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Title: Convection towers

Abstract

Convection towers which are capable of cleaning the pollution from large quantities of air and of generating electricity utilize the evaporation of water sprayed into the towers to create strong airflows and to remove pollution from the air. Turbines in tunnels at the skirt section of the towers generate electricity. Other embodiments may also provide fresh water, and operate in an updraft mode.

Inventors:
 [1]
  1. Los Alamos, NM
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
869150
Patent Number(s):
5284628
Assignee:
United States of America as represented by United States (Washington, DC)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
Y - NEW / CROSS SECTIONAL TECHNOLOGIES Y02 - TECHNOLOGIES OR APPLICATIONS FOR MITIGATION OR ADAPTATION AGAINST CLIMATE CHANGE Y02P - CLIMATE CHANGE MITIGATION TECHNOLOGIES IN THE PRODUCTION OR PROCESSING OF GOODS
B - PERFORMING OPERATIONS B01 - PHYSICAL OR CHEMICAL PROCESSES OR APPARATUS IN GENERAL B01D - SEPARATION
DOE Contract Number:  
W-7405-ENG-36
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
convection; towers; capable; cleaning; pollution; quantities; air; generating; electricity; utilize; evaporation; water; sprayed; create; strong; airflows; remove; turbines; tunnels; skirt; section; generate; embodiments; provide; fresh; operate; updraft; mode; generating electric; water sprayed; fresh water; convection towers; generating electricity; water spray; skirt section; strong airflows; remove pollution; generate electricity; towers convection; towers generate; create strong; generate electric; /422/60/96/261/

Citation Formats

Prueitt, Melvin L. Convection towers. United States: N. p., 1994. Web.
Prueitt, Melvin L. Convection towers. United States.
Prueitt, Melvin L. Sat . "Convection towers". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/869150.
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abstractNote = {Convection towers which are capable of cleaning the pollution from large quantities of air and of generating electricity utilize the evaporation of water sprayed into the towers to create strong airflows and to remove pollution from the air. Turbines in tunnels at the skirt section of the towers generate electricity. Other embodiments may also provide fresh water, and operate in an updraft mode.},
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journal = {},
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place = {United States},
year = {1994},
month = {1}
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