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Title: Recombination device for storage batteries

A recombination device including a gas-tight enclosure connected to receive he discharge gases from a rechargeable storage battery. Catalytic material for the recombination of hydrogen and oxygen to form water is supported within the enclosure. The enclosure is sealed from the atmosphere by a liquid seal including two vertical chambers interconnected with an inverted U-shaped overflow tube. The first chamber is connected at its upper portion to the enclosure and the second chamber communicates at its upper portion with the atmosphere. If the pressure within the enclosure differs as overpressure or vacuum by more than the liquid level, the liquid is forced into one of the two chambers and the overpressure is vented or the vacuum is relieved. The recombination device also includes means for returning recombined liquid to the battery and for absorbing metal hydrides.
Authors:
 [1] ;  [2]
  1. (Liederbach, DE)
  2. (Bad Krozingen, DE)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
865326
Report Number(s):
US 4497880
DOE Contract Number:
W-31109-ENG-38
Resource Type:
Patent
Research Org:
Argonne National Laboratory (ANL), Argonne, IL
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
recombination; device; storage; batteries; recombination; device; including; gas-tight; enclosure; connected; receive; discharge; gases; rechargeable; storage; battery; catalytic; material; recombination; hydrogen; oxygen; form; water; supported; enclosure; enclosure; sealed; atmosphere; liquid; seal; including; vertical; chambers; interconnected; inverted; u-shaped; overflow; tube; chamber; connected; upper; portion; enclosure; chamber; communicates; upper; portion; atmosphere; pressure; enclosure; differs; overpressure; vacuum; liquid; level; liquid; forced; chambers; overpressure; vented; vacuum; relieved; recombination; device; means; returning; recombined; liquid; battery; absorbing; metal; hydrides; metal hydrides; flow tube; liquid seal; storage batteries; upper portion; upper portion; liquid level; metal hydride; device including; catalytic material; storage battery; recombination device; recombination device; recombination device; seal including; inverted u-shaped; form water; discharge gas; absorbing metal; tight enclosure; discharge gases /429/