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Title: Sulfuric acid thermoelectrochemical system and method

A thermoelectrochemical system in which an electrical current is generated between a cathode immersed in a concentrated sulfuric acid solution and an anode immersed in an aqueous buffer solution of sodium bisulfate and sodium sulfate. Reactants consumed at the electrodes during the electrochemical reaction are thermochemically regenerated and recycled to the electrodes to provide continuous operation of the system.
Inventors:
 [1]
  1. (Rancho Palos Verdes, CA)
Issue Date:
OSTI Identifier:
866865
Assignee:
Hughes Aircraft Company (Los Angeles, CA) NREL
Patent Number(s):
US 4810596
Contract Number:
AC03-83SF11942
Research Org:
National Renewable Energy Lab. (NREL), Golden, CO (United States)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
sulfuric; acid; thermoelectrochemical; method; electrical; current; generated; cathode; immersed; concentrated; solution; anode; aqueous; buffer; sodium; bisulfate; sulfate; reactants; consumed; electrodes; electrochemical; reaction; thermochemically; regenerated; recycled; provide; continuous; operation; continuous operation; acid solution; sulfuric acid; chemical reaction; electrical current; buffer solution; concentrated sulfuric; electrochemical reaction; provide continuous; cathode immersed; anode immersed; /429/