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Title: Method of operating a thermal engine powered by a chemical reaction

Abstract

The invention involves a novel method of increasing the efficiency of a thermal engine. Heat is generated by a non-linear chemical reaction of reactants, said heat being transferred to a thermal engine such as Rankine cycle power plant. The novel method includes externally perturbing one or more of the thermodynamic variables of said non-linear chemical reaction. 7 figs.

Inventors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Stanford Univ., CA (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
7266788
Patent Number(s):
US 4748813; A
Application Number:
PPN: US 7-077591
Assignee:
Leland Stanford Junior Univ., Stanford, CA (United States) OAK; EDB-94-117913
DOE Contract Number:  
AT03-82ER13018
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 24 Jul 1987
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
42 ENGINEERING; RANKINE CYCLE ENGINES; ENERGY EFFICIENCY; HEAT TRANSFER; CHEMICAL REACTIONS; OPTIMIZATION; THERMODYNAMICS; EFFICIENCY; ENERGY TRANSFER; ENGINES; HEAT ENGINES; 425002* - Engineering- Power Cycles- Rankine- (1980-)

Citation Formats

Ross, J., and Escher, C. Method of operating a thermal engine powered by a chemical reaction. United States: N. p., 1988. Web.
Ross, J., & Escher, C. Method of operating a thermal engine powered by a chemical reaction. United States.
Ross, J., and Escher, C. Tue . "Method of operating a thermal engine powered by a chemical reaction". United States. doi:.
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year = {Tue Jun 07 00:00:00 EDT 1988},
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