CRYOGENICS AND THE ENERGY CRISIS

In reviewing ways in which cryogenics can help solve the energy crisis, the following five specific areas are covered: (1) The use of liquefied natural gas (LNG); (2) the conversion of coal to fuel gas using oxygen from air separation plants; (3) the use of superconductors in power plants and electrical transmission lines; (4) superconducting instruments for geophysical exploration of new energy resources; and (5) the Hydrogen Economy. Following the discussion of the present state of the art in each of these areas, a brief overview is presented of the problems encountered by the technology requirements for each area. These problems fall within the categories of systems reliability, safety, materials behavior in a cryogenic environment and the behavior of cryogenic materials themselves, and the costs involved in the actual utilization of cryogenic technology.

  • Corporate Authors:

    IPC Science and Technology Press Limited

    IPC House, 32 High Street
    Guildford, Surrey  England 
  • Authors:
    • Birmingham, B W
    • Smith, C N
  • Publication Date: 1975-3

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: p. 115-118
  • Serial:
    • Cryogenics
    • Volume: 15
    • Issue Number: 3
    • Publisher: Butterworths and Company Publishers, Limited

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00095814
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 2 1975 12:00AM