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Title: Evaporative cooling enhanced cold storage system

Abstract

The invention provides an evaporatively enhanced cold storage system wherein a warm air stream is cooled and the cooled air stream is thereafter passed into contact with a cold storage unit. Moisture is added to the cooled air stream prior to or during contact of the cooled air stream with the cold storage unit to effect enhanced cooling of the cold storage unit due to evaporation of all or a portion of the added moisture. Preferably at least a portion of the added moisture comprises water condensed during the cooling of the warm air stream.

Inventors:
 [1]
  1. Cary, NC
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Instatherm Company (Cary, NC)
OSTI Identifier:
868026
Patent Number(s):
5056588
Assignee:
Instatherm Company (Cary, NC)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
B - PERFORMING OPERATIONS B60 - VEHICLES IN GENERAL B60H - ARRANGEMENTS OR ADAPTATIONS OF HEATING, COOLING, VENTILATING, OR OTHER AIR-TREATING DEVICES SPECIALLY FOR PASSENGER OR GOODS SPACES OF VEHICLES
Y - NEW / CROSS SECTIONAL TECHNOLOGIES Y02 - TECHNOLOGIES OR APPLICATIONS FOR MITIGATION OR ADAPTATION AGAINST CLIMATE CHANGE Y02B - CLIMATE CHANGE MITIGATION TECHNOLOGIES RELATED TO BUILDINGS, e.g. HOUSING, HOUSE APPLIANCES OR RELATED END-USER APPLICATIONS
DOE Contract Number:  
FG01-89CE15449
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
evaporative; cooling; enhanced; cold; storage; provides; evaporatively; warm; air; stream; cooled; thereafter; passed; contact; unit; moisture; added; prior; effect; due; evaporation; portion; preferably; comprises; water; condensed; cold storage; cooled air; stream prior; air stream; comprises water; storage unit; enhanced cooling; evaporative cooling; enhanced cold; /165/62/

Citation Formats

Carr, Peter. Evaporative cooling enhanced cold storage system. United States: N. p., 1991. Web.
Carr, Peter. Evaporative cooling enhanced cold storage system. United States.
Carr, Peter. Tue . "Evaporative cooling enhanced cold storage system". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/868026.
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abstractNote = {The invention provides an evaporatively enhanced cold storage system wherein a warm air stream is cooled and the cooled air stream is thereafter passed into contact with a cold storage unit. Moisture is added to the cooled air stream prior to or during contact of the cooled air stream with the cold storage unit to effect enhanced cooling of the cold storage unit due to evaporation of all or a portion of the added moisture. Preferably at least a portion of the added moisture comprises water condensed during the cooling of the warm air stream.},
doi = {},
journal = {},
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place = {United States},
year = {1991},
month = {1}
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