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Title: Self-defrosting recuperative air-to-air heat exchanger

Abstract

A heat exchanger is described which includes a stationary spirally or concentrically wound heat exchanger core with rotating baffles on upper and lower ends thereof. The rotating baffles include rotating inlets and outlets which are in communication with respective fixed inlets and outlets via annuli. The rotation of the baffles causes a concurrent rotation of the temperature distribution within the stationary exchanger core, thereby preventing frost build-up in some applications and preventing the formation of hot spots in other applications. 3 figures.

Inventors:
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Mechanical Technology Inc
OSTI Identifier:
143941
Patent Number(s):
5273106
Application Number:
PAN: 7-918,217
Assignee:
Mechanical Technology Inc., Latham, NY (United States)
DOE Contract Number:  
FC07-88ID12788
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Other Information: PBD: 28 Dec 1993
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
42 ENGINEERING NOT INCLUDED IN OTHER CATEGORIES; HEAT EXCHANGERS; DESIGN; OPERATION; DEFROSTING; BAFFLES

Citation Formats

Drake, R L. Self-defrosting recuperative air-to-air heat exchanger. United States: N. p., 1993. Web.
Drake, R L. Self-defrosting recuperative air-to-air heat exchanger. United States.
Drake, R L. Tue . "Self-defrosting recuperative air-to-air heat exchanger". United States.
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