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Title: Apparatus for downward transport of heat

Abstract

An apparatus for the downward transport of heat by vaporization of a working fluid, usually from a collector which can be powered by the sun to a condenser which drains the condensed working fluid to a lower reservoir, is controled by a control valve which is operationally dependent upon the level of working fluid in either the lower reservoir or an upper reservoir which feeds the collector. Condensed working fluid is driven from the lower to the upper reservoir by vaporized working fluid whose flow is controled by the controll valve. The upper reservoir is in constant communication with the condenser which prevents a buildup in temperature/pressure as the apparatus goes through successive pumping cycles.

Inventors:
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Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Los Alamos National Lab., NM (USA)
OSTI Identifier:
5595561
Application Number:
ON: DE86013700
Assignee:
Dept. of Energy
DOE Contract Number:  
W-7405-ENG-36
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
14 SOLAR ENERGY; PASSIVE SOLAR HEATING SYSTEMS; HEAT TRANSFER; SELF-PUMPING SYSTEMS; SOLAR COLLECTORS; VAPOR CONDENSATION; VAPORS; WORKING FLUIDS; CIRCULATING SYSTEMS; ENERGY SYSTEMS; ENERGY TRANSFER; EQUIPMENT; FLUIDS; GASES; HEATING SYSTEMS; SOLAR EQUIPMENT; SOLAR HEATING SYSTEMS; 140901* - Solar Thermal Utilization- Space Heating & Cooling

Citation Formats

Neeper, D A, and Hedstrom, J C. Apparatus for downward transport of heat. United States: N. p., 1985. Web.
Neeper, D A, & Hedstrom, J C. Apparatus for downward transport of heat. United States.
Neeper, D A, and Hedstrom, J C. Mon . "Apparatus for downward transport of heat". United States.
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title = {Apparatus for downward transport of heat},
author = {Neeper, D A and Hedstrom, J C},
abstractNote = {An apparatus for the downward transport of heat by vaporization of a working fluid, usually from a collector which can be powered by the sun to a condenser which drains the condensed working fluid to a lower reservoir, is controled by a control valve which is operationally dependent upon the level of working fluid in either the lower reservoir or an upper reservoir which feeds the collector. Condensed working fluid is driven from the lower to the upper reservoir by vaporized working fluid whose flow is controled by the controll valve. The upper reservoir is in constant communication with the condenser which prevents a buildup in temperature/pressure as the apparatus goes through successive pumping cycles.},
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place = {United States},
year = {1985},
month = {8}
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