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Title: Fuel cell and system for supplying electrolyte thereto with wick feed

Abstract

An electrolyte distribution and supply system for use with a fuel cell having a 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 tubes containing wicking fibers, the ends of the respective tubes terminating on the means for drawing electrolyte in each of the respective fuel cells. Each tube is heat shrunk to tightly bind the fibers therein.

Inventors:
 [1];  [2];  [1]
  1. (West Orange, NJ)
  2. (Highland Park, NJ)
Issue Date:
OSTI Identifier:
865111
Patent Number(s):
4463068
Assignee:
Engelhard Corporation (Iselin, NJ) OSTI
DOE Contract Number:  
DEN 3-241
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
fuel; cell; supplying; electrolyte; thereto; wick; feed; distribution; supply; means; drawing; therein; formed; set; containers; joined; respective; cells; stack; separately; stored; provide; electrical; isolation; electrolytes; individual; storage; compartments; coupled; tubes; containing; wicking; fibers; terminating; tube; heat; shrunk; tightly; bind; respective fuel; fuel cell; storage compartments; individual cells; fuel cells; electrical isolation; individual cell; respective tubes; separately stored; supplying electrolyte; tubes containing; fibers therein; electrolyte distribution; drawing electrolyte; electrolyte therein; electrolyte joined; electrolyte thereto; individual storage; tubes contain; /429/

Citation Formats

Cohn, J. Gunther, Feigenbaum, Haim, and Kaufman, Arthur. Fuel cell and system for supplying electrolyte thereto with wick feed. United States: N. p., 1984. Web.
Cohn, J. Gunther, Feigenbaum, Haim, & Kaufman, Arthur. Fuel cell and system for supplying electrolyte thereto with wick feed. United States.
Cohn, J. Gunther, Feigenbaum, Haim, and Kaufman, Arthur. Sun . "Fuel cell and system for supplying electrolyte thereto with wick feed". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/865111.
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title = {Fuel cell and system for supplying electrolyte thereto with wick feed},
author = {Cohn, J. Gunther and Feigenbaum, Haim and Kaufman, Arthur},
abstractNote = {An electrolyte distribution and supply system for use with a fuel cell having a 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 tubes containing wicking fibers, the ends of the respective tubes terminating on the means for drawing electrolyte in each of the respective fuel cells. Each tube is heat shrunk to tightly bind the fibers therein.},
doi = {},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {1984},
month = {1}
}

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