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Title: Phase change liquid purifier and pump

Abstract

Systems, methods, and apparatus are provided for purifying and pumping liquids, and more particularly, for purifying and pumping water. The apparatus includes a chamber including a top portion and a bottom portion. A surface configured to be heated is proximate the bottom portion of the chamber. A baffle is disposed within the chamber and above the surface. The baffle is disposed at an angle relative to a vertical direction. The chamber further includes an inlet and a first outlet. The surface heats a liquid in the chamber, causing the liquid to boil. In operation, bubbles rise from the surface and are forced in a horizontal direction by the baffle disposed in the chamber.

Inventors:
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Lawrence Berkeley National Lab. (LBNL), Berkeley, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1358267
Patent Number(s):
9,656,881
Application Number:
14/210,226
Assignee:
LBNL
DOE Contract Number:  
AC02-05CH11231
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 2014 Mar 13
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
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Citation Formats

Steinhour, Leif Alexi. Phase change liquid purifier and pump. United States: N. p., 2017. Web.
Steinhour, Leif Alexi. Phase change liquid purifier and pump. United States.
Steinhour, Leif Alexi. Tue . "Phase change liquid purifier and pump". United States. doi:. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1358267.
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year = {Tue May 23 00:00:00 EDT 2017},
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