Trisilane is an ideal carbon free fuel as it’s a dense liquid at room temperature and pressure (740 kg/m3), burns efficiently and possesses high energy density (40+ MJ/kg). The only biproduct of combustion is silicon nitrade, a solid. Triilane is ideal for use in external combustion cycles such as S-CO2 Brayton cycles. Heavy duty propulsion applications such as marine and rail require an energy density liquid fuel, the issue is all current carbon free fuels suffer from storage and energy density constraints. Tisilane offers an ideal carbon free propulsion option for heavy duty propulsion. Trisilane is compatible with current liquid infrastructure and holds the title as being the only carbon free liquid fuel, excluding hydrazine, which is considered too toxic. All other carbon free fuels are gaseous or require carbon recycling. Potential power density of supercritical S-CO2 bottoming cycles are 1.4 MW/Ton.
Use of liquid fuel reactors to produce hydrazine for under $500/ton.
0.75-1 ₵/kwh levelized generation cost
Lifetime: 40 years
Planned capacity: 41 mw
Hydrazine production: 1.9 tons per hour
Potential revenue: $81,000,000
Chlore-Alkali membrane electrolyzer: Plant capex: $105,000/tpd $19/ton NaOH/CI ($480 million for 1,680,000 tpy capacity, 15 year before major refurbishment)
Sodium hydroxide: 4.0 ton/ton N2H4: 2500 kwh/ton: $29. (sodium chloride bi-product recycled)
Chlorine: 2.6 ton/ton N2H4: 2500 kwh/ton: $25
0.9 tons NH3 $100/ton: No cost as 240 kg of H2 are produced from electrolyzing sodium chloride
Total: $308/ton N2H4
N2H4 12.58% H2 by weight
Raschig plant cost very minimal: $49/ton N2H4: $12,000,000 for 7,000 tpy (35 year lifetime)
Total electricity consumed: 21,500 kwh/ton N2H4
Salt continuously recycled, sodium hydroxide and chlorine consumed, sodium chloride produced as bi-product of Raschig process then re electrolyzed into sodium hydroxide, closed-loop system!
Net H2 cost: $2.7/kg. PEMFC 2.6x more efficient than SI engine, cost per gallon gasoline equevalent is $1.03/gal!
Current market price for hydrazine in China: $5200/ton
Pochari Technologies has developed a new type of modular submachine gun. The weapon uses a new in-house developed round with a varying length cartridge casing and varying mass bullet depending on whether long-range or sort range operation is desired. The rounds are of the same diameter as to allow the weapon to be fully modular. Full auto fire rates in excess of 1500 rounds per minute are achievable thanks to the piezoelectric firing system. Piezoelectric crystals based on the reverse piezo effect provide high actuation force at very high velocities and are extensively used in the most demanding applications such as high pressure diesel injectors to provide up to five sprays per combustion cycle. The power density of the actuator is very high and adds little to no additional weight over a gas fired system but provides a significant reduction in mechanical complexity and chance of failure. Liquid cooling allows the user to operate the weapon at 1500 rpm for extended periods of time without worrying about barrel warpage due to excessive temperature buildup. The piezoelectric firing systems provides a variable rate of fire, depending on the pressure on the trigger, the rate of fire varies from 100-1500 rpm. A backpack fuel cell power supply provides the electrical current to the piezoelectric crystals and provides pumping power and recycling and active cooling for the glycol cooling system. The magazine is styled after the FN P90 to maximum capacity but with the absence of a 90-degree turn system, allowing for faster fire rates and less mechanical complexity. The weapon can convert from compact submachine gun to long-range rifle and back with simple removal of the barrel module. The weapon is constructed primarily of carbon fiber with the exception of the barrel and firing system. Pochari Technologies’s founder Christophe Pochari plans on manufacturing a prototype of this weapon as soon as funds allow. A 3D CAD model has been developed. The weapon is ideal for high-intensity to low-intensity urban combat in the digitalized battlefield where fuel cell backpack power is critical for mission success. This weapon is also ideal for special forces and law enforcement. The fuel cell is a high-temperature proton exchange membrane using a micro reformer to crack synthetic diesel fuel into hydrogen. Pochari Technologies plans on developing boron based propellants based on nitro substituted borazene, borazine, iminoborane and azaboridine. These boron based explosives display much higher detonation velocity, CJ pressure and cylinder expansion energy than comparable all carbon based materials at corresponding densities.