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Title: Fuel cell having electrolyte

Abstract

A fuel cell having an electrolyte control volume includes a pair of porous opposed electrodes. A maxtrix is positioned between the pair of electrodes for containing an electrolyte. A first layer of backing paper is positioned adjacent to one of the electrodes. A portion of the paper is substantially previous to the acceptance of the electrolyte so as to absorb electrolyte when there is an excess in the matrix and to desorb electrolyte when there is a shortage in the matrix. A second layer of backing paper is positioned adjacent to the first layer of paper and is substantially impervious to the acceptance of electrolyte.

Inventors:
 [1]
  1. Bethel Park, PA
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Westinghouse Electric Corp., Pittsburgh, PA (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
867068
Patent Number(s):
4855194
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 Y02P - CLIMATE CHANGE MITIGATION TECHNOLOGIES IN THE PRODUCTION OR PROCESSING OF GOODS
DOE Contract Number:  
AC21-82MC24223
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
fuel; cell; electrolyte; control; volume; pair; porous; opposed; electrodes; maxtrix; positioned; containing; layer; paper; adjacent; portion; substantially; previous; acceptance; absorb; excess; matrix; desorb; shortage; impervious; control volume; fuel cell; positioned adjacent; /429/

Citation Formats

Wright, Maynard K. Fuel cell having electrolyte. United States: N. p., 1989. Web.
Wright, Maynard K. Fuel cell having electrolyte. United States.
Wright, Maynard K. Sun . "Fuel cell having electrolyte". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/867068.
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abstractNote = {A fuel cell having an electrolyte control volume includes a pair of porous opposed electrodes. A maxtrix is positioned between the pair of electrodes for containing an electrolyte. A first layer of backing paper is positioned adjacent to one of the electrodes. A portion of the paper is substantially previous to the acceptance of the electrolyte so as to absorb electrolyte when there is an excess in the matrix and to desorb electrolyte when there is a shortage in the matrix. A second layer of backing paper is positioned adjacent to the first layer of paper and is substantially impervious to the acceptance of electrolyte.},
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