Patent Number: 8,821,602

Title: Systems and methods for providing supplemental aqueous thermal energy

Abstract: Systems and methods for collecting, storing, and conveying aqueous thermal energy are disclosed. In a particular embodiment, a floating film retains solar energy in a volume of water located under the film. A series of curtains hanging from a bottom surface of the film define a passage between a periphery of the film and a center of the film to direct the heated water at the center of the film. The heated water is circulated to deliver the heat to a dissociation reactor and/or donor substance. The donor is conveyed to the reactor and dissociated.

Inventors: McAlister; Roy Edward (Phoenix, AZ)

Assignee: McAlister Technologies, LLC

International Classification: B01J 7/00 (20060101); C01B 3/02 (20060101); F03G 6/00 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 9/02/12018