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Title: Passive ice freezing-releasing heat pipe

Abstract

A heat pipe device has been developed which permits completely passive ice formation and periodic release of ice without requiring the ambient temperature to rise above the melting point of water. This passive design enables the maximum amount of cooling capacity to be stored in the tank.

Inventors:
 [1];  [2]
  1. Lemont, IL
  2. Batavia, IL
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Argonne National Lab. (ANL), Argonne, IL (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
864368
Patent Number(s):
4355522
Assignee:
United States of America as represented by United States (Washington, DC)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
F - MECHANICAL ENGINEERING F28 - HEAT EXCHANGE IN GENERAL F28D - HEAT-EXCHANGE APPARATUS, NOT PROVIDED FOR IN ANOTHER SUBCLASS, IN WHICH THE HEAT-EXCHANGE MEDIA DO NOT COME INTO DIRECT CONTACT
F - MECHANICAL ENGINEERING F25 - REFRIGERATION OR COOLING F25C - PRODUCING, WORKING OR HANDLING ICE
DOE Contract Number:  
W-31109-ENG-38
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
passive; ice; freezing-releasing; heat; pipe; device; developed; permits; completely; formation; periodic; release; requiring; ambient; temperature; rise; melting; water; design; enables; maximum; amount; cooling; capacity; stored; tank; cooling capacity; heat pipe; ambient temperature; completely passive; releasing heat; passive ice; maximum amount; ice formation; /62/165/

Citation Formats

Gorski, Anthony J, and Schertz, William W. Passive ice freezing-releasing heat pipe. United States: N. p., 1982. Web.
Gorski, Anthony J, & Schertz, William W. Passive ice freezing-releasing heat pipe. United States.
Gorski, Anthony J, and Schertz, William W. Fri . "Passive ice freezing-releasing heat pipe". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/864368.
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author = {Gorski, Anthony J and Schertz, William W},
abstractNote = {A heat pipe device has been developed which permits completely passive ice formation and periodic release of ice without requiring the ambient temperature to rise above the melting point of water. This passive design enables the maximum amount of cooling capacity to be stored in the tank.},
doi = {},
journal = {},
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place = {United States},
year = {1982},
month = {1}
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