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Ian K Smith: Utilization of thermal energy. Solmecs Corporation December 15, 1987: US04712380 (12 worldwide citation)

Various heat cycles are disclosed which make use of comparatively low grade heat such as that from hot rock geo-thermal sources, the cycles incorporating either a helical screw expander or a rotary vane expander operating with an organic working fluid and in accordance with the invention, the exhaus ...


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Ian K Smith: Method and apparatus for converting thermal energy. Solmecs Corporation December 10, 1985: US04557112 (9 worldwide citation)

A method of converting thermal energy into another energy form, comprising the steps of providing a liquid working fluid with said thermal energy, substantially adiabatically compressing the working fluid, substantially adiabatically expanding the hot compressed working fluid by flashing to yield sa ...


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Michael Petrick: Energy conversion system involving change in the density of an upwardly moving liquid. Solmecs Corporation January 31, 1989: US04800727 (4 worldwide citation)

A system for converting thermal energy into electrical energy includes a fluid reservoir, a relatively high boiling point fluid such as lead or a lead alloy within the reservoir, a downcomer defining a vertical fluid flow path communicating at its upper end with the reservoir and an upcomer defining ...


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Semion Sukoriansky, Leif Blumenau, Yechezkal E Spero: Methods and systems for magnetohydrodynamic power conversion. Solmecs Corporation July 11, 1989: US04847525 (2 worldwide citation)

There is provided a method for wet-vapor, liquid-metal magnetohydrodynamic power conversion. The method includes partially boiling off, using at least a heat source, an electrically conductive, substantially single-phase working liquid, thus generating vapors which, together with the still liquid ph ...


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Leif Blumenau: Gas compression using a two-phase MHD channel. Solmecs Corporation May 16, 1989: US04831289

A method for gas compression using a two-phase flow gas/liquid metal MHD pump. The method includes providing an MHD pump having a converging flow duct, mixing the gas to be compressed with a liquid metal, to form a two-phase mixture, compressing the gas in the two phase mixture by driving the mixtur ...


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Herman Branover, Semion Sukoriansky: Method and apparatus for modification of the rate of heat or mass transfer in a stream of liquid metal. Solmecs Corporation May 9, 1989: US04828610

The rate of heat or mass transfer in a stream of liquid metal is enhanced by producing a stream of liquid metal in a conduit, creating turbulent flow at least in one plane of the stream and at least in a section of the conduit, and applying a magnetic field to the turbulent flow at least in a direct ...


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Branover Herman, Petrick Michael: Energy conversion system. Solmecs Corporation May 23, 1985: WO/1985/002226

A system for converting heat energy (at 18) into electrical or other forms of energy comprises a closed hydraulic circuit for a liquid (4) such as mercury, including an upcomer tube (8), a reservoir (2) and a downcomer tube (6) associated with a power generator such as a magneto-hydrodynamic generat ...


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Smith Ian Kenneth: Utilization of thermal energy. Solmecs Corporation, Smith Ian Kenneth August 1, 1985: WO/1985/003328

Various heat cycles which make use of comparatively low grade heat such as that from hot rock geo-thermal sources, the cycles incorporating either a helical screw expander or a rotary vane expander operating with an organic working fluid and in accordance with the invention, the exhaust from the hel ...


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Mogilevsky Mikhail: Method and apparatus for making ice. Solmecs Corporation September 12, 1985: WO/1985/003996

Sluch ice is produced from brine continuously by a method involving both agitation and scraping action in relation to disc-like heat-exchange surfaces (23). Apparatus includes at least two heat-exchange surfaces (23) and scrapers (52, 53) which also act as agitators.



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