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Title: Hydride heat pump

Abstract

Method and apparatus for the use of hydrides to exhaust heat from one temperature source and deliver the thermal energy extracted for use at a higher temperature, thereby acting as a heat pump. For this purpose there are employed a pair of hydridable metal compounds having different characteristics working together in a closed pressure system employing a high temperature source to upgrade the heat supplied from a low temperature source.

Inventors:
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL), Upton, NY (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
US Energy Research and Development Administration (ERDA)
OSTI Identifier:
862909
Patent Number(s):
4044819
Application Number:
05/657519
Assignee:
United States of America as represented by United States Energy (Washington, DC)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
F - MECHANICAL ENGINEERING F01 - MACHINES OR ENGINES IN GENERAL F01K - STEAM ENGINE PLANTS
F - MECHANICAL ENGINEERING F25 - REFRIGERATION OR COOLING F25B - REFRIGERATION MACHINES, PLANTS OR SYSTEMS
DOE Contract Number:  
AT(30-1)-16
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 1076 Feb 12
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
hydride; heat; pump; method; apparatus; hydrides; exhaust; temperature; source; deliver; thermal; energy; extracted; acting; purpose; employed; pair; hydridable; metal; compounds; characteristics; closed; pressure; employing; upgrade; supplied; metal compound; metal compounds; heat pump; thermal energy; energy extracted; exhaust heat; /165/60/62/126/

Citation Formats

Cottingham, James G. Hydride heat pump. United States: N. p., 1977. Web.
Cottingham, James G. Hydride heat pump. United States.
Cottingham, James G. Sat . "Hydride heat pump". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/862909.
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year = {1977},
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