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Title: Sublimation systems and associated methods

A system for vaporizing and sublimating a slurry comprising a fluid including solid particles therein. The system includes a first heat exchanger configured to receive the fluid including solid particles and vaporize the fluid and a second heat exchanger configured to receive the vaporized fluid and solid particles and sublimate the solid particles. A method for vaporizing and sublimating a fluid including solid particles therein is also disclosed. The method includes feeding the fluid including solid particles to a first heat exchanger, vaporizing the fluid, feeding the vaporized fluid and solid particles to a second heat exchanger and sublimating the solid particles. In some embodiments the fluid including solid particles is liquid natural gas or methane including solid carbon dioxide particles.
Inventors:
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Issue Date:
OSTI Identifier:
1241349
Assignee:
BATTELLE ENERGY ALLIANCE, LLC (Idaho Falls, ID) INL
Patent Number(s):
9,254,448
Application Number:
12/938,967
Contract Number:
AC07-05ID14517
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 2010 Nov 03
Research Org:
Idaho National Lab. (INL), Idaho Falls, ID (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
03 NATURAL GAS; 36 MATERIALS SCIENCE

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