Accession Number : ADA299090

Title :   Synthetic Fuels for Naval Applications Produced Using Shipboard Nuclear Power,

Corporate Author : MASSACHUSETTS INST OF TECH CAMBRIDGE DEPT OF NUCLEAR ENGINEERING

Personal Author(s) : Terry, Kevin B.

PDF Url : ADA299090

Report Date : JUN 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 145

Abstract : This thesis evaluated the generation of synthetic fuels for the propulsion of naval aircraft and ships, on the premise that this could be a useful contribution to the logistical support of deployed naval forces. The feedstocks for the fuels are produced from the ubiquitous hydrogen and carbon dioxide available (with appropriate processing) in seawater. Previous work in this area, most of it one or two decades old, was reviewed, as were significant developments since. Various end product synthetic fuels were studied including hydrogen, methanol, and naval fuels (jet fuel and naval distillate) together with their respective applications. In addition the synthetic fuel is a recycled product, one that produces zero net carbon dioxide, thereby capable of - if adopted on a larger scale - mitigating the increase in atmospheric carbon dioxide concentrations now underway. jg p.2

Descriptors :   *THESES, *MILITARY APPLICATIONS, *SHIPBOARD, *NUCLEAR POWER PLANTS, *SYNTHETIC FUELS, LOGISTICS SUPPORT, DEPLOYMENT, RECYCLED MATERIALS, NAVY, HYDROGEN, PROPULSION SYSTEMS, NAVAL AIRCRAFT, METHANOLS, CONCENTRATION(COMPOSITION), CARBON DIOXIDE, JET ENGINE FUELS, SEA WATER, ATMOSPHERIC CHEMISTRY, DISTILLATES.

Subject Categories : Fuels
      Marine Engineering
      Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies
      Nuclear Power Plants and Fission Reactor Eng

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