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Title: Regeneration of zinc anodes for the Electric Fuel{reg_sign} zinc-air refuelable EV battery system

The Electric Fuel Limited (EFL) refuelable zinc-air battery system is currently being tested in a number of electric vehicle demonstration projects, the largest of which is a field test of zinc-air postal vans sponsored chiefly by Deutsche Post AG (the German Post Office). The zinc-air battery is not recharged electrically, but rather is refueled through a series of mechanical and electrochemical steps that will require a special infrastructure in commercial application. As part of the German Post Office field test program, Electric Fuel designed and constructed a pilot zinc anode regeneration plant in Bremen, Germany. This plant is capable of servicing up to 100 commercial vans per week, which is adequate for the field test vehicle fleet. This paper will describe the design and operation of each of the areas and devices within the plant.
Authors:
;  [1]
  1. Electric Fuel Ltd., Jerusalem (Israel)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
351657
Report Number(s):
CONF-970701--
TRN: IM9927%%182
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: 32. intersociety energy conversion engineering conference, Honolulu, HI (United States), 27 Jul - 2 Aug 1997; Other Information: PBD: [1997]; Related Information: Is Part Of Proceedings of the thirty-second intersociety energy conversion engineering conference. Volume 2: Electrochemical technologies, conversion technologies and thermal management; PB: 790 p.
Publisher:
American Inst. of Chemical Engineers, New York, NY (United States)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
33 ADVANCED PROPULSION SYSTEMS; 25 ENERGY STORAGE; ZINC-AIR BATTERIES; ANODES; REGENERATION; ELECTRIC-POWERED VEHICLES; DEMONSTRATION PROGRAMS