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High voltage methanol fuel cell assembly using proton exchange membranes and base/acid electrolytes

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An electrolyte membrane assembly for use in a fuel cell or other electrochemical device includes an ion exchange membrane, a base electrolyte reservoir configured and operable to maintain a volume of a basic electrolyte solution in contact with at least some of the first face of the membrane, and an acid electrolyte reservoir configured and operable to maintain a volume of an acidic electrolyte in contact with at least a portion of the second face of the membrane. The membrane may be a cation exchange membrane or an anion exchange membrane. Also disclosed are fuel cells which incorporate the electrolyte membrane assembly.

Inventors: 
Jiang, Rongzhong; Rong, Charles; Chu, Deryn
Patent Number: 
Technical domain: 
Electronics and Energy
FIle Date: 
2007-03-16
Grant Date: 
2011-09-27
Grant time: 
1,656 days
Grant time percentile rank: 
30
Claim count percentile rank: 
2
Citations percentile rank: 
1
'Cited by' percentile rank: 
1
Assignee: 
US ARMY