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Title: Porous electrolyte retainer for molten carbonate fuel cell

Abstract

A porous tile for retaining molten electrolyte within a fuel cell is prepared by sintering particles of lithium aluminate into a stable structure. The tile is assembled between two porous metal plates which serve as electrodes with fuels gases such as H.sub.2 and CO opposite to oxidant gases such as O.sub.2 and CO.sub.2. The tile is prepared with a porosity of 55-65% and a pore size distribution selected to permit release of sufficient molten electrolyte to wet but not to flood the adjacent electrodes.

Inventors:
 [1];  [1]
  1. (Downers Grove, IL)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Argonne National Laboratory (ANL), Argonne, IL
OSTI Identifier:
864586
Patent Number(s):
US 4389467
Application Number:
06/211,001
Assignee:
United States of America as represented by United States (Washington, DC) ANL
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
porous; electrolyte; retainer; molten; carbonate; fuel; cell; tile; retaining; prepared; sintering; particles; lithium; aluminate; stable; structure; assembled; metal; plates; serve; electrodes; fuels; gases; opposite; oxidant; porosity; 55-65; pore; size; distribution; selected; permit; release; sufficient; wet; flood; adjacent; metal plates; metal plate; fuel cell; lithium aluminate; porous metal; oxidant gas; size distribution; molten electrolyte; pore size; carbonate fuel; molten carbonate; oxidant gases; retaining molten; adjacent electrodes; distribution selected; /429/264/

Citation Formats

Singh, Raj N., and Dusek, Joseph T. Porous electrolyte retainer for molten carbonate fuel cell. United States: N. p., 1983. Web.
Singh, Raj N., & Dusek, Joseph T. Porous electrolyte retainer for molten carbonate fuel cell. United States.
Singh, Raj N., and Dusek, Joseph T. Tue . "Porous electrolyte retainer for molten carbonate fuel cell". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/864586.
@article{osti_864586,
title = {Porous electrolyte retainer for molten carbonate fuel cell},
author = {Singh, Raj N. and Dusek, Joseph T.},
abstractNote = {A porous tile for retaining molten electrolyte within a fuel cell is prepared by sintering particles of lithium aluminate into a stable structure. The tile is assembled between two porous metal plates which serve as electrodes with fuels gases such as H.sub.2 and CO opposite to oxidant gases such as O.sub.2 and CO.sub.2. The tile is prepared with a porosity of 55-65% and a pore size distribution selected to permit release of sufficient molten electrolyte to wet but not to flood the adjacent electrodes.},
doi = {},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {1983},
month = {6}
}

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