Accession Number : ADA092814


Title :   Improvement of Phosphoric Acid Fuel Cell Stacks.


Descriptive Note : Final technical rept. Aug 77-Jun 80,


Corporate Author : ENERGY RESEARCH CORP DANBURY CONN


Personal Author(s) : Abens,S G ; Ascenzo,F J ; Baker,B S ; Garretson,G ; Lambrech,M


Full Text : http://www.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a092814.pdf


Report Date : Jul 1980


Pagination or Media Count : 88


Abstract : Phosphoric acid fuel cell components and stack assembly methods were evaluated. Electrodes with Pt loading between 0.3 and 0.9 g/sq. ft were employed. Matrix materials were phenolic (Kynol) fibers and SiC. A new ERC proprietary matrix was used also. Graphite bipolar plates with 33% phenolic resin binder were used. Stacks were tested on hydrogen and simulated reformed methanol for up to 18,000 hours. Two 80-cell (2.1 kW) stacks and a methanol reformer were built and delivered to MERADCOM. (Author)


Descriptors :   *FUEL CELLS , *PHOSPHORIC ACIDS , TEMPERATURE , LIFE EXPECTANCY(SERVICE LIFE) , PERFORMANCE(ENGINEERING) , TEST METHODS , VOLTAGE , GRAPHITE , MATRIX MATERIALS , HYDROGEN , PLATES , ELECTRODES , PLATINUM , PARTS , ELECTRIC CURRENT , SILICON CARBIDES , STACKING , LOADING(ELECTRONICS) , BIPOLAR SYSTEMS , AIR COOLED , GAS SEALS , CARBINOLS


Subject Categories : Electric Power Production and Distribution


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE