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Title: Micro environmental control system

Abstract

A micro environmental control system that can remove or add 30W from or to the near range personal microenvironment of a user. For cooling, the μX uses a micro vapor compression system during the un-occupied period to freeze a phase-change-material in a thermal storage module. A fan then moves air over the phase-change-material to deliver cooled air. Heating is delivered by a small electric heater integrated into a condensing unit. The resulting system is inexpensive to build and uses a limited amount of energy.

Inventors:
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Syracuse Univ., NY (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1735293
Patent Number(s):
10782052
Application Number:
15/507,065
Assignee:
Syracuse University (Syracuse, NY)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
F - MECHANICAL ENGINEERING F25 - REFRIGERATION OR COOLING F25B - REFRIGERATION MACHINES, PLANTS OR SYSTEMS
DOE Contract Number:  
AR0000526
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 08/26/2015
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English

Citation Formats

Khalifa, Hussein Ezzat. Micro environmental control system. United States: N. p., 2020. Web.
Khalifa, Hussein Ezzat. Micro environmental control system. United States.
Khalifa, Hussein Ezzat. Tue . "Micro environmental control system". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1735293.
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year = {2020},
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Personal thermal comfort system using thermal storage
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Vehicle cabin heating cooling and ventilation system
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Thermoelectric personal environment appliance
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