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The development of a carbon-air semi fuel cell

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Kevin Pointon, Barry Lakeman, John Irvine, John Bradley, Sneh Jain

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Abstract

The increasingly demanding requirements of a number of military applications mean that there is a need for more energy dense power sources that is unlikely to be satisfied with conventional battery chemistries. A high temperature electrochemical power source employing carbon as a fuel has been identified as a technology offering a step change in available energy density. Direct carbon conversion is an approach being pursued by several groups in the US. This paper discusses the state-of-the-art in this technology, and describes work carried out at Dstl and St Andrews University to establish a new carbon-air semi fuel cell concept. This forms part of a four year programme to develop a 50 W, 500 Wh demonstration unit.

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication24th International Power Sources Symposium and Exhibition 2005, IPSS 2005
Subtitle of host publication"Power Sources and the Environment"
Pages583-593
Number of pages11
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2005
Event24th International Power Sources Symposium and Exhibition 2005 on Power Sources and the Environment, IPSS 2005 - Brighton, United Kingdom
Duration: 18 Apr 200521 Apr 2005

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Conference24th International Power Sources Symposium and Exhibition 2005 on Power Sources and the Environment, IPSS 2005
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityBrighton
Period18/04/0521/04/05

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