Thermoacoustic natural gas liquefier

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This is the final report of a two-year, Laboratory-Directed Research and Development (LDRD) project at the Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL). This project sought to develop a natural-gas-powered natural-gas liquefier that has absolutely no moving parts and requires no electrical power. It should have high efficiency, remarkable reliability, and low cost. The thermoacoustic natural-gas liquefier (TANGL) is based on our recent invention of the first no-moving-parts cryogenic refrigerator. In short, our invention uses acoustic phenomena to produce refrigeration from heat, with no moving parts. The required apparatus comprises nothing more than heat exchangers and pipes, made of common materials, without ... continued below

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Swift, G.; Gardner, D.; Hayden, M.; Radebaugh, R. & Wollan, J. July 1, 1996.

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This is the final report of a two-year, Laboratory-Directed Research and Development (LDRD) project at the Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL). This project sought to develop a natural-gas-powered natural-gas liquefier that has absolutely no moving parts and requires no electrical power. It should have high efficiency, remarkable reliability, and low cost. The thermoacoustic natural-gas liquefier (TANGL) is based on our recent invention of the first no-moving-parts cryogenic refrigerator. In short, our invention uses acoustic phenomena to produce refrigeration from heat, with no moving parts. The required apparatus comprises nothing more than heat exchangers and pipes, made of common materials, without exacting tolerances. Its initial experimental success in a small size lead us to propose a more ambitious application: large-energy liquefaction of natural gas, using combustion of natural gas as the energy source. TANGL was designed to be maintenance-free, inexpensive, portable, and environmentally benign.

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OSTI as DE96012198

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  • Other Information: PBD: [1996]

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  • Other: DE96012198
  • Report No.: LA-UR--96-1879
  • Grant Number: W-7405-ENG-36
  • DOI: 10.2172/245621 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 245621
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc671984

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Swift, G.; Gardner, D.; Hayden, M.; Radebaugh, R. & Wollan, J. Thermoacoustic natural gas liquefier, report, July 1, 1996; New Mexico. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc671984/: accessed August 17, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.