LARGEST LIQUID HYDROGEN DEWAR (WITH NO BOIL-OFF LOSSES)
Isotherm Energy is under subcontract for design of the largest hydrogen dewar tank in history at the NASA Kennedy Space Center (KSC). As previously reported by NASA, the new dewar will hold well over one million gallons of liquid hydrogen and is 50% larger than the current record holder that supported space shuttle launches for 30 years (see below).
A primary focus of Isotherm Energy’s support is the analysis, design and integration of a refrigeration system that eliminates hydrogen loss during storage. The successful design and operation of a long-duration liquid hydrogen storage system at this scale with zero boil-off, liquefaction and densification capabilities has far reaching implications beyond the space program.
HYDROGEN ENERGY-WATER SYSTEM ARCHITECTURE
Development of a hydrogen-based energy storage system architecture that also produces clean water from various non-potable sources (e.g. seawater, wastewater, etc.). The architecture will integrate the best existing and emerging technologies to optimize the system performance for wide ranging applications.
- Interfaces with any energy source that produces electricity
- Uses seawater, wastewater, and other non-potable water sources
- Compatible with biomass and other feedstocks containing hydrogen
- Optimized hydrogen production and storage for specific applications
- Supplies hydrogen for fuel cells, turbines, and other combustion processes
- Heat recovery maximizes round trip efficiency
- Stores variable energy input for later use (e.g. solar, wind, etc.)
- Produces potable water while generating electricity
- Energy and potable water from locally available biowaste
- Oxygen and other beneficial byproducts produced
- Supports combined heat and power (CHP) operation
- Scalable architecture for mobile and stationary systems
- Microgrids and energy storage
- Desalination and onsite water processing
- Transportation systems
THERMAL-FLUID-ENERGY SYSTEM DESIGN TOOLS
Software design tools for thermal, fluid, and energy systems. Verified and validated models that enable rapid assessment of engineering trades for optimizing a baseline design. Capability to drop in existing components and subsystems to model integrated performance. Flexibility to integrate new technologies to explore impact on overall system.
- Web based application
- Application program interface (API)
- Distributable library version
- Online access for global users
- Interface to toolbox capabilities
- Supports proprietary code development
- Energy systems
- Thermal systems
- Hydrogen systems