Accession Number : ADD004279

Title :   Method and Apparatus For Heat Transfer, Using Metal Hydrides.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : McClaine,Andrew W

Report Date : 02 Aug 1977

Pagination or Media Count : 9

Abstract : Heat transfer and thus temperature control of an environment is achieved by a method and apparatus which comprises withdrawing hydrogen from a first hydride reaction system in a two phase equilibrium at a certain temperature and pressure thereby causing a decomposition of a portion of the hydride, adding heat to the reaction system to compensate for the loss of heat caused by the endothermic hydride decomposition reaction, transferring the withdrawn hydrogen to a second hydride reaction system in a two phase equilibrium at a higher temperature and pressure thereby causing a formation of hydride and release of heat, and removing the heat created by the exothermic hydride formation reaction. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Patents, *Heat transfer, *Hydrides, Metal compounds, Decomposition, Instrumentation, Experimental design, Heat pumps, Reaction kinetics, Hydrogen, Two phase flow, Heat of formation

Subject Categories : Physical Chemistry

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE