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Generator Tube Bubbles

Generator Tube Bubbles

Thermodynamic principle for electricity generation from the use of geothermal and solar sources of energy avoiding the use of fossil fuels in support of ecology.
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Insufflator

The invention relates to an insufflator comprising a supply connection (22) and a delivery connection (14) and a pressure and flow measuring unit located between said connections (14, 22) for determining a gas pressure that prevails in the delivery connection and a measuring variable that characterises a volumetric gas flow in the delivery connection. The pressure and flow measuring unit comprises a multi-layer sheet (20), the interior of which contains at least one flow channel (26) that is con
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Device for exhausting combustion gases e.g. carbon dioxide, in motor vehicle, has reduction converter system arranged in exhaust gas stream of combustion plant and provided with electrically polar cry

The device has a reduction converter system arranged in an exhaust gas stream of a combustion plant, where the reduction converter system is provided with electrically polar crystals i.e. pyro, ferrous or piezoelectric crystal. The reduction converter system is provided with a container and a supply for water or gaseous hydrogen. The reduction converter system is equipped with a supply for cooling the crystals. The reduction converter system controls emission of a classical exhaust gas catalytic
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Device for the reduction of nitrogen oxides in the exhaust gas of internal combustion engines

A device for the reduction of nitrogen oxides in the exhaust gas of internal combustion engines has a thermolysis reactor (10). In the thermolysis reactor (10), urea is converted into ammonia and isocyanic acid by means of the supply of heat. In a preferred embodiment of the invention, the thermolysis reactor (10) is arranged within the exhaust gas duct (26) and is thermally coupled to an oxidation catalytic converter (30) which is connected upstream of the thermolysis reactor (10) in the flow d
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Device for Imaging and Method for Producing the Device

A Device for imaging the local distribution of at least one thermodynamic variable comprises a radiation emitter (17) capable of emitting electromagnetic radiation and a filter (19) for filtering electromagnetic radiation. The emitter (17) and the filter (19) form an arrangement adapted for modifying the electromagnetic radiation emitted by the emitter (17) in dependancy of the local distribution of at least one thermodynamic variable at the location of the arrangement. The emitter further compr
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Device for Imaging and Method for Producing the Device

A Device for imaging the local distribution of at least one thermodynamic variable comprises a radiation emitter (17) capable of emitting electromagnetic radiation and a filter (19) for filtering electromagnetic radiation. The emitter (17) and the filter (19) form an arrangement adapted for modifying the electromagnetic radiation emitted by the emitter (17) in dependancy of the local distribution of at least one thermodynamic variable at the location of the arrangement. The emitter further compr
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Thermal Evaporation Sources for Wide-area Deposition

A thermal evaporation source includes: a crucible configured to contain a volume of evaporant and a vapor space above the evaporant; a manifold body having within it a hollow expansion chamber that is flowably connected to the vapor space via one or more restriction orifices; one or more effusion nozzles flowably connected to the expansion chamber and exiting an outer surface of the thermal evaporation source, the nozzle(s) oriented to direct an evaporant vapor flow out of the source vertically
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Thermally Driven Heat Pump for Heating and Cooling

A thermally driven heat pump includes a low temperature evaporator for evaporating cooling fluid to remove heat A first heat exchanger located at an outlet of a converging/diverging chamber of a first ejector receives a flow of primary fluid vapor and cooling fluid vapor ejected from the first ejector for condensing a portion of the cooling fluid vapor An absorber located in the first heat exchanger absorbs cooling fluid vapor into an absorbing fluid to reduce the pressure in the first heat exch
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Method and Device for Measuring the Temperature in a Line Or in a Line Bundle and Vehicle Equipped with Said Device

The invention relates to a method and a device for measuring the temperature in pre-selected locations of a line or a line bundle and to a vehicle equipped with said device. The temperature is measured using a calibrated measuring line (3) through which a measurement current flows and which comprises a plurality of taps (6a to 6h) for measuring potential. The measurement line (3) can be arranged either in or on the line or the line bundle and evaluation can be carried out in such a manner that t
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Device and Method for Gas Enrichment Or Generation of Mechanical Power

The present invention relates to a device comprising: a first container and a second container, a capillary device arranged between the first container and the second container with one or more capillaries, each of the one or more capillaries connecting the first container to the second container, and each of the one or more capillaries tapering at least in sections from the second container in the direction towards the first container, means for generating and/or maintaining a temperature gradi
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Device for Obtaining the Surface Temperature of an Object

The invention relates to a device (10) for obtaining the surface temperature of an object (30), comprising a digital temperature sensor (11). The invention is characterised in that the device also includes: a layer (12) of insulating material used to protect the electrical wiring of the digital temperature sensor (11); a metal layer (13) which, in operation, is in contact with the surface of the object (30); a layer (14) of thermal silicone grease, which is disposed in contact with the metal lay
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Gas Condensing Unit

The invention pertains to thermal engineering, which proposes solutions for flue gas cooling and cleaning after woody fuel use in boilers. Its goal is increase of energy efficiency of heat energy production systems by improvement of heat and mass transfer conditions in gas condensing unit. Increase of contact surface and zoning of liquid, vapour, hard particle and gas flows allow to reach improvement of heat and mass transfer conditions. Gas flows through sprayed liquid curtain before inlet of g
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An Improved Combined Heat Power System

A combined heat power system comprises a Rankine cycle, optionally an organic Rankine cycle, using a fluid both in gaseous phase and liquid phase. The Rankine cycle comprises - an evaporator for evaporating the fluid from liquid phase to gaseous phase, - an expander for expanding the fluid in gaseous phase provided by the evaporator. The expander is suitable to transform energy from the expansion of the fluid in gaseous phase into mechanical energy, - a condenser for condensing the fluid from ga
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Thermal Barrier Coatings

Coated products are described comprising a metallic substrate, an aluminium-rich layer, a chromia-forming layer and a thermally insulating top coat. The chromia-forming layer is located between the substrate and the thermally-insulating top coat. The aluminium-rich layer is located between the substrate and the chromia-forming layer. The coating may be used to provide protection of parts exposed to conditions of relatively high temperatures, heat flux, and/or corrosive environments, such as the
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A Gradiator Reformer

A desulfurizer-reformer reactor system comprising a gradient assembly having a de- sulfurizing material and a reforming catalyst material arranged in a sequential manner and methods of generating energy are disclosed.
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Autothermic Catalytic Reactor with Flat Temperature Profile

The present invention relates to the make of a heterogeneous gas-solid catalytic reactor operated in autothermic conditions, characterised by a flat temperature profile. This invention concurrently uses three actions to optimise the operation of the ATR reactor both in terms of energy and of catalytic activity: the adoption of a specifically formulated catalyst so as to favour a "direct type" reaction mechanism, the use and the make of the catalyst on a structured support with a high porosity an
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Latent curing agent

An aluminum chelating agent-based latent curing agent is provided that can rapidly cure thermosetting epoxy resins at relatively low temperatures. A method for producing the aluminum chelating agent-based latent curing agent is also provided that enables relatively facile control of the curing conditions therefor. The latent curing agent holds an aluminum chelating agent in a porous resin obtained by the interfacial polymerization of a polyfunctional isocyanate compound, and when the latent cur
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Heat Ray-shielding Glass, and Heat Ray-shielding Multi-layered Glass

Disclosed is a heat ray-shielding glass product which has excellent heat ray-shielding properties, particularly excellent heat-shielding properties, can be produced at low cost, and can exhibit high durability in the presence of water (i.e., under high-humidity conditions). Specifically disclosed is a heat ray-shielding multi-layered glass (40) which is characterized in that a heat ray-shielding glass (30) comprising a glass plate (21) and a heat ray-reflecting layer (24) arranged on the surface
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Thermal Management System

Engineers have developed a functionally graded, high temperature optical surface engineered to provide thermal management for broad range of near solar loads and environments including thermal cycling, intense thermal fluxes, chemical stability, resistance to extreme ultraviolet (EUV), and survivability from particulate impact. Optical surfaces have been designed for compatibility with carbon-carbon and ceramic matrix composites.
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Thermal Stir Welding (MFS-31559)

Abstract: NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center is developing an improved joining technology called thermal stir welding that improves upon fusion welding and friction stir welding. This new technology enables a superior joining method by allowing manufacturers to join dissimilar materials and to weld at high rates. NASA’s technology offers users an exciting alternative to current state-of-the-art fusion and friction stir welding technologies.
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Revolutionary Low-Cost Joints (MFS-0006)

Abstract: Developed at NASA Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC), these low-cost technologies use a thermal element to seal, bond, braze and/or weld static joints.
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Heat-Driven Pulse Pump (GSC13739)

Abstract: Most single-and two-phase thermal control systems for spacecraft use a mechanical pump to produce the pressure head needed to overcome the loop pressure drop and circulate the working fluid. However, these mechanical pumps have moving parts that can wear out or break. They also require elaborate electronic control circuits that generate heat and can fail. For long missions, pump reliability is an important issue. Goddard researchers devised the heat-driven pulse pump as an alternative
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Thermal Stir Welding (MFS-31559)

Abstract: NASA's new thermal stir technology addresses shortcomings in fusion welding and friction stir welding. Fusion welding compromises the microstructure of the material and thus lessens its physical properties. Friction stir welding is limited by the dependent heating and stirring functions when using a rotating shoulder/pin configuration. The shoulder produces frictional heat to bring the material into the plastic state and forges the welded material with extremely large forces. This for
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Apparatus and Method for Testing Thermal Performance of Pipelines (KSC-12205)

Abstract: The KSC Thermal Insulation Performance Analyzer is fully developed and in use on site at the Cryogenics Testbed Facility. In operation a cooled cryogen is pumped through the upstream cold box into the pipe being tested. Both ends of the pipe are held at a constant temperature, so the heat transfer is eliminated in the axial direction and is limited to the radial direction. A precise measurement of the rate of heat leak into the process fluid is needed in this process. The technolo
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Design of Thermal Interface Material Based on High Temperature Shape Memory Alloy for Connecting Two Thermoelectric Legs

Introduction Efficient heat management is crucial for electronics to optimize performance and to avoid premature component deterioration. An area of primary concern is at the interface of adjoining thermal components, such as with heatsink interfaces and with connections between thermoelectric legs. Problems arise due to the inability of the two surfaces, necessarily of differing metals, to fully connect because of imperfections. This issue is addressed by using thermal interface material (TIM)
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First Diode for Thermal Management of Micro and Macro Devices

APPLICATIONS OF TECHNOLOGY: Thermal management for: microelectronic devices solar cells and solar energy management systems refrigerators hybrid biological/inorganic systems nanoscale calorimeters Information transport and processing Molecular motors ADVANTAGES: First solid state device to direct heat flow Initial tests demonstrate thermal rectification of 7 percent Can accommodate high macroscopic thermal current densities ABSTRACT: Alex Zettl, Arun Majumdar and colleagues at Berkeley
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Apparatus and Method for Testing Thermal Performance of Pipelines (KSC-12205)

Abstract: The KSC Thermal Insulation Performance Analyzer is fully developed and in use on site at the Cryogenics Testbed Facility. In operation a cooled cryogen is pumped through the upstream cold box into the pipe being tested. Both ends of the pipe are held at a constant temperature, so the heat transfer is eliminated in the axial direction and is limited to the radial direction. A precise measurement of the rate of heat leak into the process fluid is needed in this process. The technolog
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Boron Nitride Nanotubes with Modified Surfaces

APPLICATIONS OF TECHNOLOGY: - Mechanical reinforcements and composites, e.g. cell phone cases, structural elements of aircraft - Batteries, supercapacitors - Fuel cell components - Transistors, biosensors - Field emission sources - Electronic circuits - Scaffolds for novel chemistries - Deep ultraviolet light emitters ADVANTAGES: - Excellent mechanical and thermal properties - Unusually efficient electrical insulators - Structurally stable and inert to most chemicals - Uniform band gap (5
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Tunable Thermal Link

APPLICATIONS OF TECHNOLOGY: - Electronic and thermal circuit design and operation - Solar energy collection - Heat pumps and internal combustion engines - Hybrid biological/inorganic systems - Phononic information processing - Energy-efficient buildings and appliances, such as refrigerators ADVANTAGES: - Provides adjustable thermal conduction, a thermal analog to rheostats - Can control heat flow in nanoscale or microscale devices and thermal logic devices - Thermal conductance can be cyc
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