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Title: Heat exchanger containing a component capable of discontinuous movement

Abstract

Regenerative heat exchangers are described for transferring heat between hot and cold fluids. The heat exchangers have seal-leakage rates significantly less than those of conventional regenerative heat exchangers because the matrix is discontinuously moved and is releasably sealed while in a stationary position. Both rotary and modular heat exchangers are described. Also described are methods for transferring heat between a hot and cold fluid using the discontinuous movement of matrices. 11 figures.

Inventors:
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Massachusetts Inst. of Technology (MIT), Cambridge, MA (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
5238900
Patent Number(s):
5259444 A
Application Number:
PPN: US 7-609362
Assignee:
Massachusetts Inst. of Tech., Cambridge, MA (United States)
DOE Contract Number:  
AC21-89MC26051
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 5 Nov 1990
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
42 ENGINEERING; HEAT EXCHANGERS; DESIGN; HEAT TRANSFER; LEAKS; MATRIX MATERIALS; OPERATION; REGENERATORS; SEALS; ENERGY TRANSFER; MATERIALS; 420400* - Engineering- Heat Transfer & Fluid Flow

Citation Formats

Wilson, D G. Heat exchanger containing a component capable of discontinuous movement. United States: N. p., 1993. Web.
Wilson, D G. Heat exchanger containing a component capable of discontinuous movement. United States.
Wilson, D G. Tue . "Heat exchanger containing a component capable of discontinuous movement". United States.
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