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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.

Inventors:
 [1];  [2]
  1. (Stanford, CA)
  2. (Nieder-Ronstadt, DE)
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Stanford Univ., CA (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
866608
Patent Number(s):
4748813
Assignee:
Board of Trustees of Leland Stanford Junior University (Stanford, CA) OAK
DOE Contract Number:  
AT03-82ER13018
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
method; operating; thermal; engine; powered; chemical; reaction; involves; novel; increasing; efficiency; heat; generated; non-linear; reactants; transferred; rankine; cycle; power; plant; externally; perturbing; thermodynamic; variables; rankine cycle; cycle power; chemical reaction; power plant; novel method; thermal engine; engine power; /60/

Citation Formats

Ross, John, and Escher, Claus. Method of operating a thermal engine powered by a chemical reaction. United States: N. p., 1988. Web.
Ross, John, & Escher, Claus. Method of operating a thermal engine powered by a chemical reaction. United States.
Ross, John, and Escher, Claus. Fri . "Method of operating a thermal engine powered by a chemical reaction". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/866608.
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title = {Method of operating a thermal engine powered by a chemical reaction},
author = {Ross, John and Escher, Claus},
abstractNote = {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.},
doi = {},
journal = {},
number = ,
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place = {United States},
year = {1988},
month = {1}
}

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