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Thermophysics and Aeromechanics

2012 year, number 6

Modern problems of thermodynamics

I.I. Novikov
Baikov Institute of Metallurgy and Material Science RAS, Moscow, Russia
Keywords: power engineering, internal electrolysis, atomic energy, thermonuclear reactor, combined cycles, electronic and ionic chains
Pages: 765-767


The role of energy and methods of its saving for the development of human society and life are analyzed. The importance of future use of space energy flows and energy of water and air oceans is emphasized. The authors consider the idea of the unit for production of electric energy and pure substances using sodium chloride which reserves are limitless on the planet. Looking retrospectively at the development of power engineering from the elementary fire to modern electric power station, we see that the used method of heat production, namely by direct interaction of fuel and oxidizer, is the simplest. However, it may be possible to combust coal, i.e., carbon in salt melt, for instance, sodium chloride that would be more rational and efficient. If the stated problems are solved positively, we would master all energy properties of the substance; and this is the main problem of thermodynamics being one of the sciences on energy.