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Walter Robert Pyle

Walter Robert Pyle
H-Ion Solar Inc. · solar fuels

BSME/EE
Hydrogen and ammonia solar-plasma synthesis

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October 2012 - October 2015
Chevron Energy Technology Company
Position
  • Consulting Engineer plasma reactors
Description
  • Design and development of prototype Plasma Reactors for: electrostatic precipitation, corona charge transfer, Dielectric Barrier Discharge, Nano-second Pulse Reactors.
June 1997 - June 1998
Solar Living Institute
Position
  • Lecturer
Description
  • Classroom lecturer and provider of laboratory demonstrations on hydrogen and oxygen technology.
December 1996 - present
H-Ion Solar Inc.
Position
  • Managing Director
Education
September 1977 - September 1978
Stanford University
Field of study
  • Material Science
September 1962 - December 1966
California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo
Field of study
  • Mechanical and Electrical Engineering

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Publications (28)
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Manufacturing procedure for Hydro-que ....a hydrogen cooking grill.
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Overhaul of Home-sized PV-hydrogen/oxygen energy storage plant after 16 years of service
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Although the formation of bright spots ('tufts', 'beads') by negative wire corona is known, images of this phenomenon are not available in the literature. The images presented in this paper show that there are mechanisms that result in the formation of regular structures from negative corona 'tufts'. Though 'tufts' of different intensity can co-exi...
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We observed motion of liquids (water and oils with different conductivities) under the influence of corona discharges while using wire-to-plane geometry (high voltage wire above a rectangular vessel with a metal bottom-plate and transparent plastic walls). It was possible to see the internal motion within the transparent liquid volume by suspending...
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We observed motion of liquids (water and oils with different conductivities) under the influence of corona discharges while using wire-to-plane geometry (high voltage wire above a rectangular vessel with a metal bottom-plate and transparent plastic walls). It was possible to see the internal motion within the transparent liquid volume by suspending...
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Application Notes on Oxygen Purification with De-hydrogenation catalyst
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An investigation of direct solar-thermal hydrogen and oxygen production from water is described. Solar radiant energy was concentrated by a parabolic mirror to produce high temperatures on a nozzle inside a solar reactor fed with water vapor (steam) at low pressure, to produce hydrogen and oxygen. Nozzle jets and skimmers have been used for separat...
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Space heating with hydrogen fuel and air is described, using a catalytic heater at temperatures low enough to avoid NOx emissions.
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A concept for indoor illumination of buildings using sunlight is described. For this system, a tracking concentrator on the building roof follows the sun and focuses sunlight into a lightguide. A system of transparent lightguides distributes the sunlight to interior rooms. Recent advances in the transparency of acrylic plastic optical fibers sugges...
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A system is disclosed for the thermal dissociation of gaseous matter into its component parts using solar energy and a molecular beam skimmer.
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A description is given a vapor-recovery fuel dispensing nozzle, comprising: a nozzle main body portion; a discharge spout projecting from the main body portion, said discharge spout having an outlet end proportioned for ease of insertion into a fill pipe of a fuel tank; a flow passage extending through said discharge spout and the nozzle main body...

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Projects (3)
Project
Concentrated solar energy is used to dissociate water at very high temperatures and low pressure in reactor with ceramic nozzle and skimmer separation. Hydrogen and oxygen production from water, and other products from different feed-stocks, such as ammonia production from H2 and N2, and syngas production from CO2 and CH4 or H2O are considered.