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Title: APPARATUS FOR CONVERTING HEAT INTO ELECTRICITY

Abstract

This patent shows an apparatus for converting heat to electricity. It includes a galvanic cell having an anodic metal anode, a fused salt electrolyte, and a hydrogen cathode having a diffusible metal barrier of silver-- palladium alloy covered with sputtered iron on the side next to the fused electrolyte. Also shown is a regenerator for regenerating metal hydride produced by the galvanic cell into hydrogen gas and anodic metal, both of which are recycled. (AEC)

Inventors:
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Issue Date:
OSTI Identifier:
4126442
Patent Number(s):
3119723
Assignee:
U.S. Atomic Energy Commission
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
H - ELECTRICITY H01 - BASIC ELECTRIC ELEMENTS H01M - PROCESSES OR MEANS, e.g. BATTERIES, FOR THE DIRECT CONVERSION OF CHEMICAL ENERGY INTO ELECTRICAL ENERGY
Y - NEW / CROSS SECTIONAL TECHNOLOGIES Y02 - TECHNOLOGIES OR APPLICATIONS FOR MITIGATION OR ADAPTATION AGAINST CLIMATE CHANGE Y02E - REDUCTION OF GREENHOUSE GAS [GHG] EMISSIONS, RELATED TO ENERGY GENERATION, TRANSMISSION OR DISTRIBUTION
NSA Number:
NSA-18-005983
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Other Information: Orig. Receipt Date: 31-DEC-64
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
PHYSICS; ANODES; CATHODES; CONVERSION; ELECTRICITY; ELECTROLYTES; ELECTROLYTIC CELLS; GASES; HEATING; HYDRIDES; HYDROGEN; IRON; MELTING; METALS; PALLADIUM ALLOYS; PLANNING; REGENERATION; SALTS; SILVER ALLOYS; SPUTTERING

Citation Formats

Crouthamel, C E, and Foster, M S. APPARATUS FOR CONVERTING HEAT INTO ELECTRICITY. United States: N. p., 1964. Web.
Crouthamel, C E, & Foster, M S. APPARATUS FOR CONVERTING HEAT INTO ELECTRICITY. United States.
Crouthamel, C E, and Foster, M S. Tue . "APPARATUS FOR CONVERTING HEAT INTO ELECTRICITY". United States.
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title = {APPARATUS FOR CONVERTING HEAT INTO ELECTRICITY},
author = {Crouthamel, C E and Foster, M S},
abstractNote = {This patent shows an apparatus for converting heat to electricity. It includes a galvanic cell having an anodic metal anode, a fused salt electrolyte, and a hydrogen cathode having a diffusible metal barrier of silver-- palladium alloy covered with sputtered iron on the side next to the fused electrolyte. Also shown is a regenerator for regenerating metal hydride produced by the galvanic cell into hydrogen gas and anodic metal, both of which are recycled. (AEC)},
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place = {United States},
year = {1964},
month = {1}
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