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Title: Generation of energy

Abstract

A method of generating energy which comprises utilizing relatively lower temperature available heat to effect partial distillation of at least portion of a multicomponent working fluid stream at an intermediate pressure to generate working fluid fractions of differing compositions. The fractions are used to produce at least one main rich solution which is relatively enriched with respect to the lower boiling component, and to produce at least one lean solution which is relatively improverished with respect to the lower boiling component. The pressure of the main rich solution is increased whereafter it is evaporated to produce a charged gaseous main working fluid. The main working fluid is expanded to a low pressure level to release energy. The spent low pressure level working fluid is condensed in a main absorption stage by dissolving with cooling in the lean solution to regenerate an initial working fluid for reuse.

Inventors:
 [1]
  1. (12214 Clear Fork, Houston, TX 77077)
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
BOEING CO
OSTI Identifier:
865291
Patent Number(s):
4489563
Assignee:
Kalina; Alexander I. (12214 Clear Fork, Houston, TX 77077) ETEC
DOE Contract Number:  
AC03-76SF00700
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
generation; energy; method; generating; comprises; utilizing; relatively; temperature; available; heat; effect; partial; distillation; portion; multicomponent; fluid; stream; intermediate; pressure; generate; fractions; differing; compositions; produce; main; rich; solution; enriched; respect; boiling; component; lean; improverished; increased; whereafter; evaporated; charged; gaseous; expanded; level; release; spent; condensed; absorption; stage; dissolving; cooling; regenerate; initial; reuse; pressure level; fluid stream; intermediate pressure; generating energy; available heat; /60/

Citation Formats

Kalina, Alexander I. Generation of energy. United States: N. p., 1984. Web.
Kalina, Alexander I. Generation of energy. United States.
Kalina, Alexander I. Sun . "Generation of energy". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/865291.
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abstractNote = {A method of generating energy which comprises utilizing relatively lower temperature available heat to effect partial distillation of at least portion of a multicomponent working fluid stream at an intermediate pressure to generate working fluid fractions of differing compositions. The fractions are used to produce at least one main rich solution which is relatively enriched with respect to the lower boiling component, and to produce at least one lean solution which is relatively improverished with respect to the lower boiling component. The pressure of the main rich solution is increased whereafter it is evaporated to produce a charged gaseous main working fluid. The main working fluid is expanded to a low pressure level to release energy. The spent low pressure level working fluid is condensed in a main absorption stage by dissolving with cooling in the lean solution to regenerate an initial working fluid for reuse.},
doi = {},
journal = {},
number = ,
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place = {United States},
year = {1984},
month = {1}
}

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