Effect of Carbon Dioxide in the Air on Zinc-air Cell

대기중의 이산화탄소가 공기-아연전지에 미치는 영향

  • Received : 1997.10.17
  • Accepted : 1998.12.17
  • Published : 1999.04.10


The electrolyte was brought into contact with air and potassium carbonate concentration was measured with various contact time in order to check the effect of carbon dioxide in the air on zinc-air cell. The relationship between potassium carbonate concentration in electrolyte and battery capacity was also studied. The potassium carbonate concentration increased due to carbon dioxide absorption with increasing contact time with air, but the cell capacity linearly decreased with increasing potassium carbonate concentration in the electrolyte. The rate of carbon dioxide absorption was mainly affected by the pore size of hydrophobic membrane. Our study showed that adapting the pore of hydrophobic membrane decreased the loss of cell discharge performance due to the presence of carbon dioxide or water vapor in the atmosphere.


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