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Title: Hot water tank for use with a combination of solar energy and heat-pump desuperheating

Abstract

A water heater or system is described which includes a hot water tank having disposed therein a movable baffle to function as a barrier between the incoming volume of cold water entering the tank and the volume of heated water entering the tank which is heated by the circulation of the cold water through a solar collector and/or a desuperheater of a heat pump so as to optimize the manner in which heat is imparted to the water in accordance to the demand on the water heater or system. A supplemental heater is also provided and it is connected so as to supplement the heating of the water in the event that the solar collector and/or desuperheater cannot impart all of the desired heat input into the water.

Inventors:
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
6601205
Alternate Identifier(s):
OSTI ID: 6601205
Assignee:
Dept. of Energy TIC; ERA-06-015504; EDB-81-044727
DOE Contract Number:  
AC02-76CH00016
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
14 SOLAR ENERGY; 32 ENERGY CONSERVATION, CONSUMPTION, AND UTILIZATION; HEAT PUMPS; WASTE HEAT UTILIZATION; SOLAR WATER HEATERS; DESIGN; WATER HEATERS; AIR CONDITIONERS; BAFFLES; COEFFICIENT OF PERFORMANCE; COMPARATIVE EVALUATIONS; HEAT; HEAT EXCHANGERS; MONTHLY VARIATIONS; RESISTANCE HEATING; SOLAR COLLECTORS; STRATIFICATION; TABLES; TANKS; WASTE HEAT; APPLIANCES; CONTAINERS; CONTROL EQUIPMENT; ELECTRIC HEATING; ENERGY; EQUIPMENT; FLOW REGULATORS; HEATERS; HEATING; SOLAR EQUIPMENT; VARIATIONS; WASTE PRODUCT UTILIZATION; WASTES 140907* -- Solar Thermal Utilization-- Water Heating; 320100 -- Energy Conservation, Consumption, & Utilization-- Buildings

Citation Formats

Andrews, J.W. Hot water tank for use with a combination of solar energy and heat-pump desuperheating. United States: N. p., 1980. Web.
Andrews, J.W. Hot water tank for use with a combination of solar energy and heat-pump desuperheating. United States.
Andrews, J.W. Wed . "Hot water tank for use with a combination of solar energy and heat-pump desuperheating". United States.
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title = {Hot water tank for use with a combination of solar energy and heat-pump desuperheating},
author = {Andrews, J.W.},
abstractNote = {A water heater or system is described which includes a hot water tank having disposed therein a movable baffle to function as a barrier between the incoming volume of cold water entering the tank and the volume of heated water entering the tank which is heated by the circulation of the cold water through a solar collector and/or a desuperheater of a heat pump so as to optimize the manner in which heat is imparted to the water in accordance to the demand on the water heater or system. A supplemental heater is also provided and it is connected so as to supplement the heating of the water in the event that the solar collector and/or desuperheater cannot impart all of the desired heat input into the water.},
doi = {},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {1980},
month = {6}
}