Advanced Cathode Electrolyzer (ACE)

Award Information
Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$99,918.00
Award Year:
2009
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
NNX09CD27P
Award Id:
90626
Agency Tracking Number:
084679
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
431A Hayden Station Road, Windsor, CT, 06095
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
610359684
Principal Investigator:
William Smith
Principal Investigator
(860) 688-6500
wsmith@infinityfuel.com
Business Contact:
William Smith
President
(860) 688-6500
wsmith@infinityfuel.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
The proposed innovation is a static, cathode-fed, 2000 psi, balanced-pressure Advanced Cathode Electrolyzer (ACE) based on PEM electrolysis technology. It electrolyzes water vapor supplied to the hydrogen-evolving electrode and eliminates the need to circulate hydrogen and water on the cathode side of the cell. Innovations include the application of Infinity proprietary cell sealing technology to electrolysis to minimize high-pressure seals and the use of innovative passive current-control techniques to eliminate potential hydrogen gas in feedwater chambers. ACE produces hydrogen and oxygen that is free of liquid water droplets without using dynamic product gas/liquid water phase separation and/or other motorized equipment.

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