potential

Sadoway, Donald Robert

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Surface Tension of Electrolyte Interfaces: Ionic Specificity within a Field-Theory Approach  

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Surface Tension of Electrolyte Interfaces: Ionic Specificity within a Field-Theory Approach Tomer, 1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia (Dated: November 19, 2014) We study the surface tension of ionic solutions expansion beyond the mean-field result. We calculate the excess surface tension and obtain analytical

Andelman, David

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Oxygen diffusion in solid oxide fuel cell cathode and electrolyte materials: mechanistic insights from atomistic simulations  

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Oxygen diffusion in solid oxide fuel cell cathode and electrolyte materials: mechanistic insights to drive fast ionic transport. 1. Introduction The interest in Solid Oxide Fuel Cell (SOFC) technology. Current targets of cost and durability necessitate solid oxide fuel cells to operate in the intermediate

Yildiz, Bilge

413

Assembly and Electrochemical Characterization of Nanometer-Scale Electrode|Solid Electrolyte Interfaces  

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A technique is herein described for the assembly and characterization of nanometer-scale metal electrode|solid electrolyte interfaces of variable dimensions. The specific system examined in this work involves a sharp Pt tip attached to the piezo-driven ...

Matthias Loster; K. Andreas Friedrich; Daniel A. Scherson

2006-08-30T23:59:59.000Z

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Rubbery Graft Copolymer Electrolytes for Solid-State, Thin-Film Lithium Batteries  

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Rubbery Graft Copolymer Electrolytes for Solid-State, Thin-Film Lithium Batteries Patrick E. Trapa to be stable over a wide temperature range and voltage window. Solid-state, thin-film batteries comprised triflate-doped POEM-g-PDMS, which exhibited solid-like mechanical behavior, were nearly identical to those

Sadoway, Donald Robert

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Electrolyte Stability Determines Scaling Limits for Solid-State 3D Li Ion Batteries  

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Electrolyte Stability Determines Scaling Limits for Solid-State 3D Li Ion Batteries Dmitry Ruzmetov, all-solid-state Li ion batteries (LIBs) with high specific capacity and small footprint are highly to their high-energy density, Li ion batteries (LIBs) are attractive for these applications, and all-solid-state

Rubloff, Gary W.

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Li ion diffusion mechanism in the crystalline electrolyte -Li3PO4  

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battery3 Solid state electrolyte could be made very thin to overcome to the low ion- conductivity et al., Solid State Ionics 53-56, 647 (1992). 3. http://www.ms.ornl.gov/researchgroups/Functional/BatteryV)material kTEA e T K T / )( - = 1. B. Wang et al., J. of Solid State Chemistry 115, 313 (1995). 2. J. B. Bates

Holzwarth, Natalie

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Block Copolymer Electrolytes Synthesized by Atom Transfer Radical Polymerization for Solid-State, Thin-Film  

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- cessing advantages as it is easily scalable and almost solvent-free. Solid-state, thin-film batteries, 2002. The ideal electrolyte material for a solid-state battery would have the ionic conductivity in solid-state lithium batteries, the purpose of this study was to inves- tigate the feasibility

Sadoway, Donald Robert

418

Structural and Electrochemical Properties of Nanocomposite Polymer Electrolyte for Electrochemical Devices  

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This report describes the structural and electrochemical properties of the nanocomposite polymer electrolyte (70PEO:30AgI) incorporating SiO2 filler of different weight percentage (wt %) ranging between 1 and 10 wt %. Studies on inorganic filler in ...

Mohan L Verma; Manickam Minakshi; Nirbhay K Singh

2014-09-05T23:59:59.000Z

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Use of polymer/ionic liquid plasticizers as gel electrolytes in electrochromic devices  

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Use of polymer/ionic liquid plasticizers as gel electrolytes in electrochromic devices H. Bircana polymer configuration is commonly used when constructing electrochromic devices (ECDs) due to the expected)thienyl)-N-methylcarbazole] (PBEDOT-NMCz) as the two complementary electrochromic polymers for the device. A variety of gel

Otero, Toribio Fernández

420

Nanostructured Thin Film Electrolyte for Thin Film Solid Oxide Fuel Cells  

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-aligned nanocomposite (VAN) structure as an interlayer between the electrolyte and cathode is demonstrated. The development of the VAN structures consisted of the cathode material as a perovskite or ordered double perovskite structure, La0.5Sr0.5CoO3 (LSCO) or PrBaCo2O5...

Cho, Sungmee

2012-10-19T23:59:59.000Z

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Author's personal copy Agar chemical hydrogel electrode binder for fuel-electrolyte-fed  

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Author's personal copy Agar chemical hydrogel electrode binder for fuel-electrolyte-fed fuel cells­acid direct ethanol fuel cell Agar chemical hydrogel Electrode binder a b s t r a c t This work reports-based electrode offers better performance than the Nafion-based one does. A peak power density of 380 mW cm�2

Zhao, Tianshou

422

Thermal study of organic electrolytes with fully charged cathodic materials of lithium-ion batteries  

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We systematically investigated thermal effects of organic electrolytes/organic solvents with...0.5CoO2) of Li-ion battery under rupture conditions by using oxygen bomb...3O4, CoO, and LiCoO2 were the main solid p...

Qian Huang; Manming Yan; Zhiyu Jiang

2008-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

423

Influence of Electrolyte Composition on Liquid-Gated Carbon Nanotube and Graphene Transistors  

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Influence of Electrolyte Composition on Liquid-Gated Carbon Nanotube and Graphene Transistors Iddo-walled carbon nanotubes (SWNTs) and graphene can function as highly sensitive nanoscale (bio)sensors in solution. Here, we compare experimentally how SWNT and graphene transistors respond to changes in the composition

Dekker, Cees

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Mechanism of Ion Transport in Solid Polymer Electrolytes Dr. Janna K. Maranas  

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. of Chemical Engineering, Penn State College of Engineering Lithium ion batteries used in cell phonesMechanism of Ion Transport in Solid Polymer Electrolytes Dr. Janna K. Maranas Associate Professor Dept. of Chemical Engineering, Penn State College of Engineering Kan-Ju Lin Ph.D. Candidate, Dept

Bjørnstad, Ottar Nordal

425

Excited state intramolecular charge transfer reaction in nonaqueous electrolyte solutions: Temperature dependence  

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Temperature dependence of the excited state intramolecular charge transferreaction of 4-(1-azetidinyl)benzonitrile (P4C) in ethyl acetate (EA) acetonitrile (ACN) and ethanol at several concentrations of lithium perchlorate ( LiClO 4 ) has been investigated by using the steady state and time resolved fluorescencespectroscopic techniques. The temperature range considered is 267–343 K. The temperature dependent spectral peak shifts and reaction driving force ( ? ? G r ) in electrolytesolutions of these solvents can be explained qualitatively in terms of interaction between the reactant molecule and ion-atmosphere. Time resolved studies indicate that the decay kinetics of P4C is biexponential regardless of solvents LiClO 4 concentrations and temperatures considered. Except at higher electrolyte concentrations in EA reaction rates in solutions follow the Arrhenius-type temperature dependence where the estimated activation energy exhibits substantial electrolyte concentration dependence. The average of the experimentally measured activation energies in these three neat solvents is found to be in very good agreement with the predicted value based on data in room temperature solvents. While the rate constant in EA shows a electrolyte concentration induced parabolic dependence on reaction driving force ( ? ? G r ) the former in ethanol and ACN increases only linearly with the increase in driving force ( ? ? G r ) . The data presented here also indicate that the step-wise increase in solvent reorganization energy via sequential addition of electrolyte induces the ICT reaction in weakly polar solvents to crossover from the Marcus inverted region to the normal region.

Tuhin Pradhan; Harun Al Rasid Gazi; Ranjit Biswas

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

426

Study, by neutron small angle scattering, of addition of an electrolyte to reversed micellar solution  

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L-455 Study, by neutron small angle scattering, of addition of an electrolyte to reversed micellar the size of reversed micelles of the ternary system Aerosol OT-n-heptane-water by small angle neutron, highly soluble in hydro- carbon substances, which may give reversed micelles in the presence of water

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

427

Self-Organization in Catalyst Layers of Polymer Electrolyte Fuel Cells  

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Self-Organization in Catalyst Layers of Polymer Electrolyte Fuel Cells ... These insights are highly valuable for the structural design of catalyst layers with optimized performance and stability. ... The foremost objective in optimizing the composition and structure of CLs is to provide the most uniform distributions of reactants and reaction rates possible and, thus, attain the highest catalyst utilizations and voltage efficiencies. ...

Kourosh Malek; Michael Eikerling; Qianpu Wang; Titichai Navessin; Zhongsheng Liu

2007-08-17T23:59:59.000Z

428

On the Possibility of Using Protonic Solid Electrolyte CsHSO4 in Hydrogen Fuel Cells  

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Electrochemical parameters of an H2|air fuel cell with a membrane of solid electrolyte CsHSO4 or composites (1 ? x)CsHSO4/xSiO2 (x = 0.1–0.3) and different electrodes are measured at 175 °C. The maximal power (3....

G. V. Lavrova; M. V. Russkikh; V. G. Ponomareva…

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INTERNATIONAL SUMMER SCHOOL ON ADVANCED STUDIES OF POLYMER ELECTROLYTE FUEL CELLS  

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4TH INTERNATIONAL SUMMER SCHOOL ON ADVANCED STUDIES OF POLYMER ELECTROLYTE FUEL CELLS YOKOHAMA and with internationally recognized experts in the field of fuel cell research. The lectures include fundamental studies OF THE LECTURES: · PEFC Fundamentals · Hydrogen as Fuel - Fundamentals · Electrochemistry · Measurement Techniques

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Thermocharge of a hot spot in an electrolyte solution Arghya Majee and Alois Wrger  

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was realized through a thermal barrier in a microchannel [1] and the droplet size of a thermocapillary valve-Smoluchowski electrophoretic mobil- ity. The Seebeck coefficient S depends on the electrolyte and may take either sign reported non-uniform variation of the Soret coefficient with the ionic strength [23] is characteristic

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

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Cathode and electrolyte materials for solid oxide fuel cells and ion transport membranes  

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Novel cathode, electrolyte and oxygen separation materials are disclosed that operate at intermediate temperatures for use in solid oxide fuel cells and ion transport membranes based on oxides with perovskite related structures and an ordered arrangement of A site cations. The materials have significantly faster oxygen kinetics than in corresponding disordered perovskites.

Jacobson, Allan J; Wang, Shuangyan; Kim, Gun Tae

2014-01-28T23:59:59.000Z

432

Li ion migration in Li3PO4 electrolytes: Effects of O vacancies and N substitutions  

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Li ion migration in Li3PO4 electrolytes: Effects of O vacancies and N substitutions Y. A. Dua and N structures of isolated defects associated with extrinsic Li ion vacancies and interstitials. In particular the combination of an O vacancy and a N substitution, stabilizing a Li ion vacancy. We also studied the effects

Holzwarth, Natalie

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Experimental: Gel Electrolyte The gel mixtures were designed to be cast as  

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Experimental: Gel Electrolyte The gel mixtures were designed to be cast as low viscosity solution and Frederik Krebs Polymer Solar Cell Initiative, The Danish Polymer Centre, Risø National Laboratory, PO Box solar cell power extraction solving the problem of high current densities. LCs realized reach 1

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Nanostructured tungsten carbide catalysts for polymer electrolyte fuel cells X. G. Yanga  

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a possibility of replacing precious metal anode catalysts with transition metal compounds for hydrogen oxidation density of states of tungsten carbides resembles that of noble metal platinum.4,5 FundamentalNanostructured tungsten carbide catalysts for polymer electrolyte fuel cells X. G. Yanga and C. Y

435

Transport Properties and Performance of Polymer Electrolyte Membranes for the Hybrid Sulfur Electrolyzer  

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not consume fossil fuels or pro- duce CO2 while producing highly pure hydrogen.1-10 Gaseous SO2 fedTransport Properties and Performance of Polymer Electrolyte Membranes for the Hybrid Sulfur and Biological Systems Department, Albuquerque, New Mexico 87123, USA c Department of Materials Science

Weidner, John W.

436

SEPARATIONS Modeling of CO Capture by Aqueous2  

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steam requirement. Many ®ariables strongly affect the process performance, but an o®erall optimization shows that there are no economical ways to reduce the steam requirements by more than 10%. The reboiler absorber. Typical sources of flue gas include gas-fired turbines, giving 3 mol % CO and coal-fired2 plants

Rochelle, Gary T.

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The mechanism of HF formation in LiPF6 based organic carbonate electrolytes  

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The mechanism of HF formation in LiPF6 based organic carbonate electrolytes The mechanism of HF formation in LiPF6 based organic carbonate electrolytes Title The mechanism of HF formation in LiPF6 based organic carbonate electrolytes Publication Type Journal Article Year of Publication 2012 Authors Lux, Simon F., Ivan T. Lucas, Elad Pollak, Stefano Passerini, Martin Winter, and Robert Kostecki Journal Electrochemistry Communications Volume 14 Start Page 47 Issue 1 Pagination 47-50 Date Published 01/2012 Keywords Hydrofluoric acid, LiPF6 degradation, Lithium ion batteries, spectroscopic ellipsometry Abstract Spectroscopic ellipsometry was used to study the time-dependent formation of HF upon the thermal degradation of LiPF6 at 50 °C in a lithium ion battery electrolyte containing ethylene carbonate and diethyl carbonate. The generated HF was monitored by following the etching rate of a 300 nm thick SiO2 layer, grown on both sides of a silicon wafer substrate, as a function of the immersion time in the electrolyte at 50 °C. It was found that the formation of HF starts after 70 h of exposure time and occurs following several different phases. The amount of generated HF was calculated using an empirical formula correlating the etching rate to the temperature. Combining the results of the HF formation with literature data, a simplified mechanism for the formation of the HF involving LiPF6 degradation, and a simplified catalytical reaction pathway of the formed HF and silicon dioxide are proposed to describe the kinetics of HF formation.

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Final Technical Report Microwave Assisted Electrolyte Cell for Primary Aluminum Production  

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This research addresses the high priority research need for developing inert anode and wetted cathode technology, as defined in the Aluminum Industry Technology Roadmap and Inert Anode Roadmap, with the performance targets: a) significantly reducing the energy intensity of aluminum production, b) ultimately eliminating anode-related CO2 emissions, and c) reducing aluminum production costs. This research intended to develop a new electrometallurgical extraction technology by introducing microwave irradiation into the current electrolytic cells for primary aluminum production. This technology aimed at accelerating the alumina electrolysis reduction rate and lowering the aluminum production temperature, coupled with the uses of nickel based superalloy inert anode, nickel based superalloy wetted cathode, and modified salt electrolyte. Michigan Technological University, collaborating with Cober Electronic and Century Aluminum, conducted bench-scale research for evaluation of this technology. This research included three sub-topics: a) fluoride microwave absorption; b) microwave assisted electrolytic cell design and fabrication; and c) aluminum electrowinning tests using the microwave assisted electrolytic cell. This research concludes that the typically used fluoride compound for aluminum electrowinning is not a good microwave absorbing material at room temperature. However, it becomes an excellent microwave absorbing material above 550°C. The electrowinning tests did not show benefit to introduce microwave irradiation into the electrolytic cell. The experiments revealed that the nickel-based superalloy is not suitable for use as a cathode material; although it wets with molten aluminum, it causes severe reaction with molten aluminum. In the anode experiments, the chosen superalloy did not meet corrosion resistance requirements. A nicked based alloy without iron content could be further investigated.

Xiaodi Huang; J.Y. Hwang

2007-04-18T23:59:59.000Z

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Improvement by heating of the electronic conductivity of cobalt spinel phases, electrochemically synthesized in various electrolytes  

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The nature of the alkaline electrolyte (based on KOH, NaOH, LiOH), in which Co{sub 3}O{sub 4} spinel type phases are synthesized by electrooxidation of CoO, is shown to play a key role on the composition, the structure and the electronic conductivity of the materials. In the materials, prepared in pure LiOH electrolyte or in mixed ternary electrolyte (KOH, NaOH, LiOH), Co{sup 4+} ions are present in the octahedral framework, which entails electronic delocalization in the cobalt T{sub 2g} band and a high conductivity. The structure of the sample, synthesized in KOH, is on the opposite closer to that of ideal Co{sub 3}O{sub 4}, with only Co{sup 3+} in the octahedral sublattice, which leads to a semi-conducting behavior. Whatever the initial material, a thermal treatment induces an increase of the Co{sup 4+}/Co{sup 3+} ratio in the octahedral network, resulting in a significant increase of the electronic conductivity. - Graphical abstract: In 'Co{sub 3}O{sub 4}' type spinel phases synthesized by eleectrooxidation, the nature of the alkaline electrolyte allows to monitor the amounts of hydrogen and lithium, inserted in spinel framework and therefore the electronic conductivity. Whatever the initial synthesis electrolyte, a moderate thermal treatment of the materials induces a significant increase of the electronic conductivity, due to a structural reorganization (illustrated by the evolution of the cell parameter) and an increase of the Co{sup 4+}/Co{sup 3+} ratio in the octahedral framework.

Douin, Myriam [CNRS, ICMCB, 87, Av. Dr. A. Schweitzer, 33608 Pessac Cedex (France); Universite de Bordeaux, ICMCB, ENSCPB, F33608 Pessac Cedex (France); SAFT - Direction de la Recherche 111-113 Boulevard Alfred Daney, 33074 Bordeaux Cedex (France); Guerlou-Demourgues, Liliane, E-mail: guerlou@icmcb-bordeaux.cnrs.f [CNRS, ICMCB, 87, Av. Dr. A. Schweitzer, 33608 Pessac Cedex (France); Universite de Bordeaux, ICMCB, ENSCPB, F33608 Pessac Cedex (France); Menetrier, Michel; Bekaert, Emilie [CNRS, ICMCB, 87, Av. Dr. A. Schweitzer, 33608 Pessac Cedex (France); Universite de Bordeaux, ICMCB, ENSCPB, F33608 Pessac Cedex (France); Goubault, Lionel; Bernard, Patrick [SAFT - Direction de la Recherche 111-113 Boulevard Alfred Daney, 33074 Bordeaux Cedex (France); Delmas, Claude [CNRS, ICMCB, 87, Av. Dr. A. Schweitzer, 33608 Pessac Cedex (France); Universite de Bordeaux, ICMCB, ENSCPB, F33608 Pessac Cedex (France)

2009-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

440

Ultrasonic measurement of porous medium in an aqueous environment  

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for determining porosities was developed by comparing the 2-D images produced by the image analyzer with the known porosities of the sponges. Results demonstrated that the ultrasonic device was effective in locating soft objects in an aqueous environment...

Daubon, Jose C

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

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441

Direct Gas Chromatographic Method for Nonvolatile Organics in Aqueous Solutions  

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......Aqueous Solutions Ihor Lysyj Kurt H. Nelson Research Division, Rocketdyne, a Division of North American Rockwell Corp., Canoga Park...Solutions by !hor Lysyj and Kurt H. Nelson, Research Division, Rocketdyne, a Division of North American Rockwell Corp., Canoga Park......

Ihor Lysyj; Kurt H. Nelson

1968-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

442

Dynamics of Confined Water Molecules in Aqueous Salt Hydrates  

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The unusual properties of water are largely dictated by the dynamics of the H bond network. A single water molecule has more H bonding sites than atoms, hence new experimental and theoretical investigations about this peculiar liquid have not ceased to appear. Confinement of water to nanodroplets or small molecular clusters drastically changes many of the liquid’s properties. Such confined water plays a major role in the solvation of macro molecules such as proteins and can even be essential to their properties. Despite the vast results available on bulk and confined water, discussions about the correlation between spectral and structural properties continue to this day. The fast relaxation of the OH stretching vibration in bulk water, and the variance of sample geometries in the experiments on confined water obfuscate definite interpretation of the spectroscopic results in terms of structural parameters. We present first time-resolved investigations on a new model system that is ideally suited to overcome many of the problems faced in spectroscopical investigation of the H bond network of water. Aqueous hydrates of inorganic salts provide water molecules in a crystal grid, that enables unambiguous correlations of spectroscopic and structural features. Furthermore, the confined water clusters are well isolated from each other in the crystal matrix, so different degrees of confinement can be achieved by selection of the appropriate salt.

Werhahn, Jasper C.; Pandelov, S.; Yoo, Soohaeng; Xantheas, Sotiris S.; Iglev, H.

2011-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Direct Photolysis of Chlorophenols In Aqueous Solution By Ultraviolet Excilamps  

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The direct photolysis of 2-chlorophenol (2-CP), 4-chlorophenol (4-CP) and 2,4-dichlorophenol (2,4-DCP) in model aqueous solution was studied using UV XeBr (282 nm) and KrCl (222 nm) excilamps. The highest pseudo-first order rate constants and quantum yields were found for molecular form of 4-CP (at pH 2 and 5.7) and anionic forms of 2-CP and 2,4-DCP (at pH 11) when irradiated by XeBr excilamp. The maximum removal efficiency of molecular form of 2-CP and 2,4-DCP with the lowest UV dose of absorbed energy was observed using KrCl excilamp. On the contrary, the XeBr excilamp required the lowest dose ({approx}2 J{center_dot}cm{sup -2}) for complete degradation of molecular 4-CP and anionic 2-CP. The highest removal efficiency of anionic form of 4-CP (65%) was achieved when using KrCl excilamp.

Matafonova, Galina; Philippova, Natalya; Batoev, Valeriy [Baikal Institute of Nature Management SB RAS, 6 Sakhyanova St., Ulan-Ude, 670047 (Russian Federation)

2011-08-25T23:59:59.000Z

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Aqueous absorption fluids. Annual report, July 1989-October 1990  

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The report describes the third year of study of aqueous-based working fluids that will allow air-cooled absorption chiller operation. The successful development of such fluids will eliminate the need for cooling towers in gas-fired chiller equipment for residential and unitary markets and possibly allow for building heating with absorber heat. The thermophysical property measurements were completed and the vapor pressure and specific heat data were used to compute the enthalpy of LB621-H2O solutions. Solution film heat transfer coefficients were measured in the test sorber apparatus and a dramatic increase in film heat transfer was observed in the presence of heat transfer additives. Measured equilibrium and film heat transfer data were used in the single-stage absorption cycle computer model to analyze the potential performance of LB621-H2O; the analysis confirmed the superiority of LB621-H2O as a single-stage working fluid. In addition, thermal stability and corrosion rate tests demonstrated that LB621-H2O is stable and non-corrosive in a single-stage absorption chiller environment.

Langeliers, J.; Chandler, T.; Rockenfeller, U.

1990-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

445

Viscosity of aqueous and cyanate ester suspensions containing alumina nanoparticles  

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The viscosities of both aqueous and cyanate ester monomer (BECy) based suspensions of alumina nanoparticle were studied. The applications for these suspensions are different: aqueous suspensions of alumina nanoparticles are used in the production of technical ceramics made by slip casting or tape casting, and the BECy based suspensions are being developed for use in an injection-type composite repair resin. In the case of aqueous suspensions, it is advantageous to achieve a high solids content with low viscosity in order to produce a high quality product. The addition of a dispersant is useful so that higher solids content suspensions can be used with lower viscosities. For BECy suspensions, the addition of nanoparticles to the BECy resin is expected to enhance the mechanical properties of the cured composite. The addition of saccharides to aqueous suspensions leads to viscosity reduction. Through DSC measurements it was found that the saccharide molecules formed a solution with water and this resulted in lowering the melting temperature of the free water according to classic freezing point depression. Saccharides also lowered the melting temperature of the bound water, but this followed a different rule. The shear thinning and melting behaviors of the suspensions were used to develop a model based on fractal-type agglomeration. It is believed that the structure of the particle flocs in these suspensions changes with the addition of saccharides which leads to the resultant viscosity decrease. The viscosity of the BECy suspensions increased with solids content, and the viscosity increase was greater than predicted by the classical Einstein equation for dilute suspensions. Instead, the Mooney equation fits the viscosity behavior well from 0-20 vol% solids. The viscosity reduction achieved at high particle loadings by the addition of benzoic acid was also investigated by NMR. It appears that the benzoic acid interacts with the surface of the alumina particle which may be the cause of the viscosity reduction. The flow behavior of alumina particles in water and BECy is markedly different. Aqueous alumina suspensions are shear thinning at all alumina loadings and capable of 50 vol% loading before losing fluidity whereas BECy/alumina suspensions show Newtonian behavior up to 5 vol%, and above 5 vol% show shear thinning at all shear rates. Highly loaded suspensions (i.e. 20vol% alumina) exhibit shear thinning at low and moderate shear rates and shear thickening at higher shear rates. The maximum particle loading for a fluid suspension, in this case, appears to be about 20 vol%. The difference in the viscosity of these suspensions must be related to the solvent-particle interactions for each system. The reason is not exactly known, but there are some notable differences between BECy and water. Water molecules are {approx}0.28 nm in length and highly hydrogen bonded with a low viscosity (1 mPa's) whereas in the cyanate ester (BECy) system, the solvent molecule is about 1.2 nm, in the largest dimension, with surfaces of varied charge distribution throughout the molecule. The viscosity of the monomer is also reasonably low for organic polymer precursor, about 7 mPa's. Nanoparticles in water tend to agglomerate and form flocs which are broken with the shear force applied during viscosity measurement. The particle-particle interaction is very important in this system. In BECy, the particles appear to be well dispersed and not as interactive. The solvent-particle interaction appears to be most important. It is not known exactly how the alumina particles interact with the monomer, but NMR suggests hydrogen bonding. These hydrogen bonds between the particle and monomer could very well affect the viscosity. A conclusion that can be reached in this work is that the presence of hydroxyl groups on the surface of the alumina particles is significant and seems to affect the interactions between other particles and the solvent. Thus, the hydrogen bonding between particles, particle/additive and/or particle/solvent dictates the behavior of nanos

Lawler, Katherine

2009-08-05T23:59:59.000Z

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Fractionation of suspended aqueous materials using centrifugal elutriation  

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and waste load allocation operations. Principles controlling the association of chemicals with solids are not fuBy understood. Sorption of hydrophobic chemicals onto soils, sediments and suspended aqueous materials is a unique reaction affecting the fate... of solids and particulate material. Centrifugal Elutriation, a common technique in the medical field to kactionate cells, was applied to the fracdonation of a series of suspended aqueous materiah into discrete mnges based on size snd density. Pericles were...

Ginn, Jon Stephen

1990-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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E-Print Network 3.0 - aqueous ethanol solution Sample Search...  

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Kinetics of O{sub 2} reduction on a Pt electrode covered with a thin film of solid polymer electrolyte  

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The kinetics of O{sub 2} reduction on both oxidized and reduced Pt rotating disk surfaces covered with thin films (1 to 15 {micro}m) of recast polybenzimidazole (PBI) or Nafion have been examined in 0.1 M aqueous solutions of H{sub 3}PO{sub 4}, H{sub 2}SO{sub 4}, and HClO{sub 4} at 25.0 C. Polymer films were deposited on a Pt disk electrode by a spin-coating technique. Experiments were performed at different rotation rates and potential scan rates. This investigation was undertaken to establish to what extent the solid polymer electrolyte influences the mechanism and kinetics of O{sub 2} reduction. The number of electrons exchanged per O{sub 2} molecule and kinetic parameters for O{sub 2} reduction (reaction order with respect to O{sub 2}, Tafel slope/transfer coefficient, and exchange current density) are not changed in the presence of the polymer films, indicating that the reaction path and kinetics are not altered in the presence of recast PBI and Nafion films. The diffusion coefficient (D) and concentration (C) of O{sub 2} in recast films were determined by means of linear sweep voltammetry measurements in quiescent solution. The D and C values in polymer films immersed in acidic solutions were found to have different values than those in the solutions. D(O{sub 2}) is about 2.5 times lower in the recast films than in the solutions, whereas C(O{sub 2}) is slightly higher in the film. The largest concentration increase, by a factor of two, was found in PBI film in 0.1 M HClO{sub 4}. Cyclic voltammetric measurements under argon atmosphere have shown that PBI and Nafion recast films are electrochemically stable in the potential range between the onsets of H{sub 2} and O{sub 2} evolution. A decrease in the effective electrocatalyst surface area due to deposition of solid polymer films was 15 to 20%.

Zecevic, S.K.; Wainright, J.S.; Litt, M.H.; Gojkovic, S.L.; Savinell, R.F. [Case Western Reserve Univ., Cleveland, OH (United States)

1997-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Prediction of solid-aqueous equilibria: Scheme to combine first-principles calculations of solids with experimental aqueous states  

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We present an efficient scheme for combining ab initio calculated solid states with experimental aqueous states through a framework of consistent reference energies. Our work enables accurate prediction of phase stability ...

Persson, Kristin A.

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Aqueous Waste Treatment Plant at Aldermaston  

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For over half a century the Pangbourne Pipeline formed part of AWE's liquid waste management system. Since 1952 the 11.5 mile pipeline carried pre-treated wastewater from the Aldermaston site for safe dispersal in the River Thames. Such discharges were in strict compliance with the exacting conditions demanded by all regulatory authorities, latterly, those of the Environment Agency. In March 2005 AWE plc closed the Pangbourne Pipeline and ceased discharges of treated active aqueous waste to the River Thames via this route. The ability to effectively eliminate active liquid discharges to the environment is thanks to an extensive programme of waste minimization on the Aldermaston site, together with the construction of a new Waste Treatment Plant (WTP). Waste minimization measures have reduced the effluent arisings by over 70% in less than four years. The new WTP has been built using best available technology (evaporation followed by reverse osmosis) to remove trace levels of radioactivity from wastewater to exceptionally stringent standards. Active operation has confirmed early pilot scale trials, with the plant meeting throughput and decontamination performance targets, and final discharges being at or below limits of detection. The performance of the plant allows the treated waste to be discharged safely as normal industrial effluent from the AWE site. Although the project has had a challenging schedule, the project was completed on programme, to budget and with an exemplary safety record (over 280,000 hours in construction with no lost time events) largely due to a pro-active partnering approach between AWE plc and RWE NUKEM and its sub-contractors. (authors)

Keene, D. [RWE NUKEM, Ltd, 424 Harwell, Didcot, Oxfordshire, OX 110GJ (United Kingdom); Fowler, J.; Frier, S. [AWE plc, Aldermaston, Berkshire RG7 4PR (United Kingdom)

2006-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Solvation Phenomena in Dilute Solutions: Formal, Experimental Evidence, and Modeling Implications  

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We review the fundamentals underlying a general molecular-based formalism for the microscopic interpretation of the solvation phenomena involving sparingly soluble solutes in compressible media, an approach that hinges around the unambiguous splitting of the species correlation function integrals into short-(finite) and long-ranged (diverging) contributions at infinite dilution, where this condition is taken as the reference system for the derivation of composition expansions. Then, we invoke the formalism (a) to illustrate the well-behaved nature of the solvation contributions to the mechanical partial molecular properties of solutes at infinite dilution, (b) to guide the development of, and provide molecular-based support to, the macroscopic modeling of high-temperature dilute aqueous-electrolyte solutions, (c) to study solvation effects on the kinetic rate constants of reactions in near-critical solvents in an attempt to understand from a microscopic perspective the macroscopic evidence regarding the thermodynamic pressure effects, and (d) to interpret the microscopic mechanism behind synergistic solvation effects involving either co-solutes or co-solvents, and provide a molecular argument on the unsuitability of the van der Waals one-fluid (vdW-1f) mixing rules for the 2 description of weakly attractive solutes in compressible solvents. Finally, we develop thermodynamically consistent perturbation expansions, around the infinite dilution reference, for the species residual properties in binary and ternary mixtures, and discuss the theoretical and modeling implications behind ad hoc first-order truncated expansions.

Chialvo, Ariel A [ORNL

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

453

Usefulness of gel-casting method in the fabrication of nonstoichiometric CaZrO{sub 3}-based electrolytes for high temperature application  

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Hydrogels obtained from lower toxicity monomers of N-(hydroxymethyl)acrylamide and N,N'-methylenebisacrylamide were applied to form nonstoichiometric CaZrO{sub 3}-based electrolytes. A coprecipitation-calcination method with ((NH{sub 4}){sub 2}C{sub 2}O{sub 4}) in concentrated NH{sub 3} aqueous solution was used to synthesise CaZrO{sub 3} involving 51 mol.% CaO (CZ-51) powder. The gas-tight CaZrO{sub 3}-based rods were prepared by the gel-casting method with 45 vol.% suspension and then sintered at 1500 deg. C-2 h. It was found that in low oxygen partial pressure, the nonstoichiometric CaZrO{sub 3} obtained by gel-casting method were pure oxide ion conductors. These samples exhibited comparable electrical conductivity values to isostatically compressed pellets starting from the same powder. The results of experiments on thermochemical stability of CZ-51 gel-cast shapes at high temperatures in air or gas mixtures involving 2-50 vol.% H{sub 2}, as well as the corrosion resistance in exhaust gases from a self-ignition engine were also presented and discussed. The thermal resistance of CaZrO{sub 3} obtained rods against molten nickel or iron was also examined. Based upon these investigations, it is evident that only in hydrogen-rich gas atmospheres can the stability of CaZrO{sub 3} shapes be limited due to the presence of CaO precipitation as a second phase. The nonstoichiometric CaZrO{sub 3} (CZ-51) gel-cast materials were also tested in solid galvanic cells, designed to study thermodynamic properties of oxide materials, important for SOFC and energy technology devices. In this way, the Gibbs energy of NiM{sub 2}O{sub 4}, M = Cr, Fe, at 650-1000 deg. C was determined. The CaZrO{sub 3} involving 51 mol.% CaO gel-cast sintered shapes seems to be promising solid electrolytes for electrochemical oxygen probes in control of metal processing and thermodynamic studies of materials important for the development of the energy industry.

Dudek, Magdalena [AGH - University of Science and Technology, Faculty of Energy and Fuels, 30-059 Cracow (Poland)

2009-09-15T23:59:59.000Z

454

Characterization of YSZ solid oxide fuel cells electrolyte deposited by atmospheric plasma spraying and low pressure plasma spraying  

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Yttria doped zirconia has been widely used as electrolyte materials for solid oxide fuel cells (SOFC). Plasma spraying is a cost-effective process to...2O3 stabilized ZrO2...(YSZ) layer was deposited by low press...

C. Zhang; H. L. Liao; W. Y. Li; G. Zhang; C. Coddet…

2006-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

455

Effect of zinc salt on transport, structural, and thermal properties of PEG-based polymer electrolytes for battery application  

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Solid polymer polyethylene glycol (PEG)-based electrolytes composed with zinc acetate Zn(CH3COO)2...have been prepared by using solution blending. We proposed a scheme of PEG–zinc acetate for battery application....

Anji Reddy Polu; Ranveer Kumar; Girish M. Joshi

2014-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

456

Synthesis and test of palladium-based nanostructured anodic electrocatalysts for hydrogen fuel cells with solid polymer electrolyte  

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Palladium-based nanostructured electrocatalysts on the Vulcan XC-72 carbon support for fuel cells with solid polymer electrolyte are synthesized and studied. In particular, electrochemical studies of the synth...

S. A. Grigor’ev; E. K. Lyutikova; E. G. Pritulenko…

2006-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

457

Thermal Stability of LiPF6 Salt and Li-ion Battery Electrolytes Containing LiPF6  

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of LiPF 6 Salt and Li-ion Battery Electrolytes ContainingLiPF 6 in prototypical Li-ion battery solvents was studied6 and the prototypical Li- ion battery solvents EC, PC, DMC

Yang, Hui; Zhuang, Guorong V.; Ross Jr., Philip N.

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

458

MECHANICAL PROPERTIES OF Sc???Ce????Zr????O? ELECTROLYTE MATERIAL FOR INTERMEDIATE TEMPERATURE SOLID OXIDE FUEL CELLS  

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Scandia doped zirconia has been considered a candidate for electrolyte material in intermediate temperature Solid Oxide Fuel Cells (SOFCs) due to its high ionic conductivity, chemical stability and good electrochemical performance. The aim...

Lim, Wendy

2011-02-22T23:59:59.000Z

459

Probing The Electrode/Electrolyte Interface in The Lithium Excess Layered Oxide Li1.2Ni0.2Mn0.6O2  

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A detailed surface investigation of the lithium-excess nickel manganese layered oxide Li1.2Ni0.2Mn0.6O2 structure was carried out using x-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS), total electron yield and transmission x-ray absorption spectroscopy (XAS), and electron energy loss spectroscopy (EELS) during the first two electrochemical cycles. All spectroscopy techniques consistently showed the presence of Mn4+ in the pristine material and a surprising reduction of Mn at the voltage plateau during the first charge. The Mn reduction is accompanied by the oxygen loss revealed by EELS. Upon the first discharge, the Mn at the surface never fully returns back to Mn4+. The electrode/electrolyte interface of this compound consists of the reduced Mn at the crystalline defect-spinel inner layer and an oxidized Mn species simultaneously with the presence of a superoxide species in amorphous outer layer. This proposed model signifies that oxygen vacancy formation and lithium removal result in electrolyte decomposition and superoxide formation, leading to Mn activation/dissolution and surface layer-spinel phase transformation. The results also indicate that the role of oxygen is complex and significant in contributing to the extra capacity of this class of high energy density cathode materials.

Carroll, Kyler J [University of California, San Diego; Qian, Danna [University of California, San Diego; Fell, Chris [University of Florida, Gainesville; Calvin, Scott [Sarah Lawrence College; Veith, Gabriel M [ORNL; Chi, Miaofang [ORNL; Dudney, Nancy J [ORNL; Meng, Ying Shirley [University of California, San Diego

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

460

Boronization of nickel and nickel clad materials for potential use in polymer electrolyte membrane fuel cells  

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A new low-cost, nickel clad bipolar plate concept is currently being developed for use in polymer electrolyte membrane fuel cells. Reported in this paper are the details of a powder-pack boronization process that would be used to establish a passivation layer on the electrolyte exposed surfaces of the bipolar plate in the final stage of manufacture. Results from energy dispersive X-ray analysis, X-ray diffraction, and scanning electron microscopy indicate that under moderate boronization conditions a homogeneous Ni3B layer grows on the exposed surfaces of the nickel clad material, the thickness of which depends on the time and temperature of boronization according to a Wagner-type scale growth relationship. At higher temperatures and longer reaction times, a Ni2B overlayer forms on top of the Ni3B during boronization.

Weil, K. Scott; Kim, Jin Yong Y.; Xia, Gordon; Coleman, J. E.; Yang, Z Gary

2006-12-20T23:59:59.000Z

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Nanomaterials for Polymer Electrolyte Membrane Fuel Cells; Materials Challenges Facing Electrical Energy Storate  

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Symposium T: Nanomaterials for Polymer Electrolyte Membrane Fuel Cells Polymer electrolyte membrane (PEM) fuel cells are under intense investigation worldwide for applications ranging from transportation to portable power. The purpose of this seminar is to focus on the nanomaterials and nanostructures inherent to polymer fuel cells. Symposium topics will range from high-activity cathode and anode catalysts, to theory and new analytical methods. Symposium U: Materials Challenges Facing Electrical Energy Storage Electricity, which can be generated in a variety of ways, offers a great potential for meeting future energy demands as a clean and efficient energy source. However, the use of electricity generated from renewable sources, such as wind or sunlight, requires efficient electrical energy storage. This symposium will cover the latest material developments for batteries, advanced capacitors, and related technologies, with a focus on new or emerging materials science challenges.

Gopal Rao, MRS Web-Editor; Yury Gogotsi, Drexel University; Karen Swider-Lyons, Naval Research Laboratory

2010-08-05T23:59:59.000Z

462

Higher ionic conductive ceria-based electrolytes for solid oxide fuel cells  

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Codoping is used to enhance the ionic conductivity of ceria-based electrolytes. Sm 3 + and Nd 3 + were selected as codopants to promote low migration energy paths for oxygen vacancydiffusion thereby increasing the ionic conductivity. Moreover the use of codopants also increases the pre-exponential factor in the Arrhenius relationship thus further improving the ionic conductivity. The ionic conductivity of Sm x Nd x Ce 1 ? 2 x O 2 ? ? solid solutions is measured using electrochemical impedance spectroscopy. It was observed that for Sm 0.075 Nd 0.075 Ce 0.85 O 2 ? ? the grain ionic conductivity was 14.0 × 10 ? 3 S cm ? 1 at 550 ° C which makes it one of the most promising ceria-based electrolytes for intermediate temperature solid oxide fuel cells.

Shobit Omar; Eric D. Wachsman; Juan C. Nino

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

463

Humidity-resistant ambient-temperature solid-electrolyte amperometric sensing apparatus  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

Apparatus and methods for detecting selected chemical compounds in air or other gas streams at room or ambient temperature includes a liquid-free humidity-resistant amperometric sensor comprising a sensing electrode and a counter and reference electrode separated by a solid electrolyte. The sensing electrode preferably contains a noble metal, such as Pt black. The electrolyte is water-free, non-hygroscopic, and substantially water-insoluble, and has a room temperature ionic conductivity [>=]10[sup [minus]4] (ohm-cm)[sup [minus]1], and preferably [>=]0.01 (ohm-cm)[sup [minus]1]. The conductivity may be due predominantly to Ag[sup +] ions, as in Ag[sub 2]WO[sub 4], or to F[sup [minus

Zaromb, S.

1994-06-21T23:59:59.000Z

464

Poly(vinylidenefluoride)-hexafluoropropylene–methyl N-methylpyrrolidinium-N-acetate trifluoromethanesulfonylimide–lithium trifluoromethanesulfonylimide gel electrolytes  

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New polymer-ionic liquid-lithium salt gel electrolytes (PILGEs) were prepared using poly(vinylidenefluoride)-hexafluoropropylene copolymer (PVdF(HFP)), methyl N-methylpyrrolidinium-N-acetate trifluoromethanesulfonimide ([MMEPyr][TFSI]), and lithium trifluoromethanesulfonylimide (LiTFSI) in order to investigate the effects of ionic liquids containing an ester group on the electrochemical properties of polymer gel electrolytes. Free standing ionic gels consisting of PVdF(HFP), [MMEPyr][TFSI], and LiTFSI were prepared in a range of weight ratio of polymer/[MMEPyr][TFSI]/LiTFSI = 1/2/0.1 ? 1. Ionic conductivities for the prepared \\{PILGEs\\} were measured with changing temperature and weight ratio of LiTFSI and the obtained values were found to be reasonable (10?4 S cm?1) over the operating temperatures.

Ki-Sub Kim; Seul Bee Lee; Hyunjoo Lee; Hoon Sik Kim; Youngwoo Lee; Kwangsoo Kwack

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

465

Porous membrane electrochemical cell for uranium and transuranic recovery from molten salt electrolyte  

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An improved process and device for the recovery of the minor actinides and the transuranic elements (TRU's) from a molten salt electrolyte. The process involves placing the device, an electrically non-conducting barrier between an anode salt and a cathode salt. The porous barrier allows uranium to diffuse between the anode and cathode, yet slows the diffusion of uranium ions so as to cause depletion of uranium ions in the catholyte. This allows for the eventual preferential deposition of transuranics present in spent nuclear fuel such as Np, Pu, Am, Cm. The device also comprises an uranium oxidation anode. The oxidation anode is solid uranium metal in the form of spent nuclear fuel. The spent fuel is placed in a ferric metal anode basket which serves as the electrical lead or contact between the molten electrolyte and the anodic uranium metal.

Willit, James L. (Ratavia, IL)

2007-09-11T23:59:59.000Z

466

Porous membrane electrochemical cell for uranium and transuranic recovery from molten salt electrolyte  

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An improved process and device for the recovery of the minor actinides and the transuranic elements (TRU's) from a molten salt electrolyte. The process involves placing the device, an electrically non-conducting barrier between an anode salt and a cathode salt. The porous barrier allows uranium to diffuse between the anode and cathode, yet slows the diffusion of uranium ions so as to cause depletion of uranium ions in the catholyte. This allows for the eventual preferential deposition of transuranics present in spent nuclear fuel such as Np, Pu, Am, Cm. The device also comprises an uranium oxidation anode. The oxidation anode is solid uranium metal in the form of spent nuclear fuel. The spent fuel is placed in a ferric metal anode basket which serves as the electrical lead or contact between the molten electrolyte and the anodic uranium metal.

Willit, James L. (Batavia, IL)

2010-09-21T23:59:59.000Z

467

Anode shroud for off-gas capture and removal from electrolytic oxide reduction system  

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An electrolytic oxide reduction system according to a non-limiting embodiment of the present invention may include a plurality of anode assemblies and an anode shroud for each of the anode assemblies. The anode shroud may be used to dilute, cool, and/or remove off-gas from the electrolytic oxide reduction system. The anode shroud may include a body portion having a tapered upper section that includes an apex. The body portion may have an inner wall that defines an off-gas collection cavity. A chimney structure may extend from the apex of the upper section and be connected to the off-gas collection cavity of the body portion. The chimney structure may include an inner tube within an outer tube. Accordingly, a sweep gas/cooling gas may be supplied down the annular space between the inner and outer tubes, while the off-gas may be removed through an exit path defined by the inner tube.

Bailey, James L.; Barnes, Laurel A.; Wiedmeyer, Stanley G.; Williamson, Mark A.; Willit, James L.

2014-07-08T23:59:59.000Z

468

Carbonized Hemoglobin Functioning as a Cathode Catalyst for Polymer Electrolyte Fuel Cells  

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development, i.e., (a) transition from poly(styrenesulfonic acid) to Nafion-type membranes; (b) a 10- to 100-fold redn. in the platinum loading in electrode by using nanosize electrocatalyst particles supported on high surface area carbon and impregnation of the proton conducting electrolyte into the active layer of the electrode; (c) optimization of structure of electrode and of membrane and electrode assembly to enhance power densities to 0.5-0.7 W/cm2 at desirable efficiencies; and (d) using Nafion-type membranes for direct methanol fuel cells instead of liq. ... Preparative procedures were optimized to enhance the performance of these nanocomposites as anode electrocatalysts in direct methanol fuel cells. ... To improve the performance of proton-exchange membrane fuel cells (PEMFCs), it is necessary to optimize the structure of the interface between polymer electrolyte and catalyst particles in the electrodes of PEMFCs. ...

Jun Maruyama; Ikuo Abe

2006-02-09T23:59:59.000Z

469

Method of preparing silicon carbide particles dispersed in an electrolytic bath for composite electroplating of metals  

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A method for preparing silicon carbide particles dispersed in an electrolytic bath for composite electroplating of metals includes the steps of washing the silicon carbide particles with an organic solvent; washing the silicon carbide particles with an inorganic acid; grinding the silicon carbide particles; and heating the silicon carbide particles in a nickel-containing solution at a boiling temperature for a predetermined period of time.

Peng, Yu-Min (Hsinchu, TW); Wang, Jih-Wen (Hsinchu, TW); Liue, Chun-Ying (Tau-Yung, TW); Yeh, Shinn-Horng (Kaohsiung, TW)

1994-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

470

Electrolyte membrane, methods of manufacture thereof and articles comprising the same  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

Disclosed herein is a method of forming an electrolyte membrane comprising forming a mixture; the mixture comprising a polyhydroxy compound, an aromatic polyhalide compound and an alkali metal hydroxide; disposing the mixture on a porous substrate; reacting the mixture to form a crosslinked proton conductor; and sulfonating the proton conductor. Disclosed herein too is an article comprising a porous substrate; and a sulfonated crosslinked proton conductor disposed within pores of the porous substrate.

Tamaki, Ryo; Rice, Steven Thomas; Yeager, Gary William

2013-11-05T23:59:59.000Z

471

High resolution neutron imaging of water in the polymer electrolyte fuel cell membrane  

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Water transport in the ionomeric membrane, typically Nafion{reg_sign}, has profound influence on the performance of the polymer electrolyte fuel cell, in terms of internal resistance and overall water balance. In this work, high resolution neutron imaging of the Nafion{reg_sign} membrane is presented in order to measure water content and through-plane gradients in situ under disparate temperature and humidification conditions.

Mukherjee, Partha P [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Makundan, Rangachary [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Spendelow, Jacob S [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Borup, Rodney L [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Hussey, D S [NIST; Jacobson, D L [NIST; Arif, M [NIST

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

472

Mediated electrochemical oxidation of organic wastes using a Co(III) mediator in a neutral electrolyte  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

An electrochemical cell with a Co(III) mediator and neutral pH anolyte provides efficient destruction of organic and mixed wastes. The organic waste is concentrated in the anolyte reservoir, where the cobalt mediator oxidizes the organics and insoluble radioactive species and is regenerated at the anode until all organics are converted to carbon dioxide and destroyed. The neutral electrolyte is non-corrosive, and thus extends the lifetime of the cell and its components.

Balazs, G. Bryan (Livermore, CA); Lewis, Patricia R. (Livermore, CA)

1999-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

473

Eeffect of electrolyte composition on initial cycling and impedance characteristics of lithium-ion-cells.  

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Hybrid-electric vehicles require lithium-battery electrolytes that form stable, low impedance passivation layers to protect the electrodes, while allowing rapid lithium-ion transport under high current charge/discharge pulses. In this article, we describe data acquired on cells containing LiNi{sub 0.8}Co{sub 0.15}Al{sub 0.05}O{sub 2}-based positive electrodes, graphite-based negative electrodes, and electrolytes with lithium hexafluorophosphate (LiPF{sub 6}), lithium tetrafluoroborate (LiBF{sub 4}), lithium bis(oxalato)borate (LiBOB) and lithium difluoro(oxalato) borate (LiF{sub 2}OB) salts. The impedance data were collected in cells containing a Li-Sn reference electrode to determine effect of electrolyte composition and testing temperature on individual electrode impedance. The full cell impedance data showed the following trend: LiBOB > LiBF{sub 4} > LiF{sub 2}OB > LiPF{sub 6}. The negative electrode impedance showed a trend similar to that of the full cell; this electrode was the main contributor to impedance in the LiBOB and LiBF{sub 4} cells. The positive electrode impedance values for the LiBF{sub 4}, LiF{sub 2}OB, and LiPF{sub 6} cells were comparable; the values were somewhat higher for the LiBOB cell. Cycling and impedance data were also obtained for cells containing additions of LiBF{sub 4}, LiBOB, LiF{sub 2}OB, and vinylene carbonate (VC) to the EC:EMC (3:7 by wt.) + 1.2 M LiPF{sub 6} electrolyte. Our data indicate that the composition and morphology of the graphite SEI formed during the first lithiation cycle is an important determinant of the negative electrode impedance, and hence full cell impedance.

Abraham, D. P.; Furczon, M. M.; Kang, S.-H.; Dees, D. W.; Jansen, A. N.; Chemical Sciences and Engineering Division

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

474

Water soluble graphene as electrolyte additive in magnesium-air battery system  

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Abstract Magnesium-air (Mg-air) batteries are an important energy source used to power electronic equipment and automobiles. Metal-air batteries give more energy density due to surplus air involved in reduction reaction at air cathode. In this study, the scope of improvements in the efficiency of Metal-air batteries is investigated through addition of water soluble graphene (WSG) as inhibitor in NaCl electrolyte. The discharge performance, corrosion behaviour and electrochemical impedance are studied for (i) the conventional Mg-air battery using 3.5% NaCl and (ii) Mg-air battery with WSG-based 3.5% NaCl electrolyte. X-ray diffraction analysis for WSG is carried out and it shows the crystalline nature of WSG by an intense sharp peak at 26.3°. Scanning electron microscope study is also performed and shows the flake-like structure of WSG denoted by thin layers of carbon. The immersion of WSG in 3.5% NaCl electrolyte increased the current density from 13.24 to 19.33 mA cm?2. Meanwhile, the WSG-based Mg-air battery was found to hold specific discharge capacity of 1030.71 mAh g?1, which was higher than that obtained in 3.5% NaCl electrolyte (i.e., 822.85 mAh g?1). The WSG-based Mg-air battery shows good self-discharge capacity and higher electrochemical activity during discharge.

K. Saminathan; M. Mayilvel Dinesh; M. Selvam; S.R. Srither; V. Rajendran; Karan V.I.S. Kaler

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

475

Friction welded nonconsumable electrode assembly and use thereof for electrolytic production of metals and silicon  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A nonconsumable electrode assembly suitable for use in the production of metal by electrolytic reduction of a metal compound dissolved in a molten salt, the assembly comprising a metal conductor and a ceramic electrode body connected by a friction weld between a portion of the body having a level of free metal or metal alloy sufficient to effect such a friction weld and a portion of the metal conductor.

Byrne, Stephen C. (Monroeville, PA); Ray, Siba P. (Pittsburgh, PA); Rapp, Robert A. (Columbus, OH)

1984-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

476

Conjugated Polymer Energy Level Shifts in Lithium-Ion Battery Electrolytes  

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Conjugated Polymer Energy Level Shifts in Lithium-Ion Battery Electrolytes ... By comparing the data obtained in the different systems, it is found that the IPs of the conjugated polymer films determined by conventional CV (IPC) can be correlated with UPS-measured HOMO energy levels (EH,UPS) by the relationship EH,UPS = (1.14 ± 0.23) × qIPC + (4.62 ± 0.10) eV, where q is the electron charge. ...

Charles Kiseok Song; Brian J. Eckstein; Teck Lip Dexter Tam; Lynn Trahey; Tobin J. Marks

2014-10-20T23:59:59.000Z

477

On-line Monitoring of Actinide Concentrations in Molten Salt Electrolyte  

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Pyroprocessing, a treatment method for spent nuclear fuel (SNF), is currently being studied at the Idaho National Laboratory. The key operation of pyroprocessing which takes place in an electrorefiner is the electrochemical separation of actinides from other constituents in spent fuel. Efficient operation of the electrorefiner requires online monitoring of actinide concentrations in the molten salt electrolyte. Square-wave voltammetry (SWV) and normal pulse voltammetry (NPV) are being investigated to assess their applicability to the measurement of actinide concentrations in the electrorefiner.

Curtis W. Johnson; Mary Lou Dunzik-Gougar; Shelly X. Li

2006-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

478

Present status of solid state photoelectrochemical solar cells and dye sensitized solar cells using PEO-based polymer electrolytes  

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Due to energy crises in the future, much effort is being directed towards alternate sources. Solar energy is accepted as a novel substitute for conventional sources of energy. Out of the long list of various types of solar cells available on the market, solid state photoelectrochemical solar cells (SSPECs) and dye sensitized solar cells (DSSCs) are proposed as an alternative to costly crystalline solar cell. This review provides a common platform for SSPECs and DSSCs using polymer electrolyte, particularly on polyethylene oxide (PEO)-based polymer electrolytes. Due to numerous advantageous properties of PEO, it is frequently used as an electrolyte in both SSPECs as well as DSSCs. In DSSCs, so far high efficiency (more than 11%) has been obtained only by using volatile liquid electrolyte, which suffers many disadvantages, such as corrosion, leakage and evaporation. The PEO-based solid polymer proves its importance and could be used to solve the problems stated above. The recent developments in SSPECs and DSSCs using modified PEO electrolytes by adding nano size inorganic fillers, blending with low molecular weight polymers and ionic liquid (IL) are discussed in detail. The role of ionic liquid in modifying the electrical, structural and photoelectrochemical properties of PEO polymer electrolytes is also described.

Pramod Kumar Singh; R K Nagarale; S P Pandey; H W Rhee; Bhaskar Bhattacharya

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

479

Effects of ionic conductivities of zirconia electrolytes on polarization properties of platinum anodes in solid oxide fuel cells  

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To find a clue for the design of high-performance electrodes for solid oxide fuel cells (SOFCs), the polarization properties of Pt electrodes attached to zirconia electrolytes with various ionic conductivities were investigated at 800-1000[degree]C. The IR-free anodic polarization in hydrogen was greatly affected by the ionic conductivity of the electrolyte, and it obeyed the Tafel equation. The exchange current density increased in proportion to the square of the ionic conductivity for all electrolytes operated at 800-1000[degree]C, while the transfer coefficient (n[alpha][sub o] = 2) was independent of the temperature and of the conductivity of electrolytes. According to our analysis, the rate-determining step is not a simple electron transfer from oxide ions but a recombination step involving discharged oxygen atoms adsorbed on the Pt electrode/electrolyte interface; an increase in the rate of transport of oxide ions to the interface, for example, by using an electrolyte with higher-ionic conductivity, reduces the anodic overpotential greatly. 34 refs., 6 figs., 1 tab.

Uchida, Hiroyuki; Yoshida, Manabu; Watanabe, Masahiro (Yamanashi Univ., Kofu (Japan))

1995-03-09T23:59:59.000Z

480

Electric double layer for a size-asymmetric electrolyte around a spherical colloid  

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We have studied the structure of a size-asymmetric electrolyte on charged colloids by a density functional perturbation theory. The hard-sphere contribution has been approximated as the direct pair correlation function with the coupling parameter, whereas the electronic contribution has been approximated as the mean-spherical approximation in the bulk phase. The calculated results for the ionic density distributions and mean electrostatic potentials are in very good agreement with the computer simulations over a wide range of colloid sizes and electrolyte concentrations. The present theory provides better structural results than the hypernetted-chain equation based on the mean spherical approximation. We have confirmed that the overcharging appears when the counterions are larger than the coions. The overcharging disappears everywhere when the electrostatic repulsion becomes strong enough, while the charge reversal is observed when the coions are larger than the counterions, and the reversal effect appears for a size-asymmetric electrolyte at high surface charge densities. The charge reversal occurs even for the point of zero charge, mainly due to the depletion force between two ions. The present theory is able to provide interesting insights about the charge reversal and overcharging phenomena occurring at the interface.

Kim, Eun-Young; Kim, Soon-Chul, E-mail: sckim@andong.ac.kr [Department of Physics, Andong National University, Andong 760-749 (Korea, Republic of)] [Department of Physics, Andong National University, Andong 760-749 (Korea, Republic of)

2014-04-21T23:59:59.000Z

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481

Uptake of heavy metals from aqueous solution by non-conventional adsorbents  

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The present study investigates the removal of chromium and copper metal ions from aqueous solution using non-conventional adsorbents such as modified tree barks of acacia arabica (babul) and hardwickia binnata (aajan). In this study the influence of pH, initial sorbate concentration, contact time, adsorbent dose and particle size was investigated. Maximum adsorption for both the metals was found to occur at pH 5. The process of uptake followed first-order adsorption rate expression and obeyed Langmuir and Freundlich models of adsorption. The Langmuir isotherms are best fitted as compared to Freundlich isotherms for the adsorbents studied.

S.J. Patil; A.G. Bhole; G.S. Natarajan

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

482

Electrolytes- Advanced Electrolyte and Electrolyte Additives  

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2012 DOE Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Program and Vehicle Technologies Program Annual Merit Review and Peer Evaluation Meeting

483

Electrolytes - Advanced Electrolyte and Electrolyte Additives  

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collaborations * Enerdel , A123 , JCSaft * Central Glass * Grant Smith, University of Utah * Kevin Gering, INEL Partners Overview An integrated...

484

Electrolytes - Advanced Electrolyte and Electrolyte Additives  

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Bedrov, University of Utah * Kevin Gering, INEL * Oleg Borodin, ARL * Enerdel * JSaft Partners Overview Integrated theoreticalexperimental program to develop additives...

485

Process of concentrating ethanol from dilute aqueous solutions thereof  

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Relatively dilute aqueous solutions of ethanol are concentrated by passage through a bed of a crystalline silica polymorph, such as silicalite, to adsorb the ethanol with residual dilute feed in contact with the bed, which is displaced by passing concentrated aqueous ethanol through the bed without displacing the adsorbed ethanol. A product concentrate is then obtained by removing the adsorbed ethanol from the bed together with at least a portion of the concentrated aqueous ethanol used as the displacer liquid. This process permits ethanol to be concentrated from dilute fermentation beers, which may contain from 6 to 10% ethanol, to obtain a concentrate product at very low energy cost having an ethanol concentration in excess of 95%, such as a concentration of from 98 to 99.5%.

Oulman, Charles S. [Ames, IA; Chriswell, Colin D. [Slater, IA

1981-07-07T23:59:59.000Z

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Process of concentrating ethanol from dilute aqueous solutions thereof  

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Relatively dilute aqueous solutions of ethanol are concentrated by passage through a bed of a crystalline silica polymorph, such as silicalite, to adsorb the ethanol with residual dilute feed in contact with the bed, which is displaced by passing concentrated aqueous ethanol through the bed without displacing the adsorbed ethanol. A product concentrate is then obtained by removing the adsorbed ethanol from the bed together with at least a portion of the concentrated aqueous ethanol used as the displacer liquid. This process permits ethanol to be concentrated from dilute fermentation beers, which may contain from 6 to 10% ethanol, to obtain a concentrate product at very low energy cost having an ethanol concentration in excess of 95%, such as a concentration of from 98 to 99.5%. 5 figs.

Oulman, C.S.; Chriswell, C.D.

1981-07-07T23:59:59.000Z

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Interactions of Cl? and OH Radical in Aqueous Solution  

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There is a considerable controversy surrounding the nature of the Cl?/OH complex in aqueous solution, which appears as a byproduct of the irradiation of salt solutions in nuclear reactor operation, radioactive waste storage, medicine, and environmental problems. ... A similar process in the interfacial environment has been implicated in the production of molecular chlorine from sea salt aerosol, which ultimately could lead to enhanced ozone levels in the marine boundary layer. ... (2, 3) A detailed understanding of this reaction is hindered by uncertainty regarding the nature of the complex between OH and Cl? in aqueous environments. ...

Marat Valiev; Raffaella D’Auria; Douglas J. Tobias; Bruce C. Garrett

2009-07-10T23:59:59.000Z

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Nonlinear response of the surface electrostatic potential formed at metal oxide/electrolyte interfaces. A Monte Carlo simulation study  

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An analysis of surface potential nonlinearity at metal oxide/electrolyte interfaces is presented. By using Grand Canonical Monte Carlo simulations of a simple lattice model of an interface, we show a correlation exists between ionic strength as well as surface site densities and the non-Nernstian response of a metal oxide electrode. We propose two approaches to deal with the 0-nonlinearity: one based on perturbative expansion of the Gibbs free energy and another based on assumption of the pH-dependence of surface potential slope. The theoretical anal ysis based on our new potential form gives excellent performance at extreme pH regions, where classical formulae based on the Poisson-Boltzmann equation fail. The new formula is general and independent of any underlying assumptions. For this reason, it can be directly applied to experimental surface potential measurements, including those for individual surfaces of single crystals, as we present for data reported by Kallay and Preocanin [Kallay, Preocanin J. Colloid and Interface20 Sci. 318 (2008) 290].

Zarzycki, Piotr P.; Rosso, Kevin M.

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Self-supported poly(methyl methacrylate–acrylonitrile–vinyl acetate)-based gel electrolyte for lithium ion battery  

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Self-supported gel polymer electrolyte (GPE) was prepared based on copolymer, poly(methyl methacrylate–acrylonitrile–vinyl acetate) (P(MMA–AN–VAc)). The copolymer P(MMA–AN–VAc) was synthesized by emulsion polymerization and the copolymer membrane was prepared through phase inversion. The structure and the performance of the copolymer, the membrane and the GPE were characterized by FTIR, NMR, SEM, XRD, DSC/TG, LSV, CA, and EIS. It is found that the copolymer was formed through the breaking of double bond CC in each monomer. The membrane has low crystallinity and has low glass transition temperature, 39.1 °C, its thermal stability is as high as 310 °C, and its mechanical strength is improved compared with P(MMA–AN). The GPE is electrochemically stable up to 5.6 V (vs. Li/Li+) and its conductivity is 3.48 × 10?3 S cm?1 at ambient temperature. The lithium ion transference number in the GPE is 0.51 and the conductivity model of the GPE is found to obey the Vogel–Tamman–Fulcher (VTF) equation.

Y.H. Liao; D.Y. Zhou; M.M. Rao; W.S. Li; Z.P. Cai; Y. Liang; C.L. Tan

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Impact of particle size on interaction forces between ettringite and dispersing comb-polymers in various electrolyte solutions  

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Abstract The inter-particle forces play a fundamental role for the flow properties of a particle suspension in response to shear stresses. In concrete applications, cement admixtures based on comb-polymers like polycarboxylate-ether-based superplasticizer (PCE) are used to control the rheological behavior of the fresh mixtures, as it is negatively impacted by certain early hydration products, like the mineral ettringite. In this work, dispersion forces due to PCE were measured directly at the surface of ettringite crystals in different electrolyte solutions by the means of atomic force microscopy (AFM) applying spherical and sharp silicon dioxide tips. Results show an effective repulsion between ettringite surface and AFM tips for solutions above the IEP of ettringite (pH?12) and significant attraction in solution at lower pH. The addition of polyelectrolytes in solution provides dispersion forces exclusively between the sharp tips (radius ? 10 nm) and the ettringite surface, whereas the polymer layer at the ettringite surface results to be unable to disperse large colloidal probes (radius ? 10 ?m). A simple modeling of the inter-particle forces explains that, for large particles, the steric hindrance of the studied PCE molecules is not high enough to compensate for the Van der Waals and the attractive electrostatic contributions. Therefore, in cement suspensions the impact of ettringite on rheology is probably not only related to the particle charge, but also related to the involved particle sizes.

Lucia Ferrari; Josef Kaufmann; Frank Winnefeld; Johann Plank

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Adsorption of Congo Red Dye from Aqueous Solutions Using Roots of Eichhornia Crassipes: Kinetic and Equilibrium Studies  

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Abstract Adsorption of Congo red (CR) from aqueous solution using dried roots of Eichhornia crassipes was studied. Batch experiments were carried out for sorption kinetics and isotherms. Experimental results obtained showed that adsorption process was highly dependent on contact time, adsorbent dosage, initial dye concentration and particle size. The sorption equilibrium for Congo red dye by E. crassipes (roots) was reached within 90 minutes and adsorption efficiency of up to 96% achieved. The sorption kinetics followed a pseudo-second-order kinetic model while Freundlich isotherm model was best applicable for obtaining the equilibrium parameters. These results demonstrate that roots of E. crassipes are effective, environmentally friendly and low-cost biomaterial for dye removal from aqueous dye solutions and industrial effluents.

Wycliffe Chisutia Wanyonyi; John Mmari Onyari; Paul Mwanza Shiundu

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Preparation of Pt deposited nanotubular TiO{sub 2} as cathodes for enhanced photoelectrochemical hydrogen production using seawater electrolytes  

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The purpose of this study was to develop effective cathodes to increase the production of hydrogen and use the seawater, an abundant resource in the earth as the electrolyte in photoelectrochemical systems. In order to fabricate the Pt/TiO{sub 2} cathodes, various contents of the Pt precursor (0-0.4 wt%) deposited by the electrodeposition method were used. On the basis of the hydrogen evolution rate, 0.2 wt% Pt/TiO{sub 2} was observed to exhibit the best performance among the various Pt/TiO{sub 2} cathodes with the natural seawater and two concentrated seawater electrolytes obtained from single (nanofiltration) and combined membrane (nanofiltration and reverse osmosis) processes. The surface characterizations exhibited that crystal structures and morphological properties of Pt and TiO{sub 2} found the results of XRD pattern and SEM/TEM images, respectively. - Graphical abstract: On the basis of photoelectrochemical hydrogen production, 0.2 wt% Pt/TiO{sub 2} was observed to exhibit the best performance among the various Pt/TIO{sub 2} cathodes with natural seawater. In comparison of hydrogen evolution rate with various seawater electrolytes, 0.2 wt% Pt/TiO{sub 2} was found to show the better performance as cathode with the concentrated seawater electrolytes obtained from membrane. Highlights: > Pt deposited TiO{sub 2} electrodes are used as cathode in PEC H{sub 2} production. > Natural and concentrated seawater by membranes are used as electrolytes in PEC. > Pt/TiO{sub 2} shows a good performance as cathode with seawater electrolytes. > H{sub 2} evolution rate increases with more concentrated seawater electrolyte. > Highly saline seawater is useful resource for H{sub 2} production.

Nam, Wonsik [Korea Institute of Energy Research, New and Renewable Energy Research Division, Hydrogen Energy Research Center, 71-2 Jang-dong, Yuseong-gu, Daejeon 305-343 (Korea, Republic of); Korea University of Technology and Education, Department of Applied Chemical Engineering, 1800 Chungjeollo, Byeongcheon-myun, Chungnam 330-708 (Korea, Republic of); Oh, Seichang [Korea Institute of Energy Research, New and Renewable Energy Research Division, Hydrogen Energy Research Center, 71-2 Jang-dong, Yuseong-gu, Daejeon 305-343 (Korea, Republic of); Yonsei University, Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, 134 Shinchon-dong, Seodaemun-gu, Seoul 120-749 (Korea, Republic of); Joo, Hyunku [Korea Institute of Energy Research, New and Renewable Energy Research Division, Hydrogen Energy Research Center, 71-2 Jang-dong, Yuseong-gu, Daejeon 305-343 (Korea, Republic of); Yoon, Jaekyung, E-mail: jyoon@kier.re.kr [Korea Institute of Energy Research, New and Renewable Energy Research Division, Hydrogen Energy Research Center, 71-2 Jang-dong, Yuseong-gu, Daejeon 305-343 (Korea, Republic of)

2011-11-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Electrochemical and photochemical treatment of aqueous waste streams  

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Carbon aerogel electrodes have been used to remove NH{sub 4}ClO{sub 4} and heavy metals from aqueous waste streams. Photochemical oixdation with H{sub 2}O{sub 2} has been used to destroy organic contamination and is proposed as a means of avoiding the fouling of carbon aerogel electrodes.

Farmer, J.C.; Pekala, R.W.; Wang, F.T.; Fix, D.V.; Volpe, A.M.; Dietrich, D.D.; Siegel, W.H.; Carley, J.F.

1996-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Aqueous Carbonation of Natural Brucite: Relevance to CO2 Sequestration  

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Aqueous Carbonation of Natural Brucite: Relevance to CO2 Sequestration ... Products and reaction kinetics of natural brucite carbonation are studied at room temperature and moderate pCO2. ... Carbonation of natural brucite in H2O and diluted HCl is investigated at room temperature and moderate pCO2 to explore the products’ mineralogy and reaction kinetics. ...

Liang Zhao; Liqin Sang; Jun Chen; Junfeng Ji; H. Henry Teng

2009-11-30T23:59:59.000Z

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Compact anhydrous HCl to aqueous HCl conversion system  

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The present invention is directed to an inexpensive and compact apparatus adapted for use with a .sup.196 Hg isotope separation process and the conversion of anhydrous HCl to aqueous HCl without the use of air flow to carry the HCl vapor into the converter system.

Grossman, Mark W. (Belmont, MA); Speer, Richard (S. Hamilton, MA)

1993-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Kinetic study of hydrogen sulfide absorption in aqueous chlorine solution  

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). This technique involves H2S mass transfer in an aqueous phase using a gas-liquid contactor. Since H2S is poorly. This scrubbing liquid is just drained when the salt accumulation due to H2S oxidation into sulfate anions becomes Hydrogen sulfide (H2S) is currently removed from gaseous effluents by chemical scrubbing using water

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

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Absorption of Carbon Dioxide in Aqueous Piperazine/Methyldiethanolamine  

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Absorption of Carbon Dioxide in Aqueous Piperazine/Methyldiethanolamine Sanjay Bishnoi and Gary T dioxide absorption in 0.6 M piperazine PZ r4 M methyldiethanolamine ( )MDEA was measured in a wetted wall loading. The absorption rate did not follow pseudo first-order beha®ior except at ®ery low loading. All

Rochelle, Gary T.

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Correlation of Soil and Sediment Organic Matter Polarity to Aqueous  

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and compared with published partition coefficients (Koc) of carbon tetrachloride (CT) from aqueous solution of the measured partition coefficients (Koc) of carbon tetrachloride (CT) vs. percent polar organic carbon (POC to their organic carbon-normalized sorption coefficients (Koc) for carbon tetrachloride (CT) and 1

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VISCOSITY OF AQUEOUS SODIUM CHLORIDE SOLUTIONS FROM 0 - 150oC  

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A. , Fabuss, B.M. , "Viscosities of Binary Aqueous Solutionsof Pressure on the Viscosity of Aqueous NaCl Solutions inF.A. , Kestin, J. , "The Viscosity of NaCl and KCl Solutions

Ozbek, H.

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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E-Print Network 3.0 - aqueous polymer two-phase Sample Search...  

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observed for the aqueous two-phase systems. This view is in accordance... , such as polyethylene oxide (PEO) and Dextran, may form aqueous two- phase systems, each phase being rich...