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Title: Hydride compressor

Abstract

Method of producing high energy pressurized gas working fluid power from a low energy, low temperature heat source, wherein the compression energy is gained by using the low energy heat source to desorb hydrogen gas from a metal hydride bed and the desorbed hydrogen for producing power is recycled to the bed, where it is re-adsorbed, with the recycling being powered by the low energy heat source. In one embodiment, the adsorption-desorption cycle provides a chemical compressor that is powered by the low energy heat source, and the compressor is connected to a regenerative gas turbine having a high energy, high temperature heat source with the recycling being powered by the low energy heat source.

Inventors:
 [1];  [2]
  1. Wading River, NY
  2. Patchogue, NY
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Brookhaven National Lab. (BNL), Upton, NY (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
863061
Patent Number(s):
4085590
Assignee:
United States of America as represented by United States (Washington, DC)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
F - MECHANICAL ENGINEERING F01 - MACHINES OR ENGINES IN GENERAL F01K - STEAM ENGINE PLANTS
DOE Contract Number:  
AT(30-1)-16
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
hydride; compressor; method; producing; energy; pressurized; gas; fluid; power; temperature; heat; source; compression; gained; desorb; hydrogen; metal; bed; desorbed; recycled; re-adsorbed; recycling; powered; embodiment; adsorption-desorption; cycle; provides; chemical; connected; regenerative; turbine; hydrogen gas; gas turbine; heat source; metal hydride; pressurized gas; temperature heat; energy heat; hydride bed; /60/34/

Citation Formats

Powell, James R, and Salzano, Francis J. Hydride compressor. United States: N. p., 1978. Web.
Powell, James R, & Salzano, Francis J. Hydride compressor. United States.
Powell, James R, and Salzano, Francis J. Sun . "Hydride compressor". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/863061.
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author = {Powell, James R and Salzano, Francis J},
abstractNote = {Method of producing high energy pressurized gas working fluid power from a low energy, low temperature heat source, wherein the compression energy is gained by using the low energy heat source to desorb hydrogen gas from a metal hydride bed and the desorbed hydrogen for producing power is recycled to the bed, where it is re-adsorbed, with the recycling being powered by the low energy heat source. In one embodiment, the adsorption-desorption cycle provides a chemical compressor that is powered by the low energy heat source, and the compressor is connected to a regenerative gas turbine having a high energy, high temperature heat source with the recycling being powered by the low energy heat source.},
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place = {United States},
year = {1978},
month = {1}
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