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Title: Fuel cell and system for supplying electrolyte thereto

Abstract

An electrolyte distribution and supply system for use with a fuel cell having means for drawing electrolyte therein is formed by a set of containers of electrolyte joined to respective fuel cells in a stack of such cells. The electrolyte is separately stored so as to provide for electrical isolation between electrolytes of the individual cells of the stack. Individual storage compartments are coupled by capillary tubes to the respective fuel cells. Hydrostatic pressure is maintained individually for each of the fuel cells by separately elevating each compartment of the storing means to a specific height above the corresponding fuel cell which is to be fed from that compartment of the storing means. The individual compartments are filled with electrolyte by allowing the compartments to overflow thereby maintaining the requisite depth of electrolyte in each of the storage compartments.

Inventors:
 [1];  [2]
  1. (Tenafly, NJ)
  2. (Highland Park, NJ)
Issue Date:
OSTI Identifier:
865109
Patent Number(s):
4463066
Assignee:
Engelhard Corporation (Iselin, NJ) OSTI
DOE Contract Number:  
AC03-79ET15366
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
fuel; cell; supplying; electrolyte; thereto; distribution; supply; means; drawing; therein; formed; set; containers; joined; respective; cells; stack; separately; stored; provide; electrical; isolation; electrolytes; individual; storage; compartments; coupled; capillary; tubes; hydrostatic; pressure; maintained; individually; elevating; compartment; storing; specific; height; corresponding; fed; filled; allowing; overflow; maintaining; requisite; depth; respective fuel; capillary tubes; fuel cell; storage compartments; individual cells; capillary tube; fuel cells; static pressure; electrical isolation; individual cell; separately stored; supplying electrolyte; electrolyte distribution; corresponding fuel; drawing electrolyte; electrolyte therein; electrolyte joined; electrolyte thereto; hydrostatic pressure; individual storage; /429/

Citation Formats

Adlhart, Otto J., and Feigenbaum, Haim. Fuel cell and system for supplying electrolyte thereto. United States: N. p., 1984. Web.
Adlhart, Otto J., & Feigenbaum, Haim. Fuel cell and system for supplying electrolyte thereto. United States.
Adlhart, Otto J., and Feigenbaum, Haim. Sun . "Fuel cell and system for supplying electrolyte thereto". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/865109.
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author = {Adlhart, Otto J. and Feigenbaum, Haim},
abstractNote = {An electrolyte distribution and supply system for use with a fuel cell having means for drawing electrolyte therein is formed by a set of containers of electrolyte joined to respective fuel cells in a stack of such cells. The electrolyte is separately stored so as to provide for electrical isolation between electrolytes of the individual cells of the stack. Individual storage compartments are coupled by capillary tubes to the respective fuel cells. Hydrostatic pressure is maintained individually for each of the fuel cells by separately elevating each compartment of the storing means to a specific height above the corresponding fuel cell which is to be fed from that compartment of the storing means. The individual compartments are filled with electrolyte by allowing the compartments to overflow thereby maintaining the requisite depth of electrolyte in each of the storage compartments.},
doi = {},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {1984},
month = {1}
}

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