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Title: Hot water tank for use with a combination of solar energy and heat-pump desuperheating

Abstract

A water heater or system which includes a hot water tank having disposed therein a movable baffle to function as a barrier between the incoming volume of cold water entering the tank and the volume of heated water entering the tank which is heated by the circulation of the cold water through a solar collector and/or a desuperheater of a heat pump so as to optimize the manner in which heat is imparted to the water in accordance to the demand on the water heater or system. A supplemental heater is also provided and it is connected so as to supplement the heating of the water in the event that the solar collector and/or desuperheater cannot impart all of the desired heat input into the water.

Inventors:
 [1]
  1. Sag Harbor, NY
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Associated Universities, Inc., Upton, NY (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
864593
Patent Number(s):
4390008
Application Number:
06/163,449
Assignee:
United Stated of America as represented by Department of Energy (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
Y - NEW / CROSS SECTIONAL TECHNOLOGIES Y02 - TECHNOLOGIES OR APPLICATIONS FOR MITIGATION OR ADAPTATION AGAINST CLIMATE CHANGE Y02E - REDUCTION OF GREENHOUSE GAS [GHG] EMISSIONS, RELATED TO ENERGY GENERATION, TRANSMISSION OR DISTRIBUTION
DOE Contract Number:  
AC02-76CH00016
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
hot; water; tank; combination; solar; energy; heat-pump; desuperheating; heater; disposed; therein; movable; baffle; function; barrier; incoming; volume; cold; entering; heated; circulation; collector; desuperheater; heat; pump; optimize; manner; imparted; accordance; demand; supplemental; provided; connected; supplement; heating; event; impart; desired; input; water heater; water tank; cold water; solar collector; heat pump; solar energy; disposed therein; hot water; water entering; heat input; supplemental heat; heated water; /126/62/

Citation Formats

Andrews, John W. Hot water tank for use with a combination of solar energy and heat-pump desuperheating. United States: N. p., 1983. Web.
Andrews, John W. Hot water tank for use with a combination of solar energy and heat-pump desuperheating. United States.
Andrews, John W. Tue . "Hot water tank for use with a combination of solar energy and heat-pump desuperheating". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/864593.
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author = {Andrews, John W},
abstractNote = {A water heater or system which includes a hot water tank having disposed therein a movable baffle to function as a barrier between the incoming volume of cold water entering the tank and the volume of heated water entering the tank which is heated by the circulation of the cold water through a solar collector and/or a desuperheater of a heat pump so as to optimize the manner in which heat is imparted to the water in accordance to the demand on the water heater or system. A supplemental heater is also provided and it is connected so as to supplement the heating of the water in the event that the solar collector and/or desuperheater cannot impart all of the desired heat input into the water.},
doi = {},
journal = {},
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place = {United States},
year = {1983},
month = {6}
}

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