skip to main content
DOE Patents title logo U.S. Department of Energy
Office of Scientific and Technical Information

Title: Gas concentration cells for utilizing energy

Abstract

An apparatus and method 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.

Inventors:
 [1]
  1. Philadelphia, PA
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Temple University of Commonwealth System of Higher Education (Philadelphia, PA)
OSTI Identifier:
866295
Patent Number(s):
4677038
Assignee:
Temple University of Commonwealth System of Higher Education (Philadelphia, PA)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
F - MECHANICAL ENGINEERING F25 - REFRIGERATION OR COOLING F25B - REFRIGERATION MACHINES, PLANTS OR SYSTEMS
H - ELECTRICITY H01 - BASIC ELECTRIC ELEMENTS H01M - PROCESSES OR MEANS, e.g. BATTERIES, FOR THE DIRECT CONVERSION OF CHEMICAL ENERGY INTO ELECTRICAL ENERGY
DOE Contract Number:  
FG01-81CS15043
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
gas; concentration; cells; utilizing; energy; apparatus; method; generating; electricity; heat; pump; electrical; generator; connected; closed; circuit; cell; heated; generates; repressurizes; travels; generated; drives; load; supplied; direct; current; source; releases; absorbs; moving; approximates; engine; absorbs heat; generating electric; electrical generator; heat engine; direct current; heat pump; electrical energy; current source; gas concentration; electrical load; generating electricity; concentration cells; concentration cell; utilizing energy; /429/62/

Citation Formats

Salomon, Robert E. Gas concentration cells for utilizing energy. United States: N. p., 1987. Web.
Salomon, Robert E. Gas concentration cells for utilizing energy. United States.
Salomon, Robert E. Thu . "Gas concentration cells for utilizing energy". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/866295.
@article{osti_866295,
title = {Gas concentration cells for utilizing energy},
author = {Salomon, Robert E},
abstractNote = {An apparatus and method 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.},
doi = {},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {1987},
month = {1}
}

Patent:

Save / Share: