||WO||WO/2014/168628 - ION EXCHANGE MEMBRANES CONTAINING INORGANIC PARTICLES||16.10.2014||
||PCT/US2013/036338||GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY||ZHANG, Kai|
This specification describes an ion exchange membrane and a method of making it. The membrane may be used, for example, in an electrodialysis module or electrochemical cell. The membrane comprises an ion exchange polymer and inorganic particles preferably linked to the ion exchange polymer. To make a membrane, inorganic particles are mixed into an ion exchange membrane pre-cursor. A polymerization initiator or catalyst is then added and the resulting mixture is placed in a form and cured. The inorganic particles may comprise, for example, an oxidized form of graphite such as graphite oxide. The ion exchange polymer may comprise an ionic monomer, containing a quaternary ammonium group for anion exchange or a sulfonate group for cation exchange, along with a crosslinking co-monomer containing polymerizable diacrylic functionalities. The membrane is self-supporting and can be made without a supporting fabric.
||WO||WO/2014/167746 - FUEL CELL SYSTEM AND FUEL CELL SYSTEM CONTROL METHOD||16.10.2014||
||PCT/JP2013/078563||FUJI ELECTRIC CO., LTD.||SUZUKI Yuji|
A fuel cell
(150) receives a fuel gas via piping, and generates power using the fuel gas thus received, and an oxygen-containing gas. A voltage measuring section (182) measures an output voltage of the fuel cell
(150). During a time when the fuel cell
(150) is generating power, a command output section (180) outputs a blocking command, in the cases where the measuring result of the voltage measuring section (182) is equal to or lower than a reference value. The blocking section (110) is provided in the piping, and blocks the supply of the fuel gas to the fuel cell
(150) when the blocking section receives the blocking command outputted from the command output section (180).
||WO||WO/2014/167612 - POROUS LAYER AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING SAME||16.10.2014||
||PCT/JP2013/007021||TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA||HORI, Yoshihiro|
A method for manufacturing a porous layer involves: spray-drying a solution containing an electroconductive carbon powder and a water-repellent resin powder to prepare a pulverulent body containing the conductive carbon powder covered by the water-repellent resin powder; and preparing the porous layer from the pulverulent body. The water-vapor permeability of the porous layer when measured according to JIS-Z-0208 is 10,000 to 25,000 g/m2∙24 h at a temperature of 40°C and 90% RH.
||WO||WO/2014/168330 - FUEL CELL HAVING EXCELLENT CLAMPING FORCE||16.10.2014||
||PCT/KR2014/001215||HYUNDAI HYSCO CO., LTD.||YANG, Jeong-Hwan|
Disclosed is a fuel cell
which can improve the clamping force between end plates and a fuel cell
stack by coupling fastening members formed on outer circumferential surfaces of the end plates with T-shaped clamping members respectively.
||WO||WO/2014/167908 - FUEL CELL SYSTEM ION EXCHANGER||16.10.2014||
||PCT/JP2014/054783||HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.||YUZURIHA, Akihito|
An ion exchanger (78) includes an apparatus body (142) having a lower filter (148a) and an upper filter (148b). Ion exchange resin (150) fills a space between the lower filter (148a) and the upper filter (148b). A water supply port (152a) is provided at a lower position of the apparatus body (142), and a water discharge port (152b) is provided at an upper position of the apparatus body (142). An air container (156) is provided at an upper position of the apparatus body (142), and an electric conductivity meter (164) is provided in the air container (156) at a position above the water discharge port (152b).
||WO||WO/2014/167907 - FUEL CELL SYSTEM AND METHOD OF CONTROLLING THE FUEL CELL SYSTEM||16.10.2014||
||PCT/JP2014/054781||HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.||YUZURIHA, Akihito|
A control device (22) of a fuel cell
system (10) includes an electric conductivity comparing unit (194) for comparing the electric conductivity of the water inside the ion exchanger (78) which is measured by the electric conductivity measuring unit (164) with a predetermined electric conductivity range, and an ion exchange environment determining unit (196) for arbitrarily determining whether or not air has been mixed into an ion exchanger (78) and whether or not the ion exchange efficiency of the ion exchanger (78) has been degraded, based on a comparison result by the electric conductivity comparing unit (194).
||WO||WO/2014/167019 - CELL STACK||16.10.2014||
The application relates to a cell stack, comprising several cell units stacked between a first end of the stack of the cell stack and the second end of the stack of the cell stack and at least one tensioning element, with which a tensioning force for clamping of the cell units can be introduced between the first end of the stack and the second end of the stack, with the at least one tensioning element comprising a first partial section starting from the first stack end and extending in the direction of the second stack end and a second partial section starting from the second stack end and extending in the direction of the first stack end, where the at least one tensioning element comprises at least one resilient element being loaded with compression force which links the first partial section with the second partial section, characterized in that the first partial section of the at least one tensioning element and the second partial section of the at least one tensioning element overlap with each other in an overlapping area between the two ends of the stack.
||WO||WO/2014/166992 - HIGH EFFICIENCY FUEL CELL SYSTEM WITH ANODE GAS CHEMICAL RECUPERATION AND CARBON CAPTURE||16.10.2014||
||PCT/EP2014/057147||SIEMENS AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT||IYENGAR, Arun K. S.|
A method of providing anode gas exhaust (38, 39) from a fuel cell
stack (36) and carbon dioxide (54) capture by feeding reformed fuel and air into a fuel cell
stack (36) where gas exhaust (38, 39) is fed to a series of oxidation/reduction beds (44, 46) to provide exit streams a) of H2O and CO2 (41´) which is fed to a condenser (52) to recover CO2 (54), and b) H2O and CO (48) which is recirculated to the fuel cell
||WO||WO/2014/167850 - FUEL CELL SYSTEM AND FUEL CELL SYSTEM OPERATING METHOD||16.10.2014||
||PCT/JP2014/002033||PANASONIC CORPORATION||IIYAMA, Shigeru|
This fuel cell
system (100) is provided with a fuel cell
(3) which generates power using a hydrogen-containing gas, a catalyst (4) which oxidatively reacts with the oxidation gas, an oxidation gas supply device (6) which supplies the oxidation gas to the catalyst, and a controller (7) which, before removing the catalyst (4) to the outside, controls the oxidation gas supply device (6) to oxidatively treat the catalyst (4).
||WO||WO/2014/168071 - AIR ELECTRODE MATERIAL AND FUEL BATTERY CELL||16.10.2014||
||PCT/JP2014/059861||NGK INSULATORS, LTD.||OHMORI, Makoto|
An air electrode material used for the air electrode (14) of a fuel battery
cell (10) is represented by the general formula ABO3, wherein the A-site contains (Co, Fe)3O4 and a perovskite-type oxide containing at least one of La and Sr. The content percentage of (Co, Fe)3O4 in the air electrode material is 0.23 to 8.6 wt%, inclusive.