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Effect of Polysulfone Concentration on the Performance of Membrane-Assisted Lead Acid Battery

Ismail, Ahmad Fauzi and Hafiz, Wan Ahmad (2002) Effect of Polysulfone Concentration on the Performance of Membrane-Assisted Lead Acid Battery. Songklanakarin Journal of Science and Technology, 24 (Suppl). pp. 815-821. ISSN 0125-3395

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The application of lead acid battery in tropical countries normally faces the problem of water decomposition. This phenomenon is due to the factor of charge-discharge reaction in the battery and heat accumulation caused by hot tropical climate and heat generated from engine compartment. The objective of this study is to analyze the effect of polysulfone concentration on the performance of membrane-assisted lead-acid battery. Gas separation membranes, prepared through wet-dry phase inversion method and using various polysulfone concentrated formulations, were applied on the battery vent holes, for the purpose of preventing electrolyte from evaporating to the atmosphere. The best membrane, which retains the most electrolyte, will be chosen to be applied on the soon-to-be-developed “membrane-assisted maintenance- free battery�. This maintenance-free battery will need no topping up of deionized water every time the electrolyte level goes low.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Lead-acid battery; Asymmetric membrane; Gas separation; Polysulfone
Subjects:T Technology > TP Chemical technology
Divisions:Chemical and Natural Resources Engineering
ID Code:767
Deposited By: Pn Norazana Ibrahim
Deposited On:22 Feb 2007 05:41
Last Modified:25 Oct 2010 07:52

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