Alkaline water electrolysis technology for Space Station regenerative fuel cell energy storageThe regenerative fuel cell system (RFCS), designed for application to the Space Station energy storage system, is based on state-of-the-art alkaline electrolyte technology and incorporates a dedicated fuel cell system (FCS) and water electrolysis subsystem (WES). In the present study, emphasis is placed on the WES portion of the RFCS. To ensure RFCS availability for the Space Station, the RFCS Space Station Prototype design was undertaken which included a 46-cell 0.93 cu m static feed water electrolysis module and three integrated mechanical components.
Schubert, F. H. (Life Systems, Inc. Cleveland, OH, United States)
Hoberecht, M. A. (Life Systems, Inc. Cleveland, OH, United States)
Le, M. (NASA Lewis Research Center Cleveland, OH, United States)