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1. AU1996048944 - Improved system for electrolysis and heating of water

Office Australia
Application Number 48944/96
Application Date 13.11.1995
Publication Number 1996048944
Publication Date 27.02.1997
Publication Kind A
IPC
C25B 9/00
CCHEMISTRY; METALLURGY
25ELECTROLYTIC OR ELECTROPHORETIC PROCESSES; APPARATUS THEREFOR
BELECTROLYTIC OR ELECTROPHORETIC PROCESSES FOR THE PRODUCTION OF COMPOUNDS OR NON- METALS; APPARATUS THEREFOR
9Cells or assemblies of cells; Constructional parts of cells; Assemblies of constructional parts, e.g. electrode-diaphragm assemblies
G21B 3/00
GPHYSICS
21NUCLEAR PHYSICS; NUCLEAR ENGINEERING
BFUSION REACTORS
3Low-temperature nuclear fusion reactors, e.g. alleged cold fusion reactors
CPC
G21B 3/00
GPHYSICS
21NUCLEAR PHYSICS; NUCLEAR ENGINEERING
BFUSION REACTORS
3Low temperature nuclear fusion reactors, e.g. alleged cold fusion reactors
Y02E 30/10
YSECTIONAL TECHNOLOGIES SPANNING OVER SEVERAL SECTIONS OF THE IPC; TECHNICAL SUBJECTS COVERED BY FORMER USPC CROSS-REFERENCE ART COLLECTIONS [XRACs] AND DIGESTS
02TECHNOLOGIES OR APPLICATIONS FOR MITIGATION OR ADAPTATION AGAINST CLIMATE CHANGE
EREDUCTION OF GREENHOUSE GAS [GHG] EMISSIONS, RELATED TO ENERGY GENERATION, TRANSMISSION OR DISTRIBUTION
30Energy generation of nuclear origin
10Nuclear fusion reactors
Applicants Patterson, James A.
Inventors Patterson, James A.
Priority Data 488609 08.06.1995 US
Title
(EN) Improved system for electrolysis and heating of water
Abstract
(EN)
An electrolytic cell (12) and system (10) for electrolyzing and/or heating a liquid electrolyte (59) containing water having a conductive salt in solution flowing through the cell (12). The electrolytic cell (12) includes a non-conductive housing (14) having an inlet (54) and an outlet (56) and spaced apart first and second conductive foraminous grids (38 and 44) connected within the housing (14). A plurality of cross-linked polymer microspheres (36) each having improved conductive exterior multi-layers of uniform thickness are positioned within the housing (14) in electrical contact with the first grid (38) adjacent the inlet (54). The conductive microspheres (36) are plated first with a metal cation which will reduce with hydrazine to form a conductive metal flash coating. The microspheres (36) are then plated with a uniform layer of nickel, followed by plated layer of metallic hydride which is readily combineable with hydrogen or an isotope of hydrogen, then a uniform metallic support plating having a high hydrogen diffusion rate and a low hydride formation ratio. An electric power source (15/16) in the system is operably connected across the first and second grids (38 and 44) whereby electrical current flows between the grids (38 and 44) within the liquid electrolyte (59).

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