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Title: Convection towers

Abstract

Convection towers which are capable of cleaning the pollution from large quantities of air and of generating electricity utilize the evaporation of water sprayed into the towers to create strong airflows and to remove pollution from the air. Turbines in tunnels at the skirt section of the towers generate electricity. Other embodiments may also provide fresh water, and operate in an updraft mode. 5 figures.

Inventors:
Issue Date:
OSTI Identifier:
5192921
Patent Number(s):
5284628
Application Number:
PPN: US 7-942490
Assignee:
Dept. of Energy, Washington, DC ()
DOE Contract Number:  
W-7405-ENG-36
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 9 Sep 1992
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
32 ENERGY CONSERVATION, CONSUMPTION, AND UTILIZATION; 20 FOSSIL-FUELED POWER PLANTS; DUAL-PURPOSE POWER PLANTS; DESIGN; MECHANICAL DRAFT COOLING TOWERS; POLLUTION CONTROL EQUIPMENT; AIR POLLUTION CONTROL; FORCED CONVECTION; GAS TURBINE POWER PLANTS; WASTE HEAT UTILIZATION; CONTROL; CONVECTION; COOLING TOWERS; ENERGY TRANSFER; EQUIPMENT; HEAT TRANSFER; MASS TRANSFER; POLLUTION CONTROL; POWER PLANTS; WASTE PRODUCT UTILIZATION; 320304* - Energy Conservation, Consumption, & Utilization- Industrial & Agricultural Processes- Waste Heat Recovery & Utilization; 320305 - Energy Conservation, Consumption, & Utilization- Industrial & Agricultural Processes- Industrial Waste Management; 200105 - Fossil-Fueled Power Plants- Heat Utilization; 200202 - Fossil-Fueled Power Plants- Waste Management- Noxious Gas & Particulate Emissions

Citation Formats

Prueitt, M L. Convection towers. United States: N. p., 1994. Web.
Prueitt, M L. Convection towers. United States.
Prueitt, M L. Tue . "Convection towers". United States.
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