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Title: Thermoelectrochemical system and method

Abstract

A thermal electrochemical system is described in which an electrical current is generated between a cathode immersed in a concentrated aqueous solution of phosphoric acid and an anode immersed in a molten salt solution of ammonium phosphate and monohydric ammonium phosphate. Reactants consumed at the electrodes during the electrochemical reaction are thermochemically regenerated and recycled to the electrodes to provide continuous operation of the system. 5 figs.

Inventors:
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Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Midwest Research Institute, Kansas City, MO (United States); Solar Energy Research Institute; National Renewable Energy Lab. (NREL), Golden, CO (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
131922
Patent Number(s):
5,470,669
Application Number:
PAN: 7-336,457
Assignee:
Hughes Aircraft Co., Los Angeles, CA (United States)
DOE Contract Number:  
AC02-83CH10093
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Other Information: PBD: 28 Nov 1995
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
30 DIRECT ENERGY CONVERSION; ELECTROCHEMICAL CELLS; DESIGN; PERFORMANCE; PHOSPHORIC ACID; MOLTEN SALTS; AMMONIUM PHOSPHATES; REGENERATION; RECYCLING

Citation Formats

Ludwig, F A, Townsend, C W, and Eliash, B M. Thermoelectrochemical system and method. United States: N. p., 1995. Web.
Ludwig, F A, Townsend, C W, & Eliash, B M. Thermoelectrochemical system and method. United States.
Ludwig, F A, Townsend, C W, and Eliash, B M. Tue . "Thermoelectrochemical system and method". United States.
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