Method and Apparatus for Generating Electrical Energy From a Heated Gas Containing Carbon ParticlesUnited States Patent Number: 4,516,043
AbstractCarbon 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 InformationSamuel 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)
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