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Title: Heat exchanger containing a component capable of discontinuous movement

Abstract

Regenerative heat exchangers are described for transferring heat between hot and cold fluids. The heat exchangers have seal-leakage rates significantly less than those of conventional regenerative heat exchangers because the matrix is discontinuously moved and is releasably sealed while in a stationary position. Both rotary and modular heat exchangers are described. Also described are methods for transferring heat between a hot and cold fluid using the discontinuous movement of matrices.

Inventors:
 [1]
  1. (Winchester, MA)
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
OSTI Identifier:
869000
Patent Number(s):
5259444
Assignee:
Masachusetts Institute of Technology (Cambridge, MA) NETL
DOE Contract Number:  
AC21-89MC26051
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
heat; exchanger; containing; component; capable; discontinuous; movement; regenerative; exchangers; described; transferring; hot; cold; fluids; seal-leakage; rates; significantly; conventional; matrix; discontinuously; moved; releasably; sealed; stationary; position; rotary; modular; methods; fluid; matrices; stationary position; modular heat; transferring heat; heat exchange; heat exchanger; heat exchangers; component capable; regenerative heat; discontinuous movement; seal-leakage rates; rates significantly; cold fluid; cold fluids; exchanger containing; /165/

Citation Formats

Wilson, David G. Heat exchanger containing a component capable of discontinuous movement. United States: N. p., 1993. Web.
Wilson, David G. Heat exchanger containing a component capable of discontinuous movement. United States.
Wilson, David G. Fri . "Heat exchanger containing a component capable of discontinuous movement". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/869000.
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title = {Heat exchanger containing a component capable of discontinuous movement},
author = {Wilson, David G.},
abstractNote = {Regenerative heat exchangers are described for transferring heat between hot and cold fluids. The heat exchangers have seal-leakage rates significantly less than those of conventional regenerative heat exchangers because the matrix is discontinuously moved and is releasably sealed while in a stationary position. Both rotary and modular heat exchangers are described. Also described are methods for transferring heat between a hot and cold fluid using the discontinuous movement of matrices.},
doi = {},
journal = {},
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place = {United States},
year = {1993},
month = {1}
}

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