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Title: Thermal engine driven heat pump for recovery of volatile organic compounds

Abstract

The present invention relates to a method and apparatus for separating volatile organic compounds from a stream of process gas. An internal combustion engine drives a plurality of refrigeration systems, an electrical generator and an air compressor. The exhaust of the internal combustion engine drives an inert gas subsystem and a heater for the gas. A water jacket captures waste heat from the internal combustion engine and drives a second heater for the gas and possibly an additional refrigeration system for the supply of chilled water. The refrigeration systems mechanically driven by the internal combustion engine effect the precipitation of volatile organic compounds from the stream of gas.

Inventors:
 [1]
  1. Schenectady, NY
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Mechanical Technology, Inc., Latham, NY (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
867921
Patent Number(s):
US 5035117
Assignee:
Mechanical Technology Incorporated (Latham, NY)
DOE Contract Number:  
FC07-88ID12788
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
thermal; engine; driven; heat; pump; recovery; volatile; organic; compounds; relates; method; apparatus; separating; stream; process; gas; internal; combustion; drives; plurality; refrigeration; systems; electrical; generator; air; compressor; exhaust; inert; subsystem; heater; water; jacket; captures; waste; possibly; additional; supply; chilled; mechanically; effect; precipitation; waste heat; electrical generator; water jacket; organic compound; process gas; organic compounds; internal combustion; heat pump; inert gas; combustion engine; volatile organic; chilled water; refrigeration systems; mechanically driven; thermal engine; air compressor; driven heat; /62/34/

Citation Formats

Drake, Richard L. Thermal engine driven heat pump for recovery of volatile organic compounds. United States: N. p., 1991. Web.
Drake, Richard L. Thermal engine driven heat pump for recovery of volatile organic compounds. United States.
Drake, Richard L. Tue . "Thermal engine driven heat pump for recovery of volatile organic compounds". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/867921.
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abstractNote = {The present invention relates to a method and apparatus for separating volatile organic compounds from a stream of process gas. An internal combustion engine drives a plurality of refrigeration systems, an electrical generator and an air compressor. The exhaust of the internal combustion engine drives an inert gas subsystem and a heater for the gas. A water jacket captures waste heat from the internal combustion engine and drives a second heater for the gas and possibly an additional refrigeration system for the supply of chilled water. The refrigeration systems mechanically driven by the internal combustion engine effect the precipitation of volatile organic compounds from the stream of gas.},
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year = {1991},
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