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Title: Electrolytic/fuel cell bundles and systems including a current collector in communication with an electrode thereof

Abstract

Electrolytic/fuel cell bundles and systems including such bundles include an electrically conductive current collector in communication with an anode or a cathode of each of a plurality of cells. A cross-sectional area of the current collector may vary in a direction generally parallel to a general direction of current flow through the current collector. The current collector may include a porous monolithic structure. At least one cell of the plurality of cells may include a current collector that surrounds an outer electrode of the cell and has at least six substantially planar exterior surfaces. The planar surfaces may extend along a length of the cell, and may abut against a substantially planar surface of a current collector of an adjacent cell. Methods for generating electricity and for performing electrolysis include flowing current through a conductive current collector having a varying cross-sectional area.

Inventors:
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Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Idaho National Laboratory (INL), Idaho Falls, ID (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1083462
Patent Number(s):
8389180
Application Number:
11/530,684
Assignee:
Battelle Energy Alliance, LLC (Idaho Falls, ID)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
H - ELECTRICITY H01 - BASIC ELECTRIC ELEMENTS H01M - PROCESSES OR MEANS, e.g. BATTERIES, FOR THE DIRECT CONVERSION OF CHEMICAL ENERGY INTO ELECTRICAL ENERGY
Y - NEW / CROSS SECTIONAL TECHNOLOGIES Y02 - TECHNOLOGIES OR APPLICATIONS FOR MITIGATION OR ADAPTATION AGAINST CLIMATE CHANGE Y02E - REDUCTION OF GREENHOUSE GAS [GHG] EMISSIONS, RELATED TO ENERGY GENERATION, TRANSMISSION OR DISTRIBUTION
DOE Contract Number:  
AC07-051D14517
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
25 ENERGY STORAGE

Citation Formats

Hawkes, Grant L., Herring, James S., Stoots, Carl M., and O'Brien, James E. Electrolytic/fuel cell bundles and systems including a current collector in communication with an electrode thereof. United States: N. p., 2013. Web.
Hawkes, Grant L., Herring, James S., Stoots, Carl M., & O'Brien, James E. Electrolytic/fuel cell bundles and systems including a current collector in communication with an electrode thereof. United States.
Hawkes, Grant L., Herring, James S., Stoots, Carl M., and O'Brien, James E. Tue . "Electrolytic/fuel cell bundles and systems including a current collector in communication with an electrode thereof". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1083462.
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