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Zinc-air cell with KOH-treated agar layer between electrode and electrolyte containing hydroponics gel

Othman, Raihan and Yahaya, Abdul Hamid and Arof, Abdul Kariem (2002) Zinc-air cell with KOH-treated agar layer between electrode and electrolyte containing hydroponics gel. Journal of New Materials for Electrochemical Systems, 5. pp. 177-182. ISSN 1480-2422

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The capacity of zinc-air cell employing gelled KOH electrolyte has been enhanced markedly as thin KOH-treated gelatinized agar layer was applied between the electrode-gelled electrolyte interfaces. Depending on discharge load, the cell capacity showed an improvement ratio from 1.4 to 3.1. The agar layer improves the electrode-gelled electrolyte interfaces and simultaneously serves as the electrolyte reservoir to both electrodes. Preliminary study on porous zinc anode fabricated from dried zinc-graphite-gelatinous agar paste showed convincing result. A 1470-mAh zinc-air cell of monopolar design at 100.0 mA discharge load has been demonstrated.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 2593/3787
Uncontrolled Keywords: zinc-air cell, gelled KOH electrolyte, hydroponics gel, agar layer, porous zinc electrode
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: 15 Sep 2011 16:42
Last Modified: 28 Dec 2011 15:03
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/3787

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