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Hydrogen/Bromine Flow Battery in which Hydrogen is Freely Exchanged between Two Cell Compartments

United States Patent Application

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A flow battery system includes a first tank including a hydrogen reactant, a second tank including a bromine electrolyte, and at least one cell including a first electrolyte side operably connected to the first tank and a second electrolyte side operably connected to the second tank. The battery system further includes a direct connection line directly connecting the first tank and the second tank and configured such that the hydrogen reactant passes between the first tank and the second tank.
Albertus, Paul (Washington, DC), Knudsen, Edward (Menio Park, CA), Tucker, Michael C. (Piedmont, CA), Cho, Taek Kyu (Albany, CA), Weber, Adam Z. (Pleasant Hill, CA)
Robert Bosch GmbH (Stuttgart DE)
15/ 104,161
December 18, 2014
STATEMENT REGARDING FEDERALLY SPONSORED RESEARCH OR DEVELOPMENT [0003] This invention was made with government support under DE-AR0000137 awarded by the Department of Energy Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy. The government has certain rights in the invention.