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Title: Method and apparatus for converting low temperature heat to electric power

Abstract

This patent describes a method for implementing a thermodynamic cycle. It comprises expanding a gaseous working stream, transforming its energy into usable form and producing a spent stream; mixing with the spent stream a lean stream forming a precondensed stream; condensing the pre-condensed stream producing a liquid working stream; forming from the liquid working stream as enriched stream and the lean stream; and heating the enriched stream forming the gaseous working stream.

Inventors:
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
5562832
Application Number:
PPN: US 7-567914
Assignee:
NOV; NOV-91-040061; EDB-92-056991
Resource Type:
Patent Application
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 15 Aug 1990
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
20 FOSSIL-FUELED POWER PLANTS; 32 ENERGY CONSERVATION, CONSUMPTION, AND UTILIZATION; ELECTRIC POWER; ENERGY SOURCES; THERMODYNAMIC CYCLES; ENERGY CONVERSION; USES; COGENERATION; COMBINED CYCLES; TEMPERATURE RANGE 0065-0273 K; CONVERSION; DEUS; POWER; POWER GENERATION; STEAM GENERATION; TEMPERATURE RANGE; 200102* - Fossil-Fueled Power Plants- Power Cycles; 200105 - Fossil-Fueled Power Plants- Heat Utilization; 320301 - Energy Conservation, Consumption, & Utilization- Industrial & Agricultural Processes- Energy Sources

Citation Formats

Kalina, A I. Method and apparatus for converting low temperature heat to electric power. United States: N. p., 1991. Web.
Kalina, A I. Method and apparatus for converting low temperature heat to electric power. United States.
Kalina, A I. Tue . "Method and apparatus for converting low temperature heat to electric power". United States.
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abstractNote = {This patent describes a method for implementing a thermodynamic cycle. It comprises expanding a gaseous working stream, transforming its energy into usable form and producing a spent stream; mixing with the spent stream a lean stream forming a precondensed stream; condensing the pre-condensed stream producing a liquid working stream; forming from the liquid working stream as enriched stream and the lean stream; and heating the enriched stream forming the gaseous working stream.},
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