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Title: Stainless steel anodes for alkaline water electrolysis and methods of making

The corrosion resistance of stainless steel anodes for use in alkaline water electrolysis was increased by immersion of the stainless steel anode into a caustic solution prior to electrolysis. Also disclosed herein are electrolyzers employing the so-treated stainless steel anodes. The pre-treatment process provides a stainless steel anode that has a higher corrosion resistance than an untreated stainless steel anode of the same composition.
Authors:
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
1117852
Report Number(s):
8,632,672
11/506,551
DOE Contract Number:
FC36-04GO14223
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 2006 Aug 18
Research Org:
General Electric Company, Niskayuna, NY, USA
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
25 ENERGY STORAGE