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Title: H[sub 2]/Cl[sub 2] fuel cells for power and HCl production - chemical cogeneration

Abstract

A fuel cell for the electrolytic production of hydrogen chloride and the generation of electric energy from hydrogen and chlorine gas is disclosed. In typical application, the fuel cell operates from the hydrogen and chlorine gas generated by a chlorine electrolysis generator. The hydrogen chloride output is used to maintain acidity in the anode compartment of the electrolysis cells, and the electric energy provided from the fuel cell is used to power a portion of the electrolysis cells in the chlorine generator or for other chlorine generator electric demands. The fuel cell itself is typically formed by a passage for the flow of hydrogen chloride or hydrogen chloride and sodium chloride electrolyte between anode and cathode gas diffusion electrodes. 3 figures.

Inventors:
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Physical Sciences Inc
OSTI Identifier:
7176631
Patent Number(s):
5041197 A
Application Number:
PPN: US 7-303026
Assignee:
Physical Sciences, Inc., Andover, MA (United States) CHO; EDB-94-108769
DOE Contract Number:  
AC02-86ER80366
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 25 Jan 1989
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
30 DIRECT ENERGY CONVERSION; 32 ENERGY CONSERVATION, CONSUMPTION, AND UTILIZATION; ELECTROLYTIC CELLS; POWER SUPPLIES; HYDROCHLORIC ACID; SYNTHESIS; HYDROGEN FUEL CELLS; DESIGN; DUAL-PURPOSE POWER PLANTS; OPERATION; POWER GENERATION; CHLORINE COMPOUNDS; DIRECT ENERGY CONVERTERS; ELECTROCHEMICAL CELLS; ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT; EQUIPMENT; FUEL CELLS; HALOGEN COMPOUNDS; HYDROGEN COMPOUNDS; INORGANIC ACIDS; POWER PLANTS; 300501* - Fuel Cells- Design & Development; 300504 - Fuel Cells- Applications; 320301 - Energy Conservation, Consumption, & Utilization- Industrial & Agricultural Processes- Energy Sources

Citation Formats

Gelb, A.H. H[sub 2]/Cl[sub 2] fuel cells for power and HCl production - chemical cogeneration. United States: N. p., 1991. Web.
Gelb, A.H. H[sub 2]/Cl[sub 2] fuel cells for power and HCl production - chemical cogeneration. United States.
Gelb, A.H. Tue . "H[sub 2]/Cl[sub 2] fuel cells for power and HCl production - chemical cogeneration". United States.
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author = {Gelb, A.H.},
abstractNote = {A fuel cell for the electrolytic production of hydrogen chloride and the generation of electric energy from hydrogen and chlorine gas is disclosed. In typical application, the fuel cell operates from the hydrogen and chlorine gas generated by a chlorine electrolysis generator. The hydrogen chloride output is used to maintain acidity in the anode compartment of the electrolysis cells, and the electric energy provided from the fuel cell is used to power a portion of the electrolysis cells in the chlorine generator or for other chlorine generator electric demands. The fuel cell itself is typically formed by a passage for the flow of hydrogen chloride or hydrogen chloride and sodium chloride electrolyte between anode and cathode gas diffusion electrodes. 3 figures.},
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place = {United States},
year = {1991},
month = {8}
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