A portable air-aluminum power source with an alkaline electrolytic solution

S. V. Alekseenko, P. S. Galkin, O. N. Kashinskii, D. M. Markovich, S. A. Novopashin, V. V. Randin, S. M. Kharlamov

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The results from development of a portable air-aluminum chemical power source (AA CPS) with an alkaline electrolytic solution without any additional service circuits are presented. The feasibility of making air cathodes on the basis of a metal-carbon composite produced by the plasma method has been shown. Special features of the operational conditions of a portable AA CPS have been investigated. It has been found that the aluminum cathode passivation when aluminum hydroxide precipitates from a solution significantly restricts the specific capacity of such power sources. It was shown that it is possible to overcome the anode passivation and to considerably increase the specific capacity of an AA CPS with an alkaline electrolytic solution by means of modifying an anode alloy.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)255-259
Number of pages5
JournalThermal Engineering
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2014
Externally publishedYes


  • air cathode
  • air-aluminum chemical power source
  • aluminum anode

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nuclear Energy and Engineering
  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology

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