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Title: Enhanced two phase flow in heat transfer systems

Abstract

A family of structures and designs for use in devices such as heat exchangers so as to allow for enhanced performance in heat exchangers smaller and lighter weight than other existing devices. These structures provide flow paths for liquid and vapor and are generally open. In some embodiments of the invention, these structures can also provide secondary heat transfer as well. In an evaporate heat exchanger, the inclusion of these structures and devices enhance the heat transfer coefficient of the evaporation phase change process with comparable or lower pressure drop.

Inventors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
PNNL (Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL), Richland, WA (United States))
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1109369
Patent Number(s):
8,596,341
Application Number:
12/133,970
Assignee:
Battelle Memorial Institute (Richland, WA) PNNL
DOE Contract Number:  
AC05-76RLO1830
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
42 ENGINEERING

Citation Formats

Tegrotenhuis, Ward E, Humble, Paul H, Lavender, Curt A, and Caldwell, Dustin D. Enhanced two phase flow in heat transfer systems. United States: N. p., 2013. Web.
Tegrotenhuis, Ward E, Humble, Paul H, Lavender, Curt A, & Caldwell, Dustin D. Enhanced two phase flow in heat transfer systems. United States.
Tegrotenhuis, Ward E, Humble, Paul H, Lavender, Curt A, and Caldwell, Dustin D. Tue . "Enhanced two phase flow in heat transfer systems". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1109369.
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abstractNote = {A family of structures and designs for use in devices such as heat exchangers so as to allow for enhanced performance in heat exchangers smaller and lighter weight than other existing devices. These structures provide flow paths for liquid and vapor and are generally open. In some embodiments of the invention, these structures can also provide secondary heat transfer as well. In an evaporate heat exchanger, the inclusion of these structures and devices enhance the heat transfer coefficient of the evaporation phase change process with comparable or lower pressure drop.},
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place = {United States},
year = {Tue Dec 03 00:00:00 EST 2013},
month = {Tue Dec 03 00:00:00 EST 2013}
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