|1.||WO||WO/2014/165037 - HEAT EXCHANGER||09.10.2014||
|PCT/US2014/024199||BATTELLE MEMORIAL INSTITUTE||GEORGE II, Paul E.|
A heat exchanger (800), comprising:a first channel (810) having a flowpath, a first wall (805), a second wall (832) opposite the first wall, an inlet manifold (812) at a first end, and an outlet manifold (814) at a second opposite end, the inlet manifold and the outlet manifold running orthogonal to the flowpath; a second channel (820) having a flowpath parallel to the flowpath of the first channel, the first channel and the second channel being separated by the first wall; and a fin extending from the second channel into the first channel, the fin passing through the first wall and extending to the second wall..
|2.||WO||WO/2014/164387 - SYSTEM FOR HARVESTING ORIENTED LIGHT- WATER SPLITTING||09.10.2014||
|PCT/US2014/022239||SUNPOWER TECHNOLOGIES LLC||LANDRY, Daniel|
A system and method for splitting water to produce hydrogen and oxygen employing focused polarized sunlight energy is disclosed. Hydrogen and oxygen may then be stored for later use as fuels. The system and method use inorganic capping agents that cap the surface of semiconductor nanocrystals to form photocatalytic capped colloidal nanocrystals, which may be deposited and oriented on a substrate to form an oriented photoactive material. The oriented photoactive material may be employed in the system to harvest sunlight and produce energy necessary for water splitting. The system may also include a light polarization system and elements necessary to collect, transfer, and store hydrogen and oxygen, for subsequent transformation into electrical energy.
|3.||WO||WO/2014/159555 - REACTOR INCORPORATING A HEAT EXCHANGER||02.10.2014||
|PCT/US2014/024165||BATTELLE MEMORIAL INSTITUTE||GEORGE II, Paul E.|
A reactor containing a heat exchanger is disclosed, which can be operated with co-current or counter-current flow. Also disclosed is a system that includes a reactor having a reformer and a vaporizer, a fuel supply, and a water supply. The reactor includes a source of combustion gas, a reformer operative to receive reformate, and a vaporizer operative to receive water. The reformer and vaporizer each include a stack assembly formed by a combination of separator shims and channel shims. The separator shims and channel shims are stacked in a regular pattern to form two sets of channels within the stack assembly. One set of channels will have vertical passageways at either end and a horizontal flowpath between them, while the other set of channels has only a horizontal flowpath.
|4.||WO||WO/2014/158202 - ACTIVE VOLUME ENERGY LEVEL LARGE SCALE SUB-SEA ENERGY FLUIDS STORAGE METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR POWER GENERATION AND INTEGRATION OF RENEWABLE ENERGY SOURCES||02.10.2014||
|PCT/US2013/044085||SANKO TEKSTIL ISLETMELERI SANAYI VE TICARET A.S.||ZEREN, Fevzi|
Systems and methods for storing energy in gaseous form in submerged thin-wailed tanks (1, 7, 61, 82, 63, 67, 101) are secured to the ocean or lake floor but are open to the water at the tank bottoms (1a, 64) and are configured to be filled with gas while submerged. A conduit (2, 2a, 11) operatively connected to the tanks (1, 7, 61, 62, 63, 67, 101) provides flow from a surface source of an energy-containing gas to the tank interiors (1d, 101 a). Surface or subsurface pumping apparatus (3, 37, 42, 46, 48, 53) which may include piston-less pressure cylinders (37) or have leveraged pistons (48, 53) provide a preselected flow rate of the energy-containing gas into the tank interiors (1d, 101 a) against a back pressure essentially equal to the static pressure of the body of water at the location of the tank (1, 7, 61, 62, 63, 67, 101) to displace an equivalent volume of water through the open bottom (1 a, 64). The conduit (2, 2a, 11) can be configured to allow heat transfer to vaporize liquefied gas prior to storage. Hydrogen gas can be generated and stored within the tank (1, 7, 61, 62, 63, 67, 101) using Aluminum activated with Galinstan.
|5.||WO||WO/2014/160301 - METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR GENERATING HYDROGEN FROM METAL||02.10.2014||
|PCT/US2014/026274||MCALISTER TECHNOLOGIES, LLC||MCALISTER, Roy Edward|
A hydrogen generator including a reactor chamber having a feedstock inlet and an inlet seal positioned at the feedstock inlet. At least one pair of feed rollers is positioned to draw a feedstock through the inlet seal and into the reactor chamber. At least one pair of distressing rollers is positioned in line with the feed rollers to produce stress in the feedstock. Steam is provided to the reactor chamber through a steam inlet and hydrogen is collected from a hydrogen outlet.
|6.||WO||WO/2014/155950 - ALLOY POWDER FOR ELECTRODES, NEGATIVE ELECTRODE FOR NICKEL-METAL HYDRIDE STORAGE BATTERIES USING SAME, AND NICKEL-METAL HYDRIDE STORAGE BATTERY||02.10.2014||
|PCT/JP2014/000861||PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.||OKABE, Akiko|
Provided is an alloy powder for electrodes for nickel-metal hydride storage batteries which have high battery capacities, excellent service life characteristics and excellent high-temperature storage characteristics. A hydrogen storage alloy contained in this alloy powder for electrodes contains elements L, M, Ni, Co and E. The element L contains La as an essential component, and contains no Nd, or alternatively, in cases where Nd is contained therein, the ratio of Nd in the element L is less than 5% by mass. The ratio of La in the hydrogen storage alloy is 23% by mass or less. The element M is composed of Mg, Ca, Sr and/or Ba, and the molar ratio (α) of the element M in the total of the elements L and M satisfies 0.045 ≤ α ≤ 0.133. The molar ratio (x) of the element Ni relative to the total of the elements L and M satisfies 3.5 ≤ x ≤ 4.32; the molar ratio (y) of the element Co relative to the total of the elements L and M satisfies 0.13 ≤ y ≤ 0.5; and x, y and the molar ratio (z) of the element E relative to the total of the elements L and M satisfy 4.78 ≤ x + y + z < 5.03.
|7.||WO||WO/2014/158091 - METHOD AND GENERATOR FOR HYDROGEN PRODUCTION||02.10.2014||
|PCT/SG2014/000103||HORIZON FUEL CELL TECHNOLOGIES PTE. LTD.||GU, Zhijun|
Methods of generating hydrogen are described, wherein a hydride is hydrolysed in a reaction chamber (10) in an exothermic reaction by the addition of liquid water to be vaporized in the reaction chamber (10), and/or the added water is controlled in relation to the hydrogen generated according to a value x defined by equations, which, for a divalent metal, reads: MH2 + x H2O→ (2-x) MO + (x-1 ) M(OH)2 + 2 H2, wherein M symbolizing the divalent metal and x is preferred in the interval of 1.2 to 1.3. The equation as well as the values of x depend on the sort of hydride, i.e. whether a 1-, 2-, 3- or 4-valent hydride is applied. Furthermore a hydrogen generator (3) for performing these methods is depicted comprising a reaction chamber (10), optimally in form of a replaceable cartridge and being surrounded by a non-linear thermal insulation, with a water supply inlet (11) and a hydrogen outlet (13), wherein in series with the water supply inlet (11) and/or the hydrogen outlet (13) porous materials (34/35, 41/42) permeable to steam and/or hydrogen but not permeable to hydride and/or liquid water are arranged. The hydrogen generator (3) comprises a water storage vessel (16), also a part of the replaceable cartridge, acting also as condenser for recycled water; and if coupled to a fuel cell (2), the product water of the fuel cell (2) is also supplied. For system balancing, an electric buffer is applied.
|8.||US||20140260964 - SYSTEM AND METHOD OF REGENERATING DESULFURIZATION BEDS IN A FUEL CELL SYSTEM||18.09.2014||
|14194786||Combined Energies LLC||Rohr Donald Frank|
A desulfurization system is disclosed that facilitates in situ or ex situ regeneration of hydrocarbon desulfurization beds. The desulfurization system can use a bed characterization limit, a predetermined sulfur threshold or other metric to determine when the hydrocarbon desulfurization bed should be regenerated. The desulfurization system can include heat and air intakes and an air/sulfur purge outlet to allow for the removal of sulfur from the hydrocarbon desulfurization bed. Alternatively, the regeneration of hydrocarbon desulfurization bed may be performed in situ by a service technician by using a prebuilt appliance that is connected to the inlet and outlets of the desulfurization appliance. The prebuilt appliance heats and purges hydrocarbon desulfurization bed, in substantially the same manner as described just above, and captures the sulfur outside of the desulfurization system.
|9.||US||20140261132 - ACTIVE VOLUME ENERGY LEVEL LARGE SCALE SUB-SEA ENERGY FLUIDS STORAGE METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR POWER GENERATION AND INTEGRATION OF RENEWABLE ENERGY SOURCES||18.09.2014||
|13802912||Zeren Fevzi||Zeren Fevzi|
Systems and methods for storing energy in gaseous form in submerged thin-walled tanks are secured to the ocean or lake floor but are open to the water at the tank bottoms and are configured to be filled with gas while submerged.
A conduit operatively connected to the tanks provides flow from a surface source of an energy-containing gas to the tank interiors. Surface or subsurface pumping apparatus which may include piston-less pressure cylinders or have leveraged pistons provide a preselected flow rate of the energy-containing gas into the containment structure interior against a back pressure essentially equal to the static pressure of the body of water at the location of the tank to displace an equivalent volume of water through the open bottom. The conduit can be configured to allow heat transfer to vaporize liquefied gas prior to storage. Hydrogen gas can be generated and stored within the tank using Aluminum activated with Galinstan.
|10.||US||20140261253 - POWER GENERATION SYSTEM||18.09.2014||
|14216757||Clean Power Providers LLC||Wold Magnus L.|
An internal combustion engine is powered on or using a mix of a liquid fuel and hydrogen, to produce energy that is converted into electricity using an alternator, which is subsequently used to produce hydrogen. The hydrogen is produced through the use of hydrogen generating cells which breaks down water using electrolysis and outputs hydrogen. The cell uses anode rods inserted into a tank containing cathode tubes. Additionally, the tank itself also acts as the cathode as the tank is connected to the negative end of a circuit. A current passes from the anode rods to the cathode through water to produce hydrogen. Hydrogen is off gassed and stored in a reservoir to be used in an internal combustion engine as fuel. The energy needed to perform electrolysis is garnered from an alternator and a turbine that is part of the system.