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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 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:
 [1]
  1. (Sag Harbor, NY)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
ASSOC UNIVERSITIES INC
OSTI Identifier:
864593
Patent Number(s):
US 4390008
Application Number:
06/163,449
Assignee:
United Stated of America as represented by Department of Energy (Washington, DC) BNL
DOE Contract Number:  
AC02-76CH00016
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
hot; water; tank; combination; solar; energy; heat-pump; desuperheating; heater; disposed; therein; movable; baffle; function; barrier; incoming; volume; cold; entering; heated; circulation; collector; desuperheater; heat; pump; optimize; manner; imparted; accordance; demand; supplemental; provided; connected; supplement; heating; event; impart; desired; input; water heater; water tank; cold water; solar collector; heat pump; solar energy; disposed therein; hot water; water entering; heat input; supplemental heat; heated water; /126/62/

Citation Formats

Andrews, John W. Hot water tank for use with a combination of solar energy and heat-pump desuperheating. United States: N. p., 1983. Web.
Andrews, John W. Hot water tank for use with a combination of solar energy and heat-pump desuperheating. United States.
Andrews, John W. Tue . "Hot water tank for use with a combination of solar energy and heat-pump desuperheating". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/864593.
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title = {Hot water tank for use with a combination of solar energy and heat-pump desuperheating},
author = {Andrews, John W.},
abstractNote = {A water heater or system 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 = {1983},
month = {6}
}

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