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Title: H.sub.2 /C.sub.12 fuel cells for power and HCl production - chemical cogeneration

Abstract

A fuel cell for the electrolytic production of hydrogen chloride and the generation of electric energy from hydrogen and chlorine gas is disclosed. In typical application, the fuel cell operates from the hydrogen and chlorine gas generated by a chlorine electrolysis generator. The hydrogen chloride output is used to maintain acidity in the anode compartment of the electrolysis cells, and the electric energy provided from the fuel cell is used to power a portion of the electrolysis cells in the chlorine generator or for other chlorine generator electric demands. The fuel cell itself is typically formed by a passage for the flow of hydrogen chloride or hydrogen chloride and sodium chloride electrolyte between anode and cathode gas diffusion electrodes, the HCl increa This invention was made with Government support under Contract No. DE-AC02-86ER80366 with the Department of Energy and the United States Government has certain rights thereto.

Inventors:
 [1]
  1. Boston, MA
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Physical Sciences Inc
OSTI Identifier:
867942
Patent Number(s):
5041197
Assignee:
Physical Sciences, Inc. (Andover, MA)
DOE Contract Number:  
AC02-86ER80366
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
12; fuel; cells; power; hcl; production; chemical; cogeneration; cell; electrolytic; hydrogen; chloride; generation; electric; energy; chlorine; gas; disclosed; typical; application; operates; generated; electrolysis; generator; output; maintain; acidity; anode; compartment; provided; portion; demands; typically; formed; passage; flow; sodium; electrolyte; cathode; diffusion; electrodes; increa; government; support; contract; de-ac02-86er80366; department; united; rights; thereto; anode compartment; fuel cell; gas generated; gas diffusion; electrolytic production; sodium chloride; fuel cells; hydrogen chloride; typical application; electric energy; government support; chlorine gas; diffusion electrodes; energy provided; chloride electrolyte; electrolysis cell; /205/204/429/

Citation Formats

Gelb, Alan H. H.sub.2 /C.sub.12 fuel cells for power and HCl production - chemical cogeneration. United States: N. p., 1991. Web.
Gelb, Alan H. H.sub.2 /C.sub.12 fuel cells for power and HCl production - chemical cogeneration. United States.
Gelb, Alan H. Tue . "H.sub.2 /C.sub.12 fuel cells for power and HCl production - chemical cogeneration". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/867942.
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author = {Gelb, Alan H},
abstractNote = {A fuel cell for the electrolytic production of hydrogen chloride and the generation of electric energy from hydrogen and chlorine gas is disclosed. In typical application, the fuel cell operates from the hydrogen and chlorine gas generated by a chlorine electrolysis generator. The hydrogen chloride output is used to maintain acidity in the anode compartment of the electrolysis cells, and the electric energy provided from the fuel cell is used to power a portion of the electrolysis cells in the chlorine generator or for other chlorine generator electric demands. The fuel cell itself is typically formed by a passage for the flow of hydrogen chloride or hydrogen chloride and sodium chloride electrolyte between anode and cathode gas diffusion electrodes, the HCl increa This invention was made with Government support under Contract No. DE-AC02-86ER80366 with the Department of Energy and the United States Government has certain rights thereto.},
doi = {},
journal = {},
number = ,
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place = {United States},
year = {1991},
month = {1}
}

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