Accession Number : AD0613031


Title :   LIQUID HYDROCARBON FUEL CELL DEVELOPMENT.


Descriptive Note : Final technical rept. for 27 Jul 64-27 Jan 65,


Corporate Author : PRATT AND WHITNEY AIRCRAFT EAST HARTFORD CONN


Personal Author(s) : HEILBRONNER,H H ; Levins,W P ; Allison,J W


Report Date : 27 Jan 1965


Pagination or Media Count : 73


Abstract : A compound anode consists of a reforming catalyst bed in direct contact with a palladium-silver fuel cell anode. The objective of this study was to prove the feasibility of operating a compound anode fuel cell on a liquid hydrocarbon and to define the important parameters that influence cell performance. Both reformer and fuel cell tests were conducted with various liquid hydrocarbon fuels. Included in this report is a description of the compound anode and test facilities used in this study. The profound effect of hydrogen extraction on the equilibrium of the reform reaction and the feasibility of operating a fuel cell of this type is demonstrated. The effects of the fuel, catalyst bed depth, catalyst particle size and baffling on the cell performance are discussed. (Author)


Descriptors :   FUEL CELLS , REGENERATION(ENGINEERING) , ELECTRODES , PALLADIUM , SILVER , FLUID FLOW , CURRENTS , CATALYSTS , HYDROGEN , TEST METHODS


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE