ADVANCED COST-EFFECTIVE NAVY OXYGEN GENERATOR ELECTROLYZER AND SYSTEM DEVELOPMENT
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DOD / NAVY
Giner, Inc., proposes to develop advanced components leading to a high-current-density (2000 ASF or greater) electrolyzer that provides the same level of voltage efficiency and oxygen delivery as the present Navy OGP high-pressure electrolyzer that typically operates in the range of 1000 to 1200 ASF. This would lead to significant cost, volume and weight advantages since only half the number of cells would be required. The feasibility of operating over the pressure range of 20 to 1000 psi without a pressure vessel and the use of lower-cost materials/processes will be evaluated. Systems studies will be conducted on the integration of this advanced electrolyzer with other life-support subsystems and systems. The Phase I studies will provide projected size, weight, and performance for the high-current-density electrolyzer in Phase II. If successful this work will ultimately lead to the development and demonstration of a significantly more cost-effective, smaller (weight and volume) electrolyzer module for integration with other Navy life-support subsystems and subsystems. This development should enhance the Navy's future warfare capabilities.
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Principal Investigator:Larry Swette
14 Spring Street Waltham, MA 02154
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