US 11,053,910 B2
Apparatus and method for generation of electricity utilizing pressurized hydro or turbomachinery technology
Francis Norbert Hector, Jr., Raleigh, NC (US); and Juan Keith Carroll, Littleton, NC (US)
Assigned to CARROLL HECTOR, LLC, Raleigh, NC (US)
Filed by Go Team CCR LLC, Raleigh, NC (US)
Filed on Sep. 4, 2020, as Appl. No. 17/13,070.
Application 16/993,718 is a division of application No. 16/713,359, filed on Dec. 13, 2019, granted, now 10,781,787.
Application 17/013,070 is a continuation in part of application No. 16/993,718, filed on Aug. 14, 2020.
Claims priority of provisional application 62/779,686, filed on Dec. 14, 2018.
Prior Publication US 2020/0400114 A1, Dec. 24, 2020
Int. Cl. F03B 13/08 (2006.01); H02K 7/18 (2006.01)
CPC F03B 13/08 (2013.01) [H02K 7/1823 (2013.01)] 21 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
1. A facility for generating electricity, comprising:
(a) a hydroelectric generating apparatus including an elongate penstock in flow communication with a source of water and a hydro-turbine assembly;
(b) piping for supplying refill water to a plurality of horizontal pistons on a synchronized and coordinated basis to supply pressurized water to the penstock;
(c) a cryogenic facility including at least one cryogenically insulated storage tank for cryogenically producing and storing liquid air;
(d) a temperature regulator for allowing controlled transition from the liquid air state to a pressurized gaseous state for supplying pressurized air to a storage container for supplying air to the pistons;
(e) respective air exhaust/release valves for releasing the pressurized air in the pistons to the atmosphere or recycling and reuse of the pressurized air after use;
(f) respective water inflow valves for refilling the pistons after the air exhaust/release valves open; and
(g) a containment facility within which the cryogenic facility is encapsulated and comprising a mass of coal combustion residue (CCR) having sufficient insulating capacity to maintain the liquid air in a liquid state in combination with the cryogenic facility.