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Apparatus equipped with metallic manganese anode for generating power from voltage gradients at the sediment-water interface

An apparatus having a metallic manganese anode; a cathode capable of reducing at least one species found in marine water; and a rig coupled to the anode and the cathode capable of maintaining the anode below a marine sediment surface and maintaining the cathode above marine the sediment surface. A method of generating power by: positioning in marine sediment a metallic manganese anode; positioning in marine water a cathode capable of reducing at least one species found in marine water; and connecting electrical leads between the anode, the cathode, and an electrical load.
Inventors: 

Daniel A. Lowy

Leonard M. Tender

Patent Number: 
US7550224
Patent Issue Date: 
July 23, 2009
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