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Title: Chemically assisted mechanical refrigeration process

Abstract

There is provided a chemically assisted mechanical refrigeration process including the steps of: mechanically compressing a refrigerant stream which includes vaporized refrigerant; contacting the refrigerant with a solvent in a mixer at a pressure sufficient to promote substantial dissolving of the refrigerant in the solvent in the mixer to form a refrigerant-solvent solution while concurrently placing the solution in heat exchange relation with a working medium to transfer energy to the working medium, said refrigerant-solvent solution exhibiting a negative deviation from Raoult's Law; reducing the pressure over the refrigerant-solvent solution in an evaporator to allow the refrigerant to vaporize and substantially separate from the solvent while concurrently placing the evolving refrigerant-solvent solution in heat exchange relation with a working medium to remove energy from the working medium to thereby form a refrigerant stream and a solvent stream; and passing the solvent and refrigerant stream from the evaporator. 5 figs.

Inventors:
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Dr. Arnold Vobach
OSTI Identifier:
7152219
Patent Number(s):
US 4707996; A
Application Number:
PPN: US 6-829412
Assignee:
DSO; EDB-94-123682
DOE Contract Number:  
FG46-81R612081
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 13 Feb 1986
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
32 ENERGY CONSERVATION, CONSUMPTION, AND UTILIZATION; REFRIGERATING MACHINERY; DESIGN; ABSORPTION REFRIGERATION CYCLE; AUGMENTATION; VAPOR COMPRESSION REFRIGERATION CYCLE; EQUIPMENT; MACHINERY; 320303* - Energy Conservation, Consumption, & Utilization- Industrial & Agricultural Processes- Equipment & Processes

Citation Formats

Vobach, A.R. Chemically assisted mechanical refrigeration process. United States: N. p., 1987. Web.
Vobach, A.R. Chemically assisted mechanical refrigeration process. United States.
Vobach, A.R. Tue . "Chemically assisted mechanical refrigeration process". United States.
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abstractNote = {There is provided a chemically assisted mechanical refrigeration process including the steps of: mechanically compressing a refrigerant stream which includes vaporized refrigerant; contacting the refrigerant with a solvent in a mixer at a pressure sufficient to promote substantial dissolving of the refrigerant in the solvent in the mixer to form a refrigerant-solvent solution while concurrently placing the solution in heat exchange relation with a working medium to transfer energy to the working medium, said refrigerant-solvent solution exhibiting a negative deviation from Raoult's Law; reducing the pressure over the refrigerant-solvent solution in an evaporator to allow the refrigerant to vaporize and substantially separate from the solvent while concurrently placing the evolving refrigerant-solvent solution in heat exchange relation with a working medium to remove energy from the working medium to thereby form a refrigerant stream and a solvent stream; and passing the solvent and refrigerant stream from the evaporator. 5 figs.},
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year = {Tue Nov 24 00:00:00 EST 1987},
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