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CORROSION RESISTANT CARBONS FOR AIR CATHODES IN PHOSPHORIC ACID FUEL CELLS

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Energy
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
10915
Program Year/Program:
1990 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
10915
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
ELECTROSYNTHESIS CO., INC.
72 Ward Road Lancaster, NY 14086
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Woman-Owned: Yes
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 1990
Title: CORROSION RESISTANT CARBONS FOR AIR CATHODES IN PHOSPHORIC ACID FUEL CELLS
Agency: DOE
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $490,910.00
 

Abstract:

FUEL CELLS OFFER THE PROMISE OF HIGHLY EFFICIENT CONVERSION OF FUEL TO ELECTRICITY. A KEY PROBLEM IN THE SUCCESS OF PHOSPHORIC ACID FUEL CELLS IS THE OXIDATIVE CORROSION OF CATALYZED AIR CATHODE CARBONS. IN PHASE I, THE USE OF CORROSION STABLE, SPECIFICALLY FLUORINATED CARBONS WILL BE EVALUATED AS POTENTIAL CATALYST SUPPORTS. THESE WILL BE CHARACTERIZED, FABRICATED INTO AIR CATHODES, AND TESTED IN CONCENTRATED PHOSPHORIC ACID SOLUTION AT ABOUT 200EC. IMPROVEMENTS IN CORROSION STABILITY OVER UNTREATED CARBONS WILL BE DETERMINED. PHASE II STUDIES WILL INVOLVE OPTIMIZATION OF FLUORINE CONTENT AND GRAPHITIZATION LEVEL IN THE CARBONS TO PROVIDE FURTHER IMPROVEMENTS IN CORROSION RESISTANCE.

Principal Investigator:

Dr Norman L Weinberg
Principal Investigator
7166840513

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

The Electrosynthesis Co Inc.
Po Box 430 E Amherst, NY 14051

EIN/Tax ID:
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees: N/A
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No