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Title: Passive thermal control of microwave furnace components

Abstract

A microwave furnace includes a microwave casket having an inner surface forming an internal cavity. A heatable body, formed at least in part of a microwave susceptor material, is located in the internal cavity of the casket and heats in response to a microwave field. A thermal control system is provided, which includes a fluid flow path extending through the casket and has an inlet and an outlet formed in the microwave casket. A portion of the fluid flow path is adjacent the heatable body. The thermal control system flows a thermal transfer fluid through the fluid flow path via the inlet to absorb heat from the heatable body and to transfer the absorbed heat along the fluid flow path until the thermal transfer fluid exits the fluid flow path via the outlet.

Inventors:
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Consolidated Nuclear Security, LLC, Oak Ridge, TN (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1568699
Patent Number(s):
10,371,445
Application Number:
15/351,710
Assignee:
Consolidated Nuclear Security, LLC (Oak Ridge, TN)
DOE Contract Number:  
NA0001942
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 11/15/2016
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English

Citation Formats

Ripley, Edward B. Passive thermal control of microwave furnace components. United States: N. p., 2019. Web.
Ripley, Edward B. Passive thermal control of microwave furnace components. United States.
Ripley, Edward B. Tue . "Passive thermal control of microwave furnace components". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1568699.
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abstractNote = {A microwave furnace includes a microwave casket having an inner surface forming an internal cavity. A heatable body, formed at least in part of a microwave susceptor material, is located in the internal cavity of the casket and heats in response to a microwave field. A thermal control system is provided, which includes a fluid flow path extending through the casket and has an inlet and an outlet formed in the microwave casket. A portion of the fluid flow path is adjacent the heatable body. The thermal control system flows a thermal transfer fluid through the fluid flow path via the inlet to absorb heat from the heatable body and to transfer the absorbed heat along the fluid flow path until the thermal transfer fluid exits the fluid flow path via the outlet.},
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place = {United States},
year = {2019},
month = {8}
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