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Title: Organic flash cycles for efficient power production

Abstract

This disclosure provides systems, methods, and apparatus related to an Organic Flash Cycle (OFC). In one aspect, a modified OFC system includes a pump, a heat exchanger, a flash evaporator, a high pressure turbine, a throttling valve, a mixer, a low pressure turbine, and a condenser. The heat exchanger is coupled to an outlet of the pump. The flash evaporator is coupled to an outlet of the heat exchanger. The high pressure turbine is coupled to a vapor outlet of the flash evaporator. The throttling valve is coupled to a liquid outlet of the flash evaporator. The mixer is coupled to an outlet of the throttling valve and to an outlet of the high pressure turbine. The low pressure turbine is coupled to an outlet of the mixer. The condenser is coupled to an outlet of the low pressure turbine and to an inlet of the pump.

Inventors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Lawrence Berkeley National Lab. (LBNL), Berkeley, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1243057
Patent Number(s):
9,284,857
Application Number:
13/923,159
Assignee:
LBNL
DOE Contract Number:  
AC02-05CH11231
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 2013 Jun 20
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
30 DIRECT ENERGY CONVERSION; 32 ENERGY CONSERVATION, CONSUMPTION, AND UTILIZATION; 42 ENGINEERING

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Ho, Tony, Mao, Samuel S., and Greif, Ralph. Organic flash cycles for efficient power production. United States: N. p., 2016. Web.
Ho, Tony, Mao, Samuel S., & Greif, Ralph. Organic flash cycles for efficient power production. United States.
Ho, Tony, Mao, Samuel S., and Greif, Ralph. Tue . "Organic flash cycles for efficient power production". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1243057.
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