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Title: AC induction field heating of graphite foam

Abstract

A magneto-energy apparatus includes an electromagnetic field source for generating a time-varying electromagnetic field. A graphite foam conductor is disposed within the electromagnetic field. The graphite foam when exposed to the time-varying electromagnetic field conducts an induced electric current, the electric current heating the graphite foam. An energy conversion device utilizes heat energy from the heated graphite foam to perform a heat energy consuming function. A device for heating a fluid and a method of converting energy are also disclosed.

Inventors:
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Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1376058
Patent Number(s):
9739501
Application Number:
14/466,532
Assignee:
UT-BATTELLE, LLC
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
F - MECHANICAL ENGINEERING F24 - HEATING F24H - FLUID HEATERS, e.g. WATER OR AIR HEATERS, HAVING HEAT GENERATING MEANS, IN GENERAL
H - ELECTRICITY H05 - ELECTRIC TECHNIQUES NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR H05B - ELECTRIC HEATING
DOE Contract Number:  
AC05-00OR22725
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 2014 Aug 22
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
30 DIRECT ENERGY CONVERSION; 32 ENERGY CONSERVATION, CONSUMPTION, AND UTILIZATION

Citation Formats

Klett, James W., Rios, Orlando, and Kisner, Roger. AC induction field heating of graphite foam. United States: N. p., 2017. Web.
Klett, James W., Rios, Orlando, & Kisner, Roger. AC induction field heating of graphite foam. United States.
Klett, James W., Rios, Orlando, and Kisner, Roger. Tue . "AC induction field heating of graphite foam". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1376058.
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