Molten Salt Techniques for Excess Heat Production and the Loading Issue
HAWAII NATURAL ENERGY INST HONOLULU
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An interesting molten salt technique for elevated-temperature excess heat production has recently been reported, promising great potential for commercial applications. This technique shows improved efficiency due to a high- temperature operation, high-grade heat production and fast kinetics in metal- hydrogen reactions. This paper gives an overview of our work in molten salt electrolysis experiments using Ti and Pd as anodes in deuteride melts, in which substantial excess heat was found. This paper also presents some preliminary results using Ni and steel as anodes for electrolysis in hydride melts. Because the deuterium loading in Pd is considered a critical parameter for excess heat production, this paper will discuss this aspect and extend to elevated-temperature conditions.
- Inorganic Chemistry
- Physical Chemistry