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Method and Apparatus for Generating Electrical Energy From a Heated Gas Containing Carbon Particles
United States Patent Number: 4,516,043
  • Samuel A. Vigil, California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo
  • Rick B. Spielman
Publication Date
5-7-1985
Abstract
Carbon particles entrained in the gas flow into a magnetohydrodynamic generator are electrostatically charged from a source of high voltage and then function as charge carriers in the MHD process. Lower flow temperatures may be used and seeding with alkali metal salts is unnecessary as the MHD process becomes independent of thermal ionization of constituents of the gas flow.
Citation Information
Samuel A. Vigil and Rick B. Spielman. "Method and Apparatus for Generating Electrical Energy From a Heated Gas Containing Carbon Particles" United States Patent Number: 4,516,043 (1985)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/svigil/5/