NEW POWER SOURCE

A NEW POWER SOURCE FOR AN ELECTRICALLY DRIVEN TOWN CAR HAS BEEN COMPLETED AT OXFORD UNIVERSITY IN GREAT BRITAIN. THE NEWLY DEVELOPED EXPANSION TURBINE OPERATES WITH A VAPOR THAT HAS A MOLECULAR WEIGHT ABOUT TWENTY TIMES GREATER THAN STEAM. THIS PROVIDES A COMPACT AND EFFICIENT TURBINE THAT WILL PRODUCE UP TO TWENTY KW OF POWER. THIS TURBO-ELECTRIC DRIVE WILL ELIMINATE THE DIFFICULTIES CAUSED WHEN RECHARGEABLE BATTERIES ARE USED AS A SOURCE OF POWER. A BENZENE SUBSTANCE AND A NEW FLUORINE COMPOUND WERE TESTED FOR THE VAPOR TURBINE. A PARAFFIN OR GAS OIL BURNER HEATS THE FLUID TO PRODUCE THE HIGH MOLECULAR WEIGHT VAPOR. THE VAPOR IS DIRECTED THROUGH A NOZZLE ONTO THE TURBINE BLADES AND THEN RECIRCULATED TO THE BOILER. THE TURBINE MOTOR DRIVES AN ALTERNATOR TO GENERATE THE ELECTRICITY. FOR THE SMALL TOWN CAR, SPEEDS OF 40 MPH ARE PREDICTED. WITH BIGGER POWER UNITS, SPEEDS OF UP TO 70 MPH ARE BELIEVED TO BE POSSIBLE.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Vol 10, No 1, P 32
  • Publication Date: 1968-1

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  • Accession Number: 00201361
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 1 1994 12:00AM