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The creation of Russian engineers airindependent power plant (VNEU) is faced with the physical problem of heat recovery, told RIA Novosti the head of the “Krylovskiy state scientific center” (KGNC), doctor of technical Sciences Pavel Filippov.
“Selected hydrogen technology, the essence of which is that should be reforming for producing hydrogen from, for example, hydrocarbon fuel, diesel fuel or natural gas. Although, as you know, tanks with natural gas — this story is not for subs. This reaction is very exothermic, there is a very strong heating”, — said the expert.
According to him, a similar problem for surface ships, where the hydrogen is stored on Board to be solved. “He does not accumulate, and immediately enters the fuel cell where it reacts polarization of cathodes and anodes, and the final result is electricity, which is used in electric propulsion”, said doctor of technical Sciences.
Filippov is convinced that “nobody really” in the world did WNEW on hydrogen technology. “Now there is such a plugging, but it is solved. Every year there are new developments, the temperature gradually decreases. Every year new decisions, but no response yet. It is a scientific search”, — said the head KGNZ.
Also Filippov spoke about the concept of small non-nuclear aircraft carrier displacement of about 40 thousand tons, which will require five years of work and funding in the amount of 200 billion rubles.
In April 2018 it was reported that design Bureau “malachite” tested a sample WNEW for small non-nuclear submarines. In Russia WNEW for non-nuclear submarines also created in the design Bureau “Rubin”.
VNEU allows non-nuclear submarine to swim for a long time under water without having to climb on its surface (that is, to operate without access to atmospheric oxygen). Similar projects are underway in France, Sweden, Germany, Japan, Spain, China, India and the United States.
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