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American Journal of Energy Research. 2013, 1(3), 59-67
DOI: 10.12691/ajer-1-3-4
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Linde-Hampson Anti-Machine: Self-heated Compressed Van-Der-Waals Gas as an Energy Carrier for Pneumatic Vehicles

E.Ya. Glushko1,

1Institute of Semiconductor Physics of the NAS of Ukraine, Nauki Ave, Kiev, Ukraine

Pub. Date: September 25, 2013

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E.Ya. Glushko. Linde-Hampson Anti-Machine: Self-heated Compressed Van-Der-Waals Gas as an Energy Carrier for Pneumatic Vehicles. American Journal of Energy Research. 2013; 1(3):59-67. doi: 10.12691/ajer-1-3-4


In this paper, the problem of increasing the energy capacity of compressed air used as a mobile carrier of energy is considered. An idea of preliminary Joule-Thomson self-heating of the compressed air with the following heat redistribution to obtain the maximal work at maximal power is considered. A simple circle combination of a heat exchanger and a throttle device-Linde-Hampson anti-machine - is analyzed. Calculations performed in the framework of modified van der Waals gas model show essential increasing of accumulated specific energy of compressed air fuel to the range 0.5-1.0 MJ/kg which is comparable with electrochemical fuel energy. A concept of compressed air fuel production is discussed.

compressed air energy capacity Joule-Thomson process heat exchanger pneumatic vehicles pollution free fuel

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