Accession Number : AD0601419

Title :   MULTIFUELED THERMAL-ENERGY-CONVERSION SYSTEMS.

Descriptive Note : Quarterly progress rept. no. 7, 1 Jan-31 Mar 64

Corporate Author : BATTELLE MEMORIAL INST COLUMBUS OHIO

Personal Author(s) : Hazard,H. R. ; Hummell,J. D.

Report Date : 31 MAR 1964

Pagination or Media Count : 21

Abstract : The objective of the task is to investigate the feasibility of utilizing wood, charcoal, coal, or other locally available fuels found in world-wide areas as a heat source for a thermoelectric generator or small engine-driven generator capable of producing 150 watts of electric power. The study of small steam boilers of minimum size and weight for a solid-fuelfired power source was continued. Control problems were solved by developing a natural-circulation boiler having considerable water and steam storage, and satisfactory opeeration was demonstrated. An available ultrasonic atomizer proved to be too large for a multifuel liquid-fuel burner. Development of a much smaller atomizer is in progress. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*ELECTRIC POWER PRODUCTION, GENERATORS), (*THERMIONIC CONVERTERS, HEATING), (*BOILERS, PORTABLE EQUIPMENT), ENERGY CONVERSION, HEATERS, STEAM POWER PLANTS, FUELS, ATOMIZATION, ULTRASONIC RADIATION

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE