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Hydroponics gel as a new electrolyte gelling agent for alkaline zinc–air cells

Othman, Raihan and Basirun, Wan Jefrey and Yahaya, Abdul Hamid and Mohd Arof, Abdul Kariem (2001) Hydroponics gel as a new electrolyte gelling agent for alkaline zinc–air cells. Journal of Power Sources, 103 (1). pp. 34-41. ISSN 0378-7753

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The viability of hydroponics gel as a new alkaline electrolyte gelling agent is investigated. Zinc–air cells are fabricated employing 12 wt.% KOH electrolyte immobilised with hydroponics gel. The cells are discharged at constant currents of 5, 50 and 100 mA. XRD and SEM analysis of the anode plates after discharge show that the failure mode is due to the formation of zinc oxide insulating layers and not due to any side reactions between the gel and the plate or the electrolyte.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 2593/3589
Uncontrolled Keywords: zinc-air cell, hydroponics gel, gelling agent, KOH electrolyte, zinc oxide crystals
Subjects: T Technology > TJ Mechanical engineering and machinery > TJ807 Renewable energy sources
T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering > TK2896 Production of electricity by direct energy conversion
T Technology > TP Chemical technology > TP250 Industrial electrochemistry
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Engineering > Department of Science
Depositing User: Raihan Othman
Date Deposited: 14 Sep 2011 10:06
Last Modified: 23 Dec 2011 15:16
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/3589

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