Accession Number : ADD001662

Title :   Electrochemical Energy Source for Diver Suit Heating.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : McCartney,Joseph F

Report Date : 20 May 1975

Pagination or Media Count : 10

Abstract : The patent is on a compact, self-contained, closed circuit heater system for use by undersea divers to supply heated fluid through a diver's suit having internal fluid circulation passages therein. The heater system uses a magnesium/iron/seawater electrochemical energy source which is shortcircuited to produce heat by the reaction of magnesium with seawater.

Descriptors :   *Patents, *Diver equipment, *Heaters, *Electrolytic cells, Electrochemistry, Sea water, Iron, Magnesium, Anodes(Electrolytic cell), Cathodes(Electrolytic cell), Ions, Magnesium oxides, Short circuits

Subject Categories : Physical Chemistry
      Energy Storage
      Life Support Systems

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE