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Title: Magnetic refrigeration system with unequal blows

Abstract

A magnetic refrigeration apparatus includes beds of magnetocaloric material with a hot side and a cold side. The apparatus also includes a magnet to apply a magnetic field to the beds, a heat transfer fluid, a pump to circulate the heat transfer fluid, a hot side heat exchanger, a cold side heat exchanger, and a controller to control the flow of heat transfer fluid from the cold side to the hot side of the beds when the magnetic field on the beds is high at an average flow rate of ΦH for a duration ΔtH. The controller also controls the flow of heat transfer fluid from the hot side of the beds to the cold side of the beds when the magnetic field on the beds is low at an average flow rate of ΦC for a duration ΔtC, where ΔtC>ΔtH and ΦC

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Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Astronautics Corp. of America, Milwaukee, WI (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1532062
Patent Number(s):
9927155
Application Number:
14/567,835
Assignee:
Astronautics Corporation of America (Milwaukee, WI)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
Y - NEW / CROSS SECTIONAL TECHNOLOGIES Y02 - TECHNOLOGIES OR APPLICATIONS FOR MITIGATION OR ADAPTATION AGAINST CLIMATE CHANGE Y02B - CLIMATE CHANGE MITIGATION TECHNOLOGIES RELATED TO BUILDINGS, e.g. HOUSING, HOUSE APPLIANCES OR RELATED END-USER APPLICATIONS
F - MECHANICAL ENGINEERING F25 - REFRIGERATION OR COOLING F25B - REFRIGERATION MACHINES, PLANTS OR SYSTEMS
DOE Contract Number:  
AR0000128
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 2014-12-11
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
29 ENERGY PLANNING, POLICY, AND ECONOMY; 75 CONDENSED MATTER PHYSICS, SUPERCONDUCTIVITY AND SUPERFLUIDITY

Citation Formats

Boeder, Andre Michael, Chell, Jeremy Jonathan, Jacobs, Steven Alan, Leonard, John Paul, Auringer, Jon Jay, Zimm, Carl Bruno, and Mueller, Bryant Wayne. Magnetic refrigeration system with unequal blows. United States: N. p., 2018. Web.
Boeder, Andre Michael, Chell, Jeremy Jonathan, Jacobs, Steven Alan, Leonard, John Paul, Auringer, Jon Jay, Zimm, Carl Bruno, & Mueller, Bryant Wayne. Magnetic refrigeration system with unequal blows. United States.
Boeder, Andre Michael, Chell, Jeremy Jonathan, Jacobs, Steven Alan, Leonard, John Paul, Auringer, Jon Jay, Zimm, Carl Bruno, and Mueller, Bryant Wayne. Tue . "Magnetic refrigeration system with unequal blows". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1532062.
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title = {Magnetic refrigeration system with unequal blows},
author = {Boeder, Andre Michael and Chell, Jeremy Jonathan and Jacobs, Steven Alan and Leonard, John Paul and Auringer, Jon Jay and Zimm, Carl Bruno and Mueller, Bryant Wayne},
abstractNote = {A magnetic refrigeration apparatus includes beds of magnetocaloric material with a hot side and a cold side. The apparatus also includes a magnet to apply a magnetic field to the beds, a heat transfer fluid, a pump to circulate the heat transfer fluid, a hot side heat exchanger, a cold side heat exchanger, and a controller to control the flow of heat transfer fluid from the cold side to the hot side of the beds when the magnetic field on the beds is high at an average flow rate of ΦH for a duration ΔtH. The controller also controls the flow of heat transfer fluid from the hot side of the beds to the cold side of the beds when the magnetic field on the beds is low at an average flow rate of ΦC for a duration ΔtC, where ΔtC>ΔtH and ΦC},
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place = {United States},
year = {2018},
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