Accession Number : AD0284662

Title :   THE CONVERSION OF HEAT TO ELECTRICAL POWER BY MEANS OF A CHARGED AEROSOL

Corporate Author : MARKS POLARIZED CORP WHITESTONE NY

Report Date : 14 NOV 1961

Pagination or Media Count : 66

Abstract : The electrothermodynamics of an electric generator utilizing a charged aerosol was investigated for single and multiloop Carnot cycles. Parameters related to efficiency were established for pressure, temperature and isothermal and isentropic work. The charged aerosol is a new working substance uniquely adaptable to a variety of controlled electrothermodynamic operations. Heat interchange is facilitated between the highly dispersed liquid and gas components of the aerosol. The liquid/gas mass ratio of a charged aerosol controls the modes of operation during expansion or compression, thus enabling the predetermination of isothermal or isentropic operation, by adjusting the liquid/gas mass ratio. Electrical power is extracted during both isothermal and isentropic expansion of the charged aerosol. Compression may be effected by the reverse electrothermodynamic effect. New multiloop aerosol cycles having an overall efficiency of 60-80% appear feasible. (Author)

Descriptors :   *ELECTRIC POWER PRODUCTION, *HEAT TRANSFER, *THERMODYNAMICS, AEROSOLS, EFFECTIVENESS, ENERGY CONVERSION, GAS IONIZATION, GASES, IONS, MATHEMATICAL ANALYSIS, PLASMAS(PHYSICS).

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE