Accession Number : ADD017334

Title :   Seawater Magnetohydrodynamic Test Apparatus.

Descriptive Note : Patent, Filed 11 Feb 93, patented 6 Dec 94,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Meng, James C

Report Date : 06 Dec 1994

Pagination or Media Count : 6

Abstract : A magnetohydrodynamic test facility using a superconducting electromagnet to drive a hydrodynamic test loop is disclosed. The test facility has a pretreatment section for adjusting the salinity of seawater to be used in the flow loop a flow loop section having a test section, a magnetohydrodynamic pump, and a gas trap assembly to capture any gasses evolved from the seawater. A post-treatment section neutralizes evolved chlorine gasses.

Descriptors :   *MAGNETOHYDRODYNAMICS, *PATENTS, TEST AND EVALUATION, SUPERCONDUCTORS, TEST EQUIPMENT, GASES, DRIVES, FLOW, ASSEMBLY, SALINITY, PUMPS, LOOPS, SEA WATER, HYDRODYNAMICS, TEST FACILITIES, ELECTROMAGNETS

Subject Categories : Plasma Physics and Magnetohydrodynamics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE