The MAFC Technology
The MAFC is a metal-air fuel cell that uses a magnesium metal (anode) as the fuel immersed in an electrolyte coupled with a gas diffusion cathode to generate a direct current.
The Magnesium-Air Chemistry
The MAFC has the electrolyte versatility of using a common saline (salt) solution or ocean water. The performance capabilities of the MAFC can be enhanced through the addition of MagPower’s intellectual property. Unique among electrical power systems, a short circuit does not impair the cell. When the short is removed the cell returns to optimal operating conditions.
Discharge Curve – 1 cell at 5 amps
Energy = 108 whrs, Temp: 55C; vol = 0.5 l; wt anode = 140 gms
cathode surface area = 240 cm2
Short Circuit Graph – 1 cell (5 amps) short = 212 seconds