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Method and apparatus for generating power from voltage gradients at sediment-water interfaces using active transport of sediment porewater

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An apparatus and method for generating power from the voltage gradient naturally found in marine sediments. A pump flows sediment porewater to an anode, and a cathode is exposed to marine water. The arrangement can power a circuit.

Inventors: 
Tender, Leonard M.
Patent Number: 
Technical domain: 
Electronics and Energy
FIle Date: 
2005-01-28
Grant Date: 
2012-04-03
Grant time: 
2,622 days
Grant time percentile rank: 
48
Claim count percentile rank: 
5
Citations percentile rank: 
2
'Cited by' percentile rank: 
1
Assignee: 
US NAVY