Patent Number: 6,254,841

Title: Recombination system for the catalytic recombination of hydrogen and oxygen, forming in storage batteries, into water

Abstract: For an improved recombination system serving to catalytically recombine hydrogen and oxygen, which form in a storage battery, into water and incorporating an adapter union assembly for the gas-tight connection of the system to a storage battery, a container which is gas-impermeable to the outside and which houses a recombination assembly, as well as a conduit for the loss-less gas intake from the adapter union to the container and water return flow in the opposite direction, whereby even in the event of an overload the hazard of escaping gas can be avoided and the efficacy of the catalytic unit can be maintained while at the same time the system can be produced at low cost and in a way as to be easily assembled and maintenance-free, this invention proposes to provide next to the conduit an expansion section which is open toward the outside but delimited by an ignition suppressor, and to connect the conduit with the expansion section by way of a gating aperture.

Inventors: Kesper; Heinrich (Willingen, DE), Lahme; Norbert (Brilon, DE), Vielhaber; Ute (Bestwig, DE)

Assignee: Accumulatorenwerke Hoppecke Carl Zoellner & Sohn GmbH & Co. KG

International Classification: H01M 10/52 (20060101); H01M 10/42 (20060101); H01M 2/12 (20060101); B01J 008/02 ()

Expiration Date: 07/03/2018