US 11,655,803 B2
Carbon negative clean fuel production system
Scott D. Lowry, Celina, TX (US)
Assigned to LOWRY INHERITORS TRUST, Sanford, NC (US)
Filed by Lowry Inheritors Trust, Celina, TX (US)
Filed on May 5, 2021, as Appl. No. 17/308,418.
Application 17/308,418 is a continuation in part of application No. 16/546,013, filed on Aug. 20, 2019, granted, now 11,002,255.
Prior Publication US 2021/0254606 A1, Aug. 19, 2021
This patent is subject to a terminal disclaimer.
Int. Cl. F03G 7/04 (2006.01); C01B 13/02 (2006.01); B01D 21/00 (2006.01); C02F 1/44 (2023.01); C02F 103/08 (2006.01); C07C 1/12 (2006.01); C01B 6/00 (2006.01); C01B 33/037 (2006.01); C25B 1/04 (2021.01); C25B 3/07 (2021.01); C25B 3/26 (2021.01); C02F 1/00 (2023.01)
CPC F03G 7/04 (2013.01) [B01D 21/0042 (2013.01); C01B 6/00 (2013.01); C01B 13/0248 (2013.01); C01B 33/037 (2013.01); C02F 1/441 (2013.01); C07C 1/12 (2013.01); C25B 1/04 (2013.01); C25B 3/07 (2021.01); C25B 3/26 (2021.01); C02F 2001/007 (2013.01); C02F 2103/08 (2013.01)] 29 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
1. A carbon negative clean fuel production system, comprising:
a) a heat collection device, which is configured to capture a heat from hydrothermal emissions from a hydrothermal vent on a floor of an ocean, wherein the heat collection device is configured to receive the hydrothermal emissions from the hydrothermal vent;
b) a heat-driven electric generator, which is configured to receive the heat from the hydrothermal vent and produce electric energy;
c) a seawater filtration unit, which is configured to filter seawater from the ocean, to produce filtered freshwater and solutes, which include brine and solute minerals;
d) a water splitting device, which is configured to use the electric energy generated by the heat-driven electric generator to split the filtered freshwater into hydrogen and oxygen by a process of electrolysis;
e) a mineral separator, which comprises an enclosure;
wherein an input opening of the enclosure receives the hydrothermal emissions from the hydrothermal vent, such that the hydrothermal emissions pass through the enclosure, such that solid minerals are deposited in the mineral separator and remaining emissions are ejected from an output opening of the enclosure; and
f) a chemical production system, which is configured to react the solid minerals with the hydrogen to produce hydrides.