LARGEST LIQUID HYDROGEN DEWAR (WITH NO BOIL-OFF LOSSES)
Isotherm Energy completed a subcontract for the 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 was 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 integrates the best existing and emerging technologies to optimize the system performance for wide ranging applications. See below for a demo video of the architecture options and an example system model.
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
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