Design and Optimization of Electrochemical Device for Heating Military Rations
POWER APPLICATIONS INC VALLEY STREAM NY
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An electrochemical heating element which is activated by immersion in water was evaluated as a means for heating military field rations. Heating elements measuring 155 sq. cm 24 square inches and having a dry weight of approximately 30 grams were the basis of the experimental program. The basic heating element consisted of an anode-cathode-electrolyteseparator sandwich- type thin structure which was connected with an internal current carrying network. Two electrochemical heating element formulations were investigated in detail, i.e., an air formulation which required access to atmospheric oxygen for efficient operation, and a non-air formulation which contained the oxidizing agent within the structure and operated efficiently in any ambient.
- Non-electrical Energy Conversion
- Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies