Processing

Please wait...

Settings

Settings

Goto Application

1. US20170038095 - METHOD FOR PRODUCING ENERGY AND APPARATUS THEREFOR

Office
United States of America
Application Number 15234379
Application Date 11.08.2016
Publication Number 20170038095
Publication Date 09.02.2017
Publication Kind A1
IPC
F24J 1/00
FMECHANICAL ENGINEERING; LIGHTING; HEATING; WEAPONS; BLASTING
24HEATING; RANGES; VENTILATING
JPRODUCTION OR USE OF HEAT NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR
1Apparatus or devices using heat produced by exothermal chemical reactions other than by combustion
CPC
F24J 1/00
Applicants Silvia PIANTELLI
Alessandro MEIARINI
Leonardo CIAMPOLI
Fabio CHELLINI
Inventors Francesco PIANTELLI
Priority Data PI2008A00119 24.11.2008 IT
Title
(EN) METHOD FOR PRODUCING ENERGY AND APPARATUS THEREFOR
Abstract
(EN)

A method for producing energy by exothermal reactions between hydrogen and a transition metal comprises a step 110 of depositing an amount of crystals of the transition metal in the form of micro/nanometric clusters having a predetermined crystalline structure on a surface of a substrate, wherein each clusters has a number of atoms of the transition metal lower than a predetermined number of atoms, and in such a way that the substrate contains on its surface a number of clusters that is larger than a minimum number. The method provide also performing at least once a start-up sequence is performed at least once a start-up sequence comprising the step 114 of quantitatively removing any gas adsorbed in the substrate and in the transition metal by applying a predetermined vacuum degree, a step 120 of bringing hydrogen into contact with the crystals, a step 130 of heating the crystals up to an adsorption temperature higher than a predetermined critical temperature, thus causing hydrogen adsorption to the crystals forming a reaction core, and a step of impulsively acting on the reaction core in order to trigger the exothermal reactions between the hydrogen and the transition metal in the clusters. Once the reaction started, a step 140 is provided of removing heat from the reaction core in order to obtain a determined power and to maintain the temperature of the reaction core above the critical temperature.