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Title: Gas concentration cells for utilizing energy

Abstract

An apparatus and method are disclosed for utilizing energy, in which the apparatus may be used for generating electricity or as a heat pump. When used as an electrical generator, two gas concentration cells are connected in a closed gas circuit. The first gas concentration cell is heated and generates electricity. The second gas concentration cell repressurizes the gas which travels between the cells. The electrical energy which is generated by the first cell drives the second cell as well as an electrical load. When used as a heat pump, two gas concentration cells are connected in a closed gas circuit. The first cell is supplied with electrical energy from a direct current source and releases heat. The second cell absorbs heat. The apparatus has no moving parts and thus approximates a heat engine. 4 figs.

Inventors:
Issue Date:
OSTI Identifier:
7255537
Patent Number(s):
4677038 A
Application Number:
PPN: US 6-665671
Assignee:
Temple Univ. of the Commonwealth System of Higher Education, Philadelphia, PA (United States) PTO; EDB-94-125119
DOE Contract Number:  
FG01-81CS15043
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 29 Oct 1984
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
42 ENGINEERING; 24 POWER TRANSMISSION AND DISTRIBUTION; 33 ADVANCED PROPULSION SYSTEMS; ELECTRIC GENERATORS; DESIGN; HEAT ENGINES; HEAT PUMPS; GASES; HEATING; OPERATION; PRESSURIZATION; ENGINES; FLUIDS; 420400* - Engineering- Heat Transfer & Fluid Flow; 240100 - Power Systems- (1990-); 330000 - Advanced Propulsion Systems

Citation Formats

Salomon, R.E. Gas concentration cells for utilizing energy. United States: N. p., 1987. Web.
Salomon, R.E. Gas concentration cells for utilizing energy. United States.
Salomon, R.E. Tue . "Gas concentration cells for utilizing energy". United States.
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abstractNote = {An apparatus and method are disclosed for utilizing energy, in which the apparatus may be used for generating electricity or as a heat pump. When used as an electrical generator, two gas concentration cells are connected in a closed gas circuit. The first gas concentration cell is heated and generates electricity. The second gas concentration cell repressurizes the gas which travels between the cells. The electrical energy which is generated by the first cell drives the second cell as well as an electrical load. When used as a heat pump, two gas concentration cells are connected in a closed gas circuit. The first cell is supplied with electrical energy from a direct current source and releases heat. The second cell absorbs heat. The apparatus has no moving parts and thus approximates a heat engine. 4 figs.},
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year = {1987},
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