Accession Number : AD0623577

Title :   CHEMICAL FUELED THERMOELECTRIC GENERATOR.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.

Corporate Author : GENERAL INSTRUMENT CORP NEWARK N J THERMOELECTRIC DIV

Report Date : 30 NOV 1962

Pagination or Media Count : 62

Abstract : A proof-of-principle, thermoelectric device is described which is fueled with a high-energy (1875 calories per gram), high-density (1.8 grams per cubic centimeter) fuel slurry. Handling and storing the fuel for periods up to one year offered little difficulty; however, operating problems, such as fuel feed to the burner and ash removal from the burner, were not fully resolved. Two fuel feed systems were designed and tested; a gravity drop system which is suited to low power output devices of up to 5 watt electrical output and a pressurized, continuous fuel feed system which is suited to devices about 5 watts electrical output. The thermoelectric generator yielded the following data: eta thermoelectric modules = 4.95%, calculated; eta overall = 2.91%, measured; voltage and current = 0.7V at 8.8 amperes; and power out = 6.16 watts. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*THERMOELECTRICITY, GENERATORS), (*SLURRY FUELS, THERMOELECTRICITY), FLUORINE COMPOUNDS, CHLORINE COMPOUNDS, ALIPHATIC COMPOUNDS, FUEL INJECTION, FURNACES, FUEL OIL, LITHIUM ALLOYS, MAGNESIUM ALLOYS, ALUMINUM ALLOYS, HALOGENATED HYDROCARBONS

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE