Global to push GA events into
skip to main content

Title: Integrated main rail, feed rail, and current collector

A separator plate is described for a fuel cell comprising an anode current collector, a cathode current collector and a main plate, the main plate disposed between the anode current collector and the cathode current collector. The anode current collector forms a flattened peripheral wet seal structure and manifold wet seal structure on the anode side of the separator plate and the cathode current collector forms a flattened peripheral wet seal structure and manifold wet seal structure on the cathode side of the separator plate. In this manner, the number of components required to manufacture and assemble a fuel cell stack is reduced. 9 figs.
Inventors:
; ; ;
Issue Date:
OSTI Identifier:
6829793
Assignee:
Inst. of Gas Technology, Chicago, IL (United States) PTO; EDB-94-166342
Patent Number(s):
US 5362578; A
Application Number:
PPN: US 7-986970
Contract Number:
AC21-90MC27394
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 8 Dec 1992
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
30 DIRECT ENERGY CONVERSION; BATTERY SEPARATORS; DESIGN; FUEL CELLS; ELECTRODES; SEALS; DIRECT ENERGY CONVERTERS; ELECTROCHEMICAL CELLS 300503* -- Fuel Cells-- Materials, Components, & Auxiliaries; 300501 -- Fuel Cells-- Design & Development