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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:
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Physical Sciences, Inc., Andover, MA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
867942
Patent Number(s):
5041197
Application Number:
07/303,026
Assignee:
Physical Sciences, Inc. (Andover, MA)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
C - CHEMISTRY C25 - ELECTROLYTIC OR ELECTROPHORETIC PROCESSES C25B - ELECTROLYTIC OR ELECTROPHORETIC PROCESSES FOR THE PRODUCTION OF COMPOUNDS OR NON-METALS
H - ELECTRICITY H01 - BASIC ELECTRIC ELEMENTS H01M - PROCESSES OR MEANS, e.g. BATTERIES, FOR THE DIRECT CONVERSION OF CHEMICAL ENERGY INTO ELECTRICAL ENERGY
DOE Contract Number:  
AC02-86ER80366
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 1989 Jan 25
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
/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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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.},
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year = {1991},
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