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Title: Apparatus and method for maintaining an article at a temperature that is less than the temperature of the ambient air

Abstract

An apparatus for maintaining the temperature of an article at a temperature that is below the ambient air temperature includes an enclosure having an outer wall that defines an interior chamber for holding a volume of sealed air. An insert is disposed inside of the chamber and has a body that is made of a porous graphite foam material. A vacuum pump penetrates the outer wall and fluidly connects the sealed air in the interior chamber with the ambient air outside of the enclosure. The temperatures of the insert and article is maintained at temperatures that are below the ambient air temperature when a volume of a liquid is wicked into the pores of the porous insert and the vacuum pump is activated to reduce the pressure of a volume of sealed air within the interior chamber to a pressure that is below the vapor pressure of the liquid.

Inventors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1433253
Patent Number(s):
9,933,206
Application Number:
15/047,939
Assignee:
UT-Battelle, LLC (Oak Ridge, TN) ORNL
DOE Contract Number:  
AC05-00OR22725
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 2016 Feb 19
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English

Citation Formats

Klett, James, and Klett, Lynn. Apparatus and method for maintaining an article at a temperature that is less than the temperature of the ambient air. United States: N. p., 2018. Web.
Klett, James, & Klett, Lynn. Apparatus and method for maintaining an article at a temperature that is less than the temperature of the ambient air. United States.
Klett, James, and Klett, Lynn. Tue . "Apparatus and method for maintaining an article at a temperature that is less than the temperature of the ambient air". United States. doi:. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1433253.
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abstractNote = {An apparatus for maintaining the temperature of an article at a temperature that is below the ambient air temperature includes an enclosure having an outer wall that defines an interior chamber for holding a volume of sealed air. An insert is disposed inside of the chamber and has a body that is made of a porous graphite foam material. A vacuum pump penetrates the outer wall and fluidly connects the sealed air in the interior chamber with the ambient air outside of the enclosure. The temperatures of the insert and article is maintained at temperatures that are below the ambient air temperature when a volume of a liquid is wicked into the pores of the porous insert and the vacuum pump is activated to reduce the pressure of a volume of sealed air within the interior chamber to a pressure that is below the vapor pressure of the liquid.},
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