Re: Methane and other winds (was Re: alternatives to big oil andifthey can ...

Date: Sat Feb 05 2000 - 17:14:30 MST

In a message dated 2/5/00 2:13:35 PM Central Standard Time,

> The highest energy density for *practical* air-independent propellants is
> lithium with sulfur hexafluoride, used in steam engines in torpedoes- the
> boiler is a coil of tubing with lithium cast around it, and the SF6 is
> throttled to control the heating power. The reaction ignites
> spontaneously, so simply opening the SF6 valve starts the boiler, and all
> the reaction products are liquids or solids- no exhaust to get rid of. This
> delivers only 4384 J/g, but is actually storable under realistic
> conditions.

This wouldn't have been the fuel for the nazi "rocket subs" that were
introduced in limited quantities late in WWII would it?

Okie City Ok

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