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Title: Method and apparatus for storage battery electrolyte circulation

Abstract

An electrolyte reservoir in fluid communication with the cell of a storage battery is intermittently pressurized with a pulse of compressed gas to cause a flow of electrolyte from the reservoir to the upper region of less dense electrolyte in the cell. Upon termination of the pressure pulse, more dense electrolyte is forced into the reservoir from the lower region of the cell by the differential pressure head between the cell and reservoir electrolyte levels. The compressed gas pulse is controlled to prevent the entry of gas from the reservoir into the cell.

Inventors:
 [1]
  1. (Milwaukee, WI)
Issue Date:
OSTI Identifier:
863649
Patent Number(s):
4221847
Application Number:
06/072,097
Assignee:
Globe-Union Inc. (Milwaukee, WI) OSTI
DOE Contract Number:  
31-109-38-4205
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
method; apparatus; storage; battery; electrolyte; circulation; reservoir; fluid; communication; cell; intermittently; pressurized; pulse; compressed; gas; flow; upper; region; dense; termination; pressure; forced; differential; head; levels; controlled; prevent; entry; battery electrolyte; electrolyte reservoir; compressed gas; fluid communication; differential pressure; upper region; pressure head; storage battery; pressure pulse; electrolyte circulation; gas pulse; /429/

Citation Formats

Inkmann, Mark S. Method and apparatus for storage battery electrolyte circulation. United States: N. p., 1980. Web.
Inkmann, Mark S. Method and apparatus for storage battery electrolyte circulation. United States.
Inkmann, Mark S. Tue . "Method and apparatus for storage battery electrolyte circulation". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/863649.
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author = {Inkmann, Mark S.},
abstractNote = {An electrolyte reservoir in fluid communication with the cell of a storage battery is intermittently pressurized with a pulse of compressed gas to cause a flow of electrolyte from the reservoir to the upper region of less dense electrolyte in the cell. Upon termination of the pressure pulse, more dense electrolyte is forced into the reservoir from the lower region of the cell by the differential pressure head between the cell and reservoir electrolyte levels. The compressed gas pulse is controlled to prevent the entry of gas from the reservoir into the cell.},
doi = {},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {1980},
month = {9}
}

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