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Title: Heat dissipation systems with hygroscopic working fluid

Abstract

In various embodiments, the present invention relates to heat dissipation systems including a hygroscopic working fluid and methods of using the same. In various embodiments, the present invention provides a method for heat dissipation using a hygroscopic working fluid. The method can include transferring thermal energy from a heated process fluid to the hygroscopic working fluid in a process heat exchanger, to form a cooled process fluid. The method can include condensing liquid from a feed gas on a heat transfer surface of a feed gas heat exchanger in contact with the cooled process fluid, to form a cooled feed gas, the heated process fluid, and a condensate. The method can include dissipating thermal energy from the hygroscopic working fluid to a cooling gas composition with a fluid-air contactor. The method can include transferring moisture between the hygroscopic working fluid and the cooling gas composition with the fluid-air contactor. The method can include adding at least part of the condensate to the hygroscopic working fluid.

Inventors:
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Energy & Environmental Research Center Foundation, Grand Forks, ND (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1771532
Patent Number(s):
10808948
Application Number:
14/884,450
Assignee:
Energy & Environmental Research Center (Grand Forks, ND)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
F - MECHANICAL ENGINEERING F02 - COMBUSTION ENGINES F02C - GAS-TURBINE PLANTS
F - MECHANICAL ENGINEERING F28 - HEAT EXCHANGE IN GENERAL F28C - HEAT-EXCHANGE APPARATUS, NOT PROVIDED FOR IN ANOTHER SUBCLASS, IN WHICH THE HEAT-EXCHANGE MEDIA COME INTO DIRECT CONTACT WITHOUT CHEMICAL INTERACTION
DOE Contract Number:  
FC26-08NT43291
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 10/15/2015
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English

Citation Formats

Martin, Christopher Lee. Heat dissipation systems with hygroscopic working fluid. United States: N. p., 2020. Web.
Martin, Christopher Lee. Heat dissipation systems with hygroscopic working fluid. United States.
Martin, Christopher Lee. Tue . "Heat dissipation systems with hygroscopic working fluid". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1771532.
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