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Title: Gas permeable electrode for electrochemical system

Abstract

An electrode apparatus is described which is adapted for use in electrochemical systems having an anode compartment and a cathode compartment in which gas and ions are produced and consumed in the compartments during generation of electrical current. The electrode apparatus includes a membrane for separating the anode compartment from the cathode compartment wherein the membrane is permeable to both ions and gas. The cathode and anode for the assembly are provided on opposite sides of the membrane. During use of the membrane-electrode apparatus in electrochemical cells, the gas and ions generated at the cathode or anode migrate through the membrane to provide efficient transfer of gas and ions between the anode and cathode compartments. 3 figs.

Inventors:
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Issue Date:
OSTI Identifier:
7168703
Patent Number(s):
4865925 A
Application Number:
PPN: US 7-306337
Assignee:
Hughes Aircraft Co., Los Angeles, CA (United States) PTO; EDB-94-115724
DOE Contract Number:  
EG-77-C-01-4042
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 23 Dec 1988
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
30 DIRECT ENERGY CONVERSION; ELECTROCHEMICAL CELLS; ELECTRODES; DESIGN; PERMEABILITY; MEMBRANE TRANSPORT; OPERATION; 300503* - Fuel Cells- Materials, Components, & Auxiliaries

Citation Formats

Ludwig, F.A., and Townsend, C.W. Gas permeable electrode for electrochemical system. United States: N. p., 1989. Web.
Ludwig, F.A., & Townsend, C.W. Gas permeable electrode for electrochemical system. United States.
Ludwig, F.A., and Townsend, C.W. Tue . "Gas permeable electrode for electrochemical system". United States.
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abstractNote = {An electrode apparatus is described which is adapted for use in electrochemical systems having an anode compartment and a cathode compartment in which gas and ions are produced and consumed in the compartments during generation of electrical current. The electrode apparatus includes a membrane for separating the anode compartment from the cathode compartment wherein the membrane is permeable to both ions and gas. The cathode and anode for the assembly are provided on opposite sides of the membrane. During use of the membrane-electrode apparatus in electrochemical cells, the gas and ions generated at the cathode or anode migrate through the membrane to provide efficient transfer of gas and ions between the anode and cathode compartments. 3 figs.},
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