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Title: Rapidly refuelable fuel cell

Abstract

This invention is directed to a metal-air fuel cell where the consumable metal anode is movably positioned in the cell and an expandable enclosure, or bladder, is used to press the anode into contact with separating spacers between the cell electrodes. The bladder may be depressurized to allow replacement of the anode when consumed.

Inventors:
 [1]
  1. Santa Clara, CA
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (LLNL), Livermore, CA (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
864585
Patent Number(s):
4389466
Assignee:
United States of America as represented by United States (Washington, DC)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
H - ELECTRICITY H01 - BASIC ELECTRIC ELEMENTS H01M - PROCESSES OR MEANS, e.g. BATTERIES, FOR THE DIRECT CONVERSION OF CHEMICAL ENERGY INTO ELECTRICAL ENERGY
Y - NEW / CROSS SECTIONAL TECHNOLOGIES Y02 - TECHNOLOGIES OR APPLICATIONS FOR MITIGATION OR ADAPTATION AGAINST CLIMATE CHANGE Y02E - REDUCTION OF GREENHOUSE GAS [GHG] EMISSIONS, RELATED TO ENERGY GENERATION, TRANSMISSION OR DISTRIBUTION
DOE Contract Number:  
W-7405-ENG-48
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
rapidly; refuelable; fuel; cell; directed; metal-air; consumable; metal; anode; movably; positioned; expandable; enclosure; bladder; press; contact; separating; spacers; electrodes; depressurized; allow; replacement; consumed; metal anode; consumable metal; fuel cell; air fuel; cell electrodes; cell electrode; rapidly refuelable; refuelable fuel; -air fuel; /429/

Citation Formats

Joy, Richard W. Rapidly refuelable fuel cell. United States: N. p., 1983. Web.
Joy, Richard W. Rapidly refuelable fuel cell. United States.
Joy, Richard W. Sat . "Rapidly refuelable fuel cell". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/864585.
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place = {United States},
year = {1983},
month = {1}
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