Remote condensing for high efficiency AMTEC cells

Robert K. Sievers, Thomas K. Hunt, Joseph F. Ivanenok, Michael J. Schuller

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Abstract

The Alkali Metal Thermal to Electric Converter (AMTEC) is a thermally regenerated sodium concentration cell that is now under development to converter thermal energy directly into electrical power for space and terrestrial applications. The principles of AMTEC operation have been fully described (Weber 1974, Hunt 1975) and experiments have verified the basis for a general performance analysis. The converter cell power density is directly related to the sodium concentration (activity) ratio that is produced across the β''-alumina solid electrolyte (BASE). This concentration coupling of the low concentration side of the BASE and the condenser heat sink.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the Intersociety Energy Conversion Engineering Conference
PublisherPubl by SAE
Pages843-847
Number of pages5
ISBN (Print)0780313887
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 1993
EventProceedings of the 28th Intersociety Energy Conversion Engineering Conference - Atlanta, GA, USA
Duration: 8 Aug 199313 Aug 1993

Publication series

NameProceedings of the Intersociety Energy Conversion Engineering Conference
Volume1
ISSN (Print)0146-955X

Other

OtherProceedings of the 28th Intersociety Energy Conversion Engineering Conference
CityAtlanta, GA, USA
Period8/8/9313/8/93

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Fuel Technology
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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Sievers, R. K., Hunt, T. K., Ivanenok, J. F., & Schuller, M. J. (1993). Remote condensing for high efficiency AMTEC cells. In Proceedings of the Intersociety Energy Conversion Engineering Conference (pp. 843-847). (Proceedings of the Intersociety Energy Conversion Engineering Conference; Vol. 1). Publ by SAE.