The Modules used for the Nitro-Hydrogen Economy have very significant military uses.
The availability and cost of Energy is a critical military element. In field situations the supply train is a major factor. More than 50% of the casualties are taken defending a supply train and approximately 80% of the supply train is fuel and water, thus placing severe limits on force application, mobility and reach. In permanent base situations there is need for base operation to be independent of any grid supplied electricity. The Nitro-Hydrogen Modules can be used to provide low cost, transportable, flexible, on-site sources of drinking water, fuel and a stable electricity supply.
The Modules take power from Wind, Solar and biomass fueled power units and make this into Ammonia. The Modules also use Air and Water (non-potable or potable) while also providing some potable water and 24 hour continuity of electricity supply from wind or solar which are essentially not continuously available sources.
The Nitro-Hydrogen Modules are inherently scaleable to suit the available local electric power resources and range from an 8 ft cube up to 40 ft shipping container sized Modules. A 40 ft Module produces 5000 gal/day of Ammonia.
These Modules are readily transportable by air, land and sea.
The Modules take non-potable water and degas and distill it for use in the Modules with some surplus water available as drinking water. The internal Electrogen modules run at approximately 70% efficiency. Thus 30% of the input energy is available as waste heat which is used to distill the water. The Electrogen modules produce Hydrogen and Oxygen. These modules are electrically connected together in series and parallel to provide the maximum load that the available electricity is able to supply. The Hydrogen produced is then combined with Nitrogen extracted from the air by internal pressure swing absorption modules to make liquid Ammonia which is stored on site.
The Ammonia may be used:
Since the capital cost of the Nitro-Hydrogen Modules is low, the cost of the fuel produced is dependent almost exclusively on the cost of the electricity provided. For example, with 5c/kWh electricity, Ammonia is produced at $1.35/gallon. This is far lower than existing delivered fuel (MOB cost $15/gal, FOB $400/gal).