Accession Number : AD0427134

Title :   MULTIFUELED THERMAL-ENERGY-CONVERSION SYSTEMS.

Descriptive Note : Quarterly progress rept. no. 5, 1 July-30 Sep 63,

Corporate Author : BATTELLE MEMORIAL INST COLUMBUS OHIO

Personal Author(s) : Hazard,H. R. ; Roop,D. E.

Report Date : 30 SEP 1963

Pagination or Media Count : 12

Abstract : The objective of this task is to investigate the feasibility of utilizing wood, charcoal, coal, or other locally available fuels found in worldwide areas as a heat source for a thermoelectric generator or small engine-driven generator capable of producing 150 watts of electric power. A small steam boiler sized for a 150-watt power source was evaluated with charcoal, wood, and cow dung as fuel. Satisfactory combustion and boiler efficiency were obtained with heat absorption rates from 2 to 8 kw th. Start-up periods were 5 to 10 minutes, depending upon technique and fuel. A second boiler, of minimum size and weight, was designed. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*THERMOELECTRICITY, GENERATORS), (*ELECTRIC POWER PRODUCTION, GENERATORS), (*FUELS, THERMOELECTRICITY), STEAM, BOILERS, CHARCOAL, ENERGY CONVERSION, WOOD, COMBUSTION, ENTHALPY, BURNING RATE, ABSORPTION, HEAT, FEASIBILITY STUDIES

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE