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Title: System and method for cooling a combustion gas charge

Abstract

The present invention relates to a system and method for cooling a combustion gas charge prior. The combustion gas charge may include compressed intake air, exhaust gas, or a mixture thereof. An evaporator is provided that may then receive a relatively high temperature combustion gas charge and discharge at a relatively lower temperature. The evaporator may be configured to operate with refrigeration cycle components and/or to receive a fluid below atmospheric pressure as the phase-change cooling medium.

Inventors:
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Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Southwest Research Institute, San Antonio, TX (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1176310
Patent Number(s):
7721543
Application Number:
11/551,871
Assignee:
Southwest Research Institute
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
F - MECHANICAL ENGINEERING F02 - COMBUSTION ENGINES F02M - SUPPLYING COMBUSTION ENGINES IN GENERAL WITH COMBUSTIBLE MIXTURES OR CONSTITUENTS THEREOF
F - MECHANICAL ENGINEERING F02 - COMBUSTION ENGINES F02B - INTERNAL-COMBUSTION PISTON ENGINES
DOE Contract Number:  
FC26-00OR22804
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
42 ENGINEERING; 32 ENERGY CONSERVATION, CONSUMPTION, AND UTILIZATION

Citation Formats

Massey, Mary Cecelia, and Boberg, Thomas Earl. System and method for cooling a combustion gas charge. United States: N. p., 2010. Web.
Massey, Mary Cecelia, & Boberg, Thomas Earl. System and method for cooling a combustion gas charge. United States.
Massey, Mary Cecelia, and Boberg, Thomas Earl. Tue . "System and method for cooling a combustion gas charge". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1176310.
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place = {United States},
year = {2010},
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