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Title: Liquid fuel vaporizer and combustion chamber having an adjustable thermal conductor

Abstract

The efficiency and effectiveness of apparatuses for vaporizing and combusting liquid fuel can be improved using thermal conductors. For example, an apparatus having a liquid fuel vaporizer and a combustion chamber can be characterized by a thermal conductor that conducts heat from the combustion chamber to the vaporizer. The thermal conductor can be a movable member positioned at an insertion depth within the combustion chamber that corresponds to a rate of heat conduction from the combustion chamber to the vaporizer. The rate of heat conduction can, therefore, be adjusted by positioning the movable member at a different insertion depth.

Inventors:
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Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL), Richland, WA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1126885
Patent Number(s):
8666235
Application Number:
12/945,305
Assignee:
Battelle Memorial Institute (Richland, WA)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
F - MECHANICAL ENGINEERING F23 - COMBUSTION APPARATUS F23D - BURNERS
DOE Contract Number:  
AC05-76RL01830
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
42 ENGINEERING

Citation Formats

Powell, Michael R, Whyatt, Greg A, Howe, Daniel T, and Fountain, Matthew S. Liquid fuel vaporizer and combustion chamber having an adjustable thermal conductor. United States: N. p., 2014. Web.
Powell, Michael R, Whyatt, Greg A, Howe, Daniel T, & Fountain, Matthew S. Liquid fuel vaporizer and combustion chamber having an adjustable thermal conductor. United States.
Powell, Michael R, Whyatt, Greg A, Howe, Daniel T, and Fountain, Matthew S. Tue . "Liquid fuel vaporizer and combustion chamber having an adjustable thermal conductor". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1126885.
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abstractNote = {The efficiency and effectiveness of apparatuses for vaporizing and combusting liquid fuel can be improved using thermal conductors. For example, an apparatus having a liquid fuel vaporizer and a combustion chamber can be characterized by a thermal conductor that conducts heat from the combustion chamber to the vaporizer. The thermal conductor can be a movable member positioned at an insertion depth within the combustion chamber that corresponds to a rate of heat conduction from the combustion chamber to the vaporizer. The rate of heat conduction can, therefore, be adjusted by positioning the movable member at a different insertion depth.},
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