||WO||WO/2014/039038 - METHOD OF PROCESSING A POROUS ARTICLE||13.03.2014||
||PCT/US2012/053827||UNITED TECHNOLOGIES CORPORATION||ALLEN, Glenn Michael|
A method of processing a porous article includes distributing a blended powder material including loose electrically conductive particles and loose resin particles into a mold. The blended powder material is consolidated within the mold under a molding pressure and a molding temperature into a consolidated article. The loose resin particles of the blended powder material are selected to be within a predefined particle size distribution to control a physical property of the porous article.
||WO||WO/2014/039048 - REACTANT FLOW CHANNEL CONFIGURATION TO FACILITATE WATER REMOVAL||13.03.2014||
||PCT/US2012/054102||UNITED TECHNOLOGIES CORPORATION||DARLING, Robert Mason|
An exemplary fuel cell
component comprises a reactant distribution plate including a plurality of channels configured for facilitating gas reactant flow such that the gas reactant may be used in an electrochemical reaction for generating electricity in a fuel cell
. Each of the channels has a length that corresponds to a direction of reactant gas flow along the channel. A width of each channel is generally perpendicular to the length. A depth of each channel is generally perpendicular to the width and the length. At least one of the width or the depth has at least two different dimensions at a single lengthwise location of the channel.
||WO||WO/2014/038764 - INTEGRATED COMPLEX ELECTRODE CELL HAVING INNER SEAL STRUCTURE AND REDOX FLOW CELL COMPRISING SAME||13.03.2014||
||PCT/KR2013/000765||KOREA INSTITUTE OF ENERGY RESEARCH||JIN, Chang-Soo|
The present invention relates to a laminated structure of a redox flow cell, to an integrated complex electrode cell, and to a redox flow cell comprising same, wherein the integrated complex cell can reduce stack lamination process time and lamination cost and increase lamination efficiency by integrating a manifold and a bipolar plate in order to facilitate lamination. Also, according the present invention, the integrated complex electrode cell having an inner seal structure, which inhibits the overflow of electrolytes, is characterized in that it inhibits the overflow of electrolytes of positive and negative poles by forming a structure in which an integrated part of the manifold and the bipolar plate can be sealed.
||WO||WO/2014/039731 - REDOX AND PLATING ELECTRODE SYSTEMS FOR AN ALL-IRON HYBRID FLOW BATTERY||13.03.2014||
||PCT/US2013/058342||ENERGY STORAGE SYSTEMS, INC.||EVANS, Craig|
A system for a flow cell for a hybrid flow battery, comprising: a redox plate comprising a plurality of electrolyte flow channels; conductive inserts attached to the redox plate between adjacent electrolyte flow channels; a redox electrode attached to a surface of the redox plate; a plating electrode, comprising: a plurality of folded fins with an oscillating cross-section, the plurality of folded fins comprising: a first planar surface; a second planar surface, parallel to the first planar surface; a plurality of ridges intersecting the first and second planar surfaces such that the plurality of ridges divide the first planar surface into a first plurality of strips, and divide the second planar surface into a second plurality of strips; and a membrane barrier. In this way, the capacity and performance of hybrid flow batteries may be maximized, through decreasing the reaction kinetics, mass transport and ohmic resistance losses at both electrodes.
||WO||WO/2014/038186 - OXYGEN-PERMEABLE FILM||13.03.2014||
||PCT/JP2013/005212||NGK SPARK PLUG CO., LTD.||WATANABE, Shuntaro|
An oxygen-permeable film having oxygen passing therethrough from a high oxygen partial pressure side to a low oxygen partial pressure side, using oxygen partial pressure difference as the drive force therefor, and characterized by comprising a mix of: stabilized zirconia being an oxygen ion conductor; and an electron conductor indicated by composition formula La1-xMxCrO3-z (in formula, M is an element selected from alkali earth metals excluding magnesium (Mg), and 0≤x≤0.3).
||WO||WO/2014/037494 - A PROTON EXCHANGE MEMBRANE FUEL CELL WITH OPEN PORE CELLULAR FOAM||13.03.2014||
||PCT/EP2013/068453||DUBLIN CITY UNIVERSITY||OLABI, Abdul Ghani|
The present application relates generally to electrochemical devices, for example proton exchange membrane fuel cells
or electrolysers. The present application employs a metal foam as a common fluid flow manifold between adjacent fuel cells
and avoids the use of expensive metal end plates. The common fluid flow manifold is provided by the metal foam with no separator/gas barrier provided.
||WO||WO/2014/037501 - RECHARGEABLE BATTERY||13.03.2014||
||PCT/EP2013/068466||IMPERIAL INNOVATIONS LIMITED||BRANDON, Nigel, P.|
The present invention provides a rechargeable high temperature battery comprising a chamber defined by at least one wall formed at least in part as a solid membrane capable of passing oxide anions, and electrodes which are present on the inside and outside of the membrane that sandwich the membrane between them. The electrode on the outside of the chamber is an oxygen redox electrode, and the membrane exhibits good conductivity for the transport of oxide anions when it is at a temperature in the range of between about 500°C and about 1000°C. The present invention also relates to a method of operating such a high temperature battery.
||WO||WO/2014/039905 - PROCESS AND SYSTEMS FOR STABLE OPERATION OF ELECTROACTIVE DEVICES||13.03.2014||
||PCT/US2013/058620||THE REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA||HUSSAINI, Syed Mubeen Jawahar|
Disclosed is a polymer coating that can be used to stabilize the operation of electroactive devices. The coating can be electrically conductive and optically transparent. The coating can be a polymer such as PEDOT : PSS, and the polymer can be doped or undoped. The coating can help facilitate PEC and PS reactions that form electrical energy or other chemicals. The coating can additionally be used for coating other electroactive devices.
||WO||WO/2014/039767 - ELECTROCHEMICAL BIOREACTOR MODULE AND METHODS OF USING THE SAME||13.03.2014||
||PCT/US2013/058412||BIOCHEMINSIGHTS, INC.||ARMIGER, Travis, J.|
A device and process for using the device are provided for the production of commodity chemicals by biological methods which require the addition of reducing equivalents. The device allows operating conditions to be conveniently altered to achieve maximal electrochemical efficiencies for a given biologically mediated redox reaction, series of reactions, or fermentation process.
||WO||WO/2014/035371 - SERPENTINE FLOW FIELD WITH VARYING NUMBERS OF CHANNEL PORTIONS||06.03.2014||
||PCT/US2012/052589||UNITED TECHNOLOGIES CORPORATION||O'NEILL, Jonathan Daniel|
An exemplary flow field includes a plurality of flow channel portions. There are n inlet portions configured for introducing a fluid into the flow field. A plurality of first pass portions direct fluid flow in a first direction. A plurality of second pass portions direct fluid flow in a second direction that is generally parallel to and opposite to the first direction. A plurality of third pass portions direct fluid flow in the first direction. n outlet portions are configured to allow fluid to exit the flow field. n is an integer and a number of the portions in at least one plurality of pass portions is a non-integer multiple of n.