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Title: Personal cooling air filtering device

Abstract

A temperature modification system for modifying the temperature of fluids includes at least one thermally conductive carbon foam element, the carbon foam element having at least one flow channel for the passage of fluids. At least one temperature modification device is provided, the temperature modification device thermally connected to the carbon foam element and adapted to modify the temperature of the carbon foam to modify the temperature of fluids flowing through the flow channels. Thermoelectric and/or thermoionic elements can preferably be used as the temperature modification device. A method for the reversible temperature modification of fluids includes the steps of providing a temperature modification system including at least one thermally conductive carbon foam element having flow channels and at least one temperature modification device, and flowing a fluid through the flow channels.

Inventors:
 [1];  [2]
  1. Knoxville, TN
  2. Denver, NC
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
874640
Patent Number(s):
6430935
Assignee:
UT-Battelle, LLC (Oak Ridge, TN)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
A - HUMAN NECESSITIES A62 - LIFE-SAVING A62B - DEVICES, APPARATUS OR METHODS FOR LIFE-SAVING
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
DOE Contract Number:  
AC05-00OR22725
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
personal; cooling; air; filtering; device; temperature; modification; modifying; fluids; thermally; conductive; carbon; foam; element; flow; channel; passage; provided; connected; adapted; modify; flowing; channels; thermoelectric; andor; thermoionic; elements; method; reversible; steps; providing; including; fluid; cooling air; air filter; conductive carbon; /62/165/

Citation Formats

Klett, James, and Conway, Bret. Personal cooling air filtering device. United States: N. p., 2002. Web.
Klett, James, & Conway, Bret. Personal cooling air filtering device. United States.
Klett, James, and Conway, Bret. Tue . "Personal cooling air filtering device". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/874640.
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abstractNote = {A temperature modification system for modifying the temperature of fluids includes at least one thermally conductive carbon foam element, the carbon foam element having at least one flow channel for the passage of fluids. At least one temperature modification device is provided, the temperature modification device thermally connected to the carbon foam element and adapted to modify the temperature of the carbon foam to modify the temperature of fluids flowing through the flow channels. Thermoelectric and/or thermoionic elements can preferably be used as the temperature modification device. A method for the reversible temperature modification of fluids includes the steps of providing a temperature modification system including at least one thermally conductive carbon foam element having flow channels and at least one temperature modification device, and flowing a fluid through the flow channels.},
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place = {United States},
year = {2002},
month = {8}
}

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Multilayer Thermionic Refrigeration
journal, May 1998